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1. What are the countries that require a visa?
Please refer to the “Apply Visa Online” page on our website to check whether a visa is required or not. Select your citizenship from the drop-down menu at the top of the page, and you will be provided with a complete list of countries that require or do not require visas for you to travel.

2. I’m not a US or Canadian citizen. Can you still process my visa application?
If you are a resident of the United States or Canada, we may be able to process your application, depending on the country you would like to visit, the type of visa you need, and your visa status in the United States or Canada. Please consult our individual country pages or other questions in this FAQ for further information.

3. What is visa validity?
The validity of a given visa represents the dates that the visa is effective. Different countries have different requirements and interpretations regarding visa validity and maximum stay.

4. How long is a U.S. passport valid for?
In the US, If you were age 16 or older when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 10 years. If you were under 16 when your passport was issued, your passport is valid for 5 years.

5. When do I need a U.S. passport to travel?
You will need a passport to travel every time you leave the United States or its territories. There is one exception to this rule for American citizens, traveling by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda – a passport card can be used.

6. Is there any way my passport application can be denied or rejected?
Passport applications may be denied or rejected for several reasons. The most common reason is missing the necessary documents – if the Birth Certificate (when required), the Letter of Authorization, proper photographs, correct fee, or the itinerary are missing. Also, passports will be denied for the following reasons: outstanding child support, outstanding felony/criminal warrant (not including civil infractions or parking tickets). Please be advised that the Department of State has the right to request additional documents at their discretion.