Phase-Out of Additional Visa Pages

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Announcing Phase-Out of Additional Visa Pages for U.S. Passports


For cost and security reasons, the U.S. Department of State has begun phasing out the option of additional visa pages for U.S. passports. Since October 1, 2014, all embassies and consulates worldwide have been issuing only 52-page passport books for full-validity passports.  Requests for additional visa pages will be accepted for existing passports through December 31, 2015.  Starting January 1, 2016, applicants who need extra pages will need to apply to renew their passports and be issued the standard 52-page book. Instructions on how to renew your passport or apply for visa pages for your existing passport can be found on the Citizen Services section of the US Embassy website.