Do you have a passport? Is it time to renew? Do you need to replace a lost or stolen passport? The Department of State Travel page should be your first (and only) stop. A US passport is required when traveling internationally. The only exception to this is if you are a US citizen traveling to a US territory (i.e. American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands). If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you should do so sooner rather than later. On April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. You can find additional information here.