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A passport is a legal document that allows you to travel the world. So whether you are planning to go out of the country for the first time or are a frequent traveler, you still need a valid USA passport. However, not having a passport can prevent you from exploring other countries and cultures. Moreover, if you are a businessman who wants to explore opportunities overseas, a valid US passport can allow you to make business trips abroad. Renewing a passport or getting a new one can be an intimidating task for anyone, as there are a host of factors that make it a tedious process.

The good news is that there’s a comprehensive site called US Passport Guide that is guiding US citizens on how to easily obtain a new passport or renew an existing one with few simple steps. This passport site ( is a comprehensive online portal that has been specifically created to fulfill all the passport, travel and visa needs of United States citizens. Whether it’s new passport service, passport renewals, child passport, passport replacements, name change, stolen passport, passport corrections, second passport, passport card or expedited service, they have created a dedicated page for each, where users can learn about eligibility, requirements, supporting documents, application form and fee.

First and foremost, one has to decide whether he is applying for a new US passport or renewing an existing one, since this will ensure what options he has for application. For instance, if a person did not have a passport before, then he will be applying for a new passport. On the other hand, if he has a passport that has validity expired, or is about to expire in next few days or months, he will be applying for the renewal of his old passport.

However, regardless of whether you are applying for a new passport of renewing an existing one, the very first thing that comes in mind is “how much is the fee?” The prices for U.S. passport ( are straightforward and vary depending upon whether you will be opting for the standard processing, expedited services or hire a regional agency. The standard processing is the cheaper option, where you get your passport in six to eight weeks. However, those who want passport faster can opt for expedited processing through an agency by paying a little higher fee. This will cut the time in half.

Applying for a new passport is easier than applying for the renewal of old passport. Renewing a passport is no doubt an overwhelming process, as there are certain requirements that need to be fulfilled depending upon the condition and validity of your passport. For instance, if your passport had expired more than five years ago, then you are not eligible for the renewal and will have to apply for a new fresh passport. Full info regarding how to apply for the renewal of passport and how long it takes to get it renewed can be found in this site (
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