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Travel - State Dept 3h
Due to inclement weather, the Houston Passport Agency is closed Wednesday, January 17th. Appointments will be rescheduled. If you have not been contacted to reschedule your appointment, please call us at 1-877-487-2778. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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Travel - State Dept 7h
Natural Disaster Alert for : According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future.
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Travel - State Dept 7h
Do you need to update your passport? You can apply for it at the at the Travel Right Pavilion (booth 301). Bring your completed passport application to get in free! Check our page to know what to bring:
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Travel - State Dept 7h
Weather Alert for : A cyclone warning is in force in Mauritius and Reunion. Expect strong winds, heavy rains, and possible flooding and property damage.
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Travel - State Dept 7h
We’re there for you – even when you’re traveling the world. Use our mobile-friendly website to get the information you need to make informed travel decisions while overseas.
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Travel - State Dept 7h
Replying to @SwissArmyTim
If you believe the photo looks bad due to a printing error (yellowed and off center) you can apply for a new passport at no cost using Form DS-5504. More information can be found here:
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Travel - State Dept 8h
You’ve planned your dream spring break vacation- now feel confident knowing you have the tools to stay connected to Travel Advisories and Alerts as you travel.
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Travel - State Dept 8h
Replying to @debinpdx
Italy requires 6 months of validity on your passport beyond your planned date of departure. If you have a few more years of validity on your passports you don't need to renew them for your trip. Check out our Country Information pages here:
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Travel - State Dept 8h
Replying to @Faly88
Unfortunately, we cannot look at a picture and tell you if it is too damaged to mail in.
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Travel - State Dept 9h
Replying to @RedNoseJeremy
Safe travels!
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Travel - State Dept 9h
Replying to @carimarbeach
Thanks for the information!
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A9: Make sure to read up on your destination here: . Each country now has a Travel Advisory that includes info about any risks, including those for LGBTI travelers.
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Travel - State Dept 10h
Replying to @buckyturco
If you are arrested or in trouble while traveling overseas, contact the nearest US embassy or consulate. Also check out this fact sheet on what we can and cannot do for US citizens in a crisis:
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Travel - State Dept 10h
if you are updating your gender marker on your passport, the length of time your passport is valid depends on where you are in your gender transition. Here's more information about updating your gender marker on your passport:
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Travel - State Dept 10h
Replying to @Faly88
To renew a passport by mail you must submit your undamaged passport. Without seeing your passport, it is difficult to know if it is too damaged to renew by mail. If you don't need your new passport asap you can submit by mail and we will notify you if it isn't acceptable.
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A7: If you need help changing the gender designation on your passport, check out the information here:
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A6: Check out our information page for women travelers here:
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A5: If you ever have an international travel safety question, we're here to answer. Tweet us anytime!
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A5: We've got a fact sheet dedicated to LGBTI travel safety issues, country pages with LGBTI information, info on how to change your gender on your passport, and more!
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Travel - State Dept 10h
A4: Our country pages have LGBTI travel safety information for each country under "Special Circumstances." Go to .
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