Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States only, until December 31, 2021.
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United States.
- You are flying directly to the United States, a United States territory, or have only short-term transit (“connecting flights”) through a foreign country on your direct return to the United States or to a United States Territory.
- Your expired passport was originally valid for 10 years. Or, if you were 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued, your expired passport was valid for 5 years.
- Your expired passport is undamaged.
- Your expired passport is unaltered.
- Your expired passport is in your possession.
- You wish to depart from the United States to an international destination. This includes round trip travel from Uruguay to the United States without sufficient time in the United States to renew your expired passport.
- You are currently abroad seeking to travel to a foreign country for any length of stay longer than an airport connection in route to the United States or to a United States territory.
- Your expired passport was limited in validity.
- Your expired passport is a special issuance passport (such as a diplomatic, official, service, or no-fee regular passport).
- Your expired passport is damaged.
- Your expired passport is altered.
- Your expired passport is not in your possession.
If your planned travel to the United States is round trip and you do not plan to renew your U.S. passport while in the United States or you are traveling to a third country, please see our Passport Services page for information on how to renew your passport before traveling.
U.S. citizen travelers cannot travel to Uruguay using an expired U.S. passport.