Visa & Passport Blog
The Swift Passport blog is where travelers get expert advice, tips and news to make traveling easier.
Earlier this month, the State Department rolled out a revamped travel advisory system. Every country is rated on a scale of one to four. A level one rating is the lowest level of risk and means that travelers should “exercise normal precautions.” Level four is the highest level, and the State Department recommends that … Read More ›
Keeping your passport current is a wise move, not only for travel but also for general identification purposes. Even though passports are valid for ten years, that time can go by fast, and you may find yourself with an expired passport when you need it most.
If you have a trip coming up … Read More ›
Winter is the season of holiday celebrations, of New Year resolutions, and snowy wonderlands. But it’s also the season of delays.
If you need expedited passports or visas during the winter months, you would be well advised to act as quickly as possible. As soon as you know you’re going to need some travel document or … Read More ›
Having your passport stolen can be downright scary, but fortunately, it’s a situation that can be quickly remedied. The following steps outline what to do if your passport is stolen, including tips on how to best protect yourself against identity theft abroad.
Step 1: Report It
The game plan for what to do if your … Read More ›
It has been more than a hundred days since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and still about half of Puerto Ricans are without power in their homes.
Imagine being a US citizen and not being able to get power in your house or apartment for over three months. Not being able to use your lights, your … Read More ›