Subject: Re: Expiring Passport
Hi Elaine,

Regarding your soon to expire passport, many countries require that a passport be valid for 90 to 180 days past your trip. Fortunately, there is still time to renew it before you leave. Expedited service costs a little more, but you should get your new passport in 2 weeks. Here's a web site that explains the fees and procedures:

I read recently that there will soon be a new style of passport issued that is more 'secure' and is issued only in the States. I seem to recall that the new style is only a problem for people trying to renew while they are overseas, as the passports would then have to be shipped from the States. Does anyone remember the details on this?

Michele Oakland, CA