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U.S. Citizens No Longer Allowed to Enter United States with Expired Passports

5 Jul

On June 29, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that as of June 30, 2022, U.S. citizens would no longer be permitted to enter the United States using an expired U.S. passport. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of State experienced unprecedented delays in passport application processing both domestically and at its embassies and consulates abroad. As a result, CBP permitted U.S. citizens with passports that expired on or after January 1, 2020 to return directly to the United States after international travel. This temporary policy, last extended on March 23, was set to expire on June 30, and CBP declined to again extend the allowance.
CBP advises that if a U.S. citizen outside the United States currently has U.S. passport that has expired, the U.S. citizen should contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to apply for a new passport.
Foster will continue to monitor travel requirements and will make future updates available via the Foster website at