4 Things to do with Your New Passport
Tweet this!Share to facebookShare to WhatsAppShare to Google+Share to BufferPin ItEmail this to someonePrint this page
September 22, 2018 / By Shyla Esko Bare



A new passport is a treasured item. With it anything in the world is possible! When it arrives, there are a few things a smart traveler should do.

1 – Check Your Passport. When you get a passport check that all the data is correct. Is your name spelled right? Is your birthday correct? I met a traveler whose name was spelled wrong in her passport. She found out when she got to the airport and the airline would not let her board a flight as her data didn’t match.
United States of America passports

2 – Sign Your Passport. Once you have verified everything is correct, sign your passport. In USA passports the signature line is on page three. Also, I do out the emergency contact page in pencil.

3 – Copy Your Passport. I always make a copy of my passport ID page before I travel. And not one copy but four. Two are backups I leave at home – one in my safety deposit box and one with my emergency contact. The other two copies travel with me. One gets hidden away in a secret pocket in my luggage. The other is a color copy that I laminate and put in my wallets. This is my backup ID when I travel abroad.

Canadian Border - British Columbia

4 – Travel with Your Passport. No point having a passport and not using it. There are amazing destinations all around the world. When I get a new passport, I like to break it in as soon as I can. This time, a month after getting mine, I went up to Canada. They don’t normally stamp the passport of Americans, but I asked the border official to do it. And he did. My first stamp in my new passport. Yippee.


#TravelSmartStrategies #WildSpiritTravel #B4UGoAbroad #Love2Travel #TravelTips
By Shyla Esko Bare, 22-September-18 ©www.WildSpiritTravel.com



Just got your passport? Here is what you should do when it arrives. 4 Things to do with Your New Passport #TravelTips #TravelSmartStrategies Click To Tweet
Want to share, email, or print this page?
Tweet this!Share to facebookShare to WhatsAppShare to Google+Share to BufferPin ItEmail this to someonePrint this page



Go Back
Questions about your trip, or a travel tip?
facebook wild spirit travelers
We have an active facebook group called Wild Spirit Travelers that travelers like you ask and answer questions for destinations around the world.
PDX Travel MeetupsClick on the links below for more details.

Jan 14 (Mon) 6pm • Global Travel Social • at Columbia River Brewing on NE Sandy & NE 40th Ave

Jan 29 (Tue) 6pm • Talk Travel – Philippines a nation of 7,000 islands • at Rogue Eastside Pub on SE Belmont & SE 9th Ave

Weekly Travel Tips Travel Tips delivered to your inbox!
Get our weekly newsletter packed with tips on how to travel smarter, safer, and cheaper.
I read your whole book - it is EXCELLENT!
— Janella, Vancouver, March 2018
Well organized with useful handouts. Instructors are great communicators! All my questions answered.
— Bonnie, Vancouver, June 2018