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  • South Carolina REAL ID news: South Carolina opening up pre-registering for REAL ID licenses

    In South Carolina, there’s the option to pre-regsiter for your South Carolina REAL ID license. read more below, and learn what you need to do to qualify. South Carolina opening up pre-registering for REAL ID licenses South Carolina DMV is preparing to issue REAL ID driver’s licenses and making...
  • REAL ID Updates: North Carolina REAL ID Roll Out

    Below are updates on the REAL ID changes coming for North Carolina. Read more below and see the link at bottom for full article.   North Carolina newspaper prepares FAQ for REAL ID roll out As the North Carolina DMV rolls out its REAL ID compliant licenses, the Raleigh...
  • REAL ID January Update from US Department of Homeland Security

    Earlier today, January 8 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security released their REAL ID January 2018 update. Here’s what you need to know, taken directly from the notification. As you can see from the DHS REAL ID map posted at www.dhs.gov/real-id, there are now 26 states that have been...
  • Expedited passport application

    How to Get an Expedited Passport

    Nothing about going on vacation should be stressful. However, that is rarely the case. There are also many times where a trip or emergency travel comes up and you need to make your plans happen fast. So what do you do if you need a passport fast? Regular passport...
  • Passport processing time

    Passport Processing Times

    The travel industry is constantly evolving, whether travelers are ready or not. This can mean quick changes in laws that may require you to have a valid passport. With laws like the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative in 2007, suddenly a valid passport was now required for U.S. travelers to...
  • Where to Get a Passport

    Where to Get a Passport

    Planning an international trip can be stressful, but every trip must start with a passport. Applying for a passport, despite the fear of gathering the necessary documents, is actually an easy task. It’s important to know where to get a passport will depend on when you need your passport....
  • US Passport Requirements

    Passport Photo Requirements

    It’s no secret that obtaining a proper passport photo can be incredibly difficult. Non-compliant passport photos are the number one reason for passport applications to be rejected every year. Last year over 250,000 passport applications were rejected because of unacceptable passport photos. The U.S. Department of State frequently adds...
  • Six month passport validity requirements

    Six-Month Passport Validity Rule

    Too many international travelers miss their trips because their passport is not valid, even if it’s not expired. This confusing and often overlooked rule requires that your passport be valid for 6 months after the last day of your international trip. Still confused? This means that if your passport...