Hi travel friends! Here are our most popular posts for September 2019. Some of them were actually written before September (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older posts are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:
Passports are only good for 10 years and then they have to be renewed. Or you may be a frequent enough traveler that you run out of pages for stamps and get a new passport more often. Whatever the case, if you’ve been traveling internationally as an adult for more than ten years, chances are good that you have an old, expired passport.
Have you ever wondered what you’re supposed to do with it? Are you supposed to throw it out? CAN you throw it out? Does it serve any purpose? Here’s what I found out…
Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
You’re getting ready to go to your most favorite country you love to visit. Or maybe you’re finally going on that bucket list trip to that place around the world. You get your passport out and OH NO, It expires in a month! You’ll be there and back before the actual expiration date, but is that good enough? I mean, you can still travel internationally with a passport that’s so close to its expiration date, right? As long as it hasn’t actually expired, you’re OK, yes?
Well, it depends.
The U.S. Department of State wants you to know that it is not playing around.
We reported last year that the State Department had a new rule, as of 2015, regarding tax debt but that it wasn’t implemented or enforced until early 2018. That rule spelled out that if an individual has “seriously delinquent tax debt” (at the time, $50,000 or more), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would contact the State Department, which would, in turn, “generally deny an application for issuance or renewal of a passport from such individual, and may revoke or limit a passport previously issued to such individual.”
The State Department has never reported how many passports have been revoked or denied, but they’re apparently ready for Round 2.