How to get passports and visas
The U.S. Department of State website is a great place to learn how to get a passport and acquire a visa for the country you plan to travel to. Information from this source includes:
- Step-by-step guide to the visa application process
- Embassy and consulate listings
- Emergency reports
- Travel warnings
- Resources for living abroad with a family
Passport applications can be downloaded from the U.S. Postal Service website. Thousands of Post Offices accept first-time passport applications for the U.S. Department of State. Most of those locations can also take your passport photo. Several retail businesses also offer passport photo services.
Photos can also be obtained from any source that will produce images that meet passport requirements. See the U.S. Department of State website for:
A multitude of resources can help you with your travel plans. Here are links to some of the major ones.