No Reason to Get a Passport? Here's 6 Reasons to Change Your Mind!

By Brittany Dismuke, on August 27, 2018

A US Passport is a travel document, issued by the US government, that certifies the identity and US citizenship of its holder, primarily for international travel. More than half of Americans who travel internationally are content with their lives exactly the way they are. Then why is it that 60% of Americans do not have a passport? You may have many come up with plenty of reasons for not having a US Passport, here are some that may change your mind!



  1. You want additional identification:

    Your passport can generally be used in place of state ID or driver’s licenses in any situation that requires proof of identity, age, or citizenship.

    Your passport can be used in most of the situations when a birth certificate is required.

    It can be used to obtain a new driver’s license or state ID.

    If your State’s licenses are not Real ID compliant, you may be required to bring your passport with you for domestic travel.

    You can use it for school registrations in many districts and colleges.

    It can be used as proof of age, to enter a club or purchase age restricted items.



  2. You want to make yourself more attractive to employers:

    More jobs are requiring international travel, you do not want to miss out on a career advancement or business opportunity because you do not have the ability to go where the markets are.

    Working in a creative industry? Americans believe that international travelers are 26% more creative than those who do not travel internationally!   

    Make yourself stick out from the crowd! 66% of Americans believe that international travel can be as valuable as a college education!

    As mentioned above a US passport can be used as additional identification, it can also be used for work authorizations (Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification).



  3. You are looking for love:

    76% of Americans think that international travelers are different than those who don’t travel internationally. They believe they are 29% more fun and 7% sexier!

    Not only that, 44% of Americans would think twice about dating or marrying someone without a Passport.



  4. You want to improve your marriage:

    Over a third of married American travelers said that international travel helped them deepen their relationship. Having children at home isn’t an excuse either, as 41% of travelers with children already have international travel planned.



  5. You want to improve yourself:

    Traveling abroad can open your mind to new cultures and new ideas.

    Make memories and friends to last a lifetime, experience new cuisines and get exposure to different languages.

    More than a quarter of millennials travel alone!



  6. APVI.com’s expediting process is so easy:

    Just a few clicks to place your order.

    Gather a few of your original identification documents with help of our step-by-step resources and knowledgeable Passport Specialists.

    Ship your documents overnight using the FedEx label we provide you, then we do the rest! 
Brittany Dismuke

About the Author

Brittany is a Passport and Visa Specialist at APVI. 

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