|Above, the passport photo of yours truly.|
Before you can leave the old USA for Japan or other foreign destinations, you will need to obtain a passport from the U.S. Department of State. Without a passport, to put it simply, you ain't goin' anywhere!
USA Today has an interesting article that those who are applying for a passport for the first time or those who are about to renew theirs should find useful.
It starts with:
Did you know the U.S. government recommends you send your passport application in a special envelope? Or that losing a lot of weight may trigger the need for a renewal? Would you be surprised to find out that some people's passports are longer than short novels? Here are nine impressive, surprising and vital facts about U.S. passports. You never know when one might apply to you.To read the full article, go here.