Friday, February 10, 2012

Passport Day in the USA 2012

Earlier this week, The Bureau of Consular Affairs in Washington, DC reached out to me to congratulate The Passport Party Project on its passport/global awareness initiative and we have been brainstorming about ways The Passport Party Project and bloggers can be involved in Passport Day in the USA on March 10, 2012.  Isn't that the coolest?!?!

If any US travel and/or lifestyle bloggers out there are interested in participating in Passport Day in the USA, please email with your email address, blog and city you live in.  The Bureau of Consular Affairs has extended an invitation to some of us to vist our local Passport Office on March 10, 2012 to show us how the process actually works.

For more info about Passport Day in the USA 2012, please check out their site here

Everyone should have a passport.

Post revised: 2/11/12


  1. This is great! So glad you are doing this and yes, much of the problem is that the process seems mystifying and beyond our reach. I would love to see what the process looks like and I'm excited that you'll be doing a campaign with several bloggers. I'll be visiting you all for the big day! Thanks for all you do Tracey. <3

  2. You are the coolest for making this happen!

  3. Hi there! I love this -- and while I have my passport, I'd love to know if I can do anything to help! Do you need me to blog about it? I'm in Boston, and am psyched to hear about this!

  4. TO ALL US TRAVEL BLOGGERS: At the US Bureau of Consular Affairs request, I was to have compiled a list of travel bloggers interested in participating in Passport Day in the USA 2012 this coming Saturday, March 10.

    Instead of sending them a list, here is a letter they sent out:

    Ready to blog the world? As a seasoned traveler, your U.S. passport book or passport card is probably one of your most valuable possessions. It has been all around the world with you – but have you ever wondered how the books and cards are made?

    The Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, would like to extend a special invitation to you. On Saturday, March 10, we will host Passport Day in the USA, an annual event when Americans can visit one of our 25 domestic passport agencies – or one of the thousands of non-Department passport application acceptance facilities – to apply for or renew their U.S. passport book or passport card without an appointment.

    Since you blog about travel, we invite you to visit one of our 25 passport agencies on March 10 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. In addition, senior Department employees will lead you on tours so you can view the process of producing U.S. passports, ask questions, and take photos or videos of the event. Please present ID when entering the passport agency.

    Please come visit one of our 25 domestic passport agencies in:

    Atlanta, Aurora (Denver), Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, El Paso, Honolulu, Hot Springs (AR), Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Norwalk (CT), Philadelphia, Portsmouth (NH), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Albans (VT), Tucson (AZ), and Washington, D.C. .

    If you would like to visit one of these agencies on Saturday, March 10, please RSVP to with your full name by Thursday, March 8. If you RSVP after March 8, we would be happy to answer your questions over the phone and send you photos of the event, but we cannot host you for a tour. Unfortunately, the agencies can only accommodate a limited number of participants on Passport Day.

    We also encourage you to follow us on Twitter and join the #travel #passport conversation with @TravelGov.

    Office of Policy Coordination and Public Affairs | Bureau of Consular Affairs

    2201 C Street NW | Room 4800

    Washington, DC 20520


  5. Very interesting! So are they looking for bloggers to write about the process or getting a passport? I'd be curious to find out if the extended waiting time for new passports and renewals has gotten better in the last few years. I know it was kind of a mess for a few years...

  6. Please send any inquiries directly to them. Thanks! =)

  7. Exciting! Hoping I can fit a visit into my schedule.

  8. Does anyone know if we'll be able to actually renew our passports on the 10th?

  9. Please send any inquiries directly to them when you RSVP. Thanks!