As a result of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State implemented the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which requires all travelers including U.S. citizens and foreign nationals to present a passport, or other secure document or combination of documents that denote identity and citizenship when entering or re-entering the United States. The goal of WHTI is to strengthen border security and facilitate entry into the United States for U.S. citizens and legitimate international travelers.
To determine the document(s) required for your travel, visit http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/checklist.html.
You may also visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html to review application procedures and download forms.
Go to http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html to determine the applicable processing fees for your application.
To sign up for the free Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), please visit: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/go/step.html.
If you have emergent travel, please contact my Richmond District Office at (804) 747-4073 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.