- Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs. Remember,
when in a foreign country, you are subject to the laws of that
- Make 2 photo copies of your passport identification page.
Leave one at home. Carry the other in your luggage (Not with
- Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at
- If you get in serious trouble or if your passport is
lost/stolen, call the nearest U.S. Consulate.
- Verify that a family member, close relative, or friend has a
valid passport you can easily contact in case of an emergency.
Visit the U. S. Department of State and it's Bureau of Consular
affairs, which includes passport services, at it's internet site:
passport and other travel information, or call 1-202-647-5225 for
recorded information on travel advisories and warnings.