How long is a U.S. passport valid for?
A passport's validity is generally determined by the applicant's age. In the U.S., passports issued for adults ages 16 and older are valid for 10 years. Children 15 years of age and under receive passports valid for 5 years. The issue date of your passport can be found on the data page of your Passport Book or on the front of your Passport Card.

If possible, you should renew your passport approximately 9 months before it expires. Some countries require that your passport be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met.

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1. How much does a U.S. passport cost?
2. How long is a U.S. passport valid for?
3. When do I need a U.S. passport to travel?
4. What is a passport card?
5. What if I have changed my name?
6. I am renewing my passport. Will I get my old passport back?
7. I have a life or death emergency. What should I do?
8. Where are the instructions for filling out the passport forms?