Message for U.S. Citizens: Six-Month Passport Validity Before International Travel

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Six-Month Passport Validity Before International Travel

U.S. citizens are reminded that some foreign governments, including Haiti, require at least six months’ validity remaining on U.S. passports for international travel.  This includes first-time, inbound trips to Haiti.  Airlines and vessels may not permit travelers to board their scheduled mode of transport for international travel if their passport expires less than six months after the final day of travel.  This does not affect U.S. citizens returning to the United States. U.S. citizens may travel to the United States on their valid U.S. passports up to the passports’ expiration dates.

Please remember to check the passport expiration date for all family members regularly, and renew if needed.  You can find information about required forms, photos, documents, and fees to renew your passport at:  To make an appointment, please visit