Passport change of address


Old 02-13-11, 04:36 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 1,365
Passport change of address

I have had a passport card for a few years now but never used it. I have moved within the year and was wondering if i need to update my address. I don't belong to any boarder crossing programs like nexus,goes etc. i searched google but all i found was stuff on green cards.
Sponsored Links
Old 02-13-11, 06:40 AM
Shadeladie's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 3,913
I would think yes. Everything else needs to be updated when someone moves, so I'd imagine this would too, and maybe more so since the purpose is to know who you are and where you're from.
Old 02-13-11, 07:21 AM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,018
Don't think you need to...matter of fact passports and passport cards don't even have the address printed on them. I think even the Gov knows people will move...
Change or Correct Passport

No method of updating just an address...

You have to remember...a passport is for identifying you physically and your legal citizenship status when traveling outside or back into the country. It is not actually a form of identification per se (is that the right term?). I've heard that a passport is not a valid ID for things like check cashing, traffic stops, etc.

Last edited by Gunguy45; 02-13-11 at 08:19 AM.
Old 02-13-11, 07:41 AM
tldoug's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 317
Here is the Official information you want: Change or Correct Passport

Bottom line: Address changes do NOT necessitate renewing your passport or passport card. However, I would carry a government issued photo id (Driver's license, etc.) showing my current address.
Old 02-13-11, 07:45 AM
tldoug's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 317
Oh, and I found that by entering "passport card" for a google search then following the links on the website.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes