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End of Travel on Expired Passports
June 21, 2022

After July 30, 2022 you U.S. Citizens will no longer be permitted to use expired passports to return to the United States. If your passport has expired contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a new one.


On May 24, 2021, the direct return of U.S. citizens overseas who have U.S. passports that expired on or after January 1, 2020 was, permitted under limited circumstances.  This measure was set to expire on December 31, 2021.  On December 27, 2021, the U.S. Department of State extended the temporary measure through March 31, 2022.  On March 22, 2022, the Department extended this temporary measure for an additional 90 days, through June 30, 2022.  Because the Department now can accommodate routine and emergency passport issuance to support U.S. citizens’ travel needs without excessive wait times, this measure will not be further extended.  Therefore, after June 30, 2022, U.S. citizens will no longer be allowed to use their expired U.S. passport to return to the United States.


To apply for a new passport please contact us.