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Visit the State Department's website (http://travel.state.gov) for answers to the following questions and more: -Where do I get a passport application? -Where are the instructions for filling out the passport forms? -I have a life or death emergency. What should I do? -I am traveling very soon. How do I get a passport in a hurry? -How do I renew my passport? -How long is a passport valid? -My passport was lost or stolen. How do I report it? -I'm renewing my passport. Do I get the old one back? -How do I find out about the status of my passport application? -How do I get information about my child's passport? -How do I get a certified copy of my birth certificate? -What do I do if there is no birth record on file for me? -Who should maintain a valid U.S. passport? -What if there is an error in the passport I just received? -How do I change my name on my passport?