Visa & Passport Blog
The Swift Passport blog is where travelers get expert advice, tips and news to make traveling easier.
The woman had no international journey plans when she came to renew her passport at our Chicago office. This wasn’t particularly unusual; at first blush, Amy (not her real name) appeared to be a “careful planner” type.
She handed her current passport to Laurie, our co-founder and CEO. In the photograph was a younger man with … Read More ›
You may have heard about passport cards, which are smaller, less expensive, and may seem more convenient than the standard passport book. Despite their apparent benefits, passport cards do have their drawbacks. There are certain circumstances where a passport card can work better than a traditional passport and other situations where they won’t … Read More ›
You love traveling to new countries, and you want to share that love of international exploration with your kids – but first, you have to get there. While traveling internationally with children requires more preparation, bringing your whole family on the trip of a lifetime is worth it.
To help make sure your … Read More ›
For many people, the most nerve-wracking part of the passport and visa application process is handing over copies of their old passport, their driver’s license, and other personal information. If you get a passport for your child, you may even have to send in their original birth certificate! If you’ve ever dealt with identity theft, … Read More ›
While a second valid passport may seem like a good idea to have for backup or additional identification, you won’t be granted one just because you want one. It is possible to get a second passport, but only if it’s deemed necessary by the U.S. Department of State (DOS).
Why You May Need a … Read More ›