How Long Is a U.S. Passport Valid?


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As of 2015, the duration of the validity of a U.S. passport depends on the age of its holder. Those 16 years of age or older at the time of application receive a passport valid for 10 years. For those 15 or younger, the passport remains valid for five years.

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Another thing to remember about the validity of your passport is that some countries require it to be valid for three to six months past the travel dates. A traveller should always check the requirements of the country he seeks to visit, as he may need to renew his passport before it actually expires.

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