I was reading this article about a man who was fortunate enough to have free flights anywhere he went and took advantage of this rare opportunity! As a result he had filled countless passports and even has a passport with 331 pages!
As the article noted, the U.S. had a policy but not a law that only 3 extra sets of pages could be added. With changes taking place forcing travelers to get a new passport instead of adding pages, this will be the last time his passport will be able to reach book level.
I recently sent in my passport before the December 31st deadline to have extra pages added. I only asked for one extra set but they threw in a second! So thank you to the U.S. Department of State for allowing me to travel a little longer before getting a new passport. Now I just gave to begin planning those trips…
A friend sent me this article about how to get through U.S. customs faster and easier. One of the suggestions was to download the Mobile Passport app to fill out your paperwork, take a selfie, and breeze through customs. Funny enough I had just downloaded it and started an account as I read about it in an in-flight magazine.
The app stores your passport jnformation so really the only additional information that needs to be added is your flight itinerary. Once added, a receipt appears which is scanned by customs as you breeze through the line.
I haven’t had the chance to use it yet but will get to for two international trips this year. I’ll let you know how it goes!
Do you have enough extra pages in your passport to get through your next trip abroad? Or until your passport expires?
If yes, well you need to schedule more trips!
If no, you need to send your passport in TODAY to be able to add in extra pages while this benefit is still available to avid travelers. As of December 31st, 2015, it will no longer be possible to add pages to your passport. Instead one must order a completely new passport.
It had been on my list to do this since I got back from Thailand. SE Asia took up more visa pages than I was expecting. Living in Europe hardly took up any pages due to the European Union so it never occurred to me to order a bigger passport initially.
Seeing this announcement spurred me to action and my passport has already been received at the passport processing office.
Now on to planning my next adventures!