• U.S. will stop adding extra passport pages

    U.S. passport

    If you have a standard-sized U.S. passport like this one, act before the end of the year. (CWT Savvy Traveler photo)

    Effective the end of 2015, the U.S. Department of State will no longer add more visa pages to the standard U.S. passport. After Dec. 31, 2015, holders of a passport who run out of pages will need to pay the fee (currently $140) and renew their passport.

    The State Department will be issuing 52-page passports going forward, so if you don’t already have one, keep in mind that the new one may not fit in whatever place you use to secure your passport while traveling. The standard U.S. passport has 28 pages (and only pages 8-25 can be used for visas).

    If you travel overseas frequently, you know these books can fill up quickly. Get those 24-page supplements now, while you still can.

    For more U.S. passport tips, check out our U.S. Citizen Passport 101: What you need to know post.