When should I get my passport?

It is very important that you apply for your passport as soon as you commit to international travel. In the past, passports have taken 4-6 weeks. This is a serious part of signing up for a trip and is your responsibility to apply for and follow through with. You will not be allowed to travel out of the country without a valid passport. In addition, many countries require a passport that is valid for at least six months after travel dates, so visually checking your expiration date is always a good idea.