Dumb question but when I applied for my passport (from last year 2018) on the application it asks where I am traveling to, I only put one country down (Thailand) as that was planned at that moment but this year I am traveling to a different country (Laos) "didn't think of going to Laos at the time applying for passport." So my question is since I didn't mention (Laos) on my application does it matter or it doesn't matter as long as I have my passport? I didn't want any complication during my flight. I hope my question is understandable.

Thank You!

  • Are you applying for a passport or for a visa? Are you a citizen of the country where the passport will be issued? Without knowing the issuing country, it is difficult to give you an answer.
    – gstorto
    Feb 2, 2019 at 2:04
  • I have a passport and is a citizen in the USA. I am just a little concern because when I applied for my passport I only put down traveling to Thailand and did not mention about Laos. I was worried if Laos was never mention in the application will there be any complication during my flight to Laos.
    – user91583
    Feb 2, 2019 at 2:09

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A US passport, like most passports, is valid for all countries, whatever country you wrote you were going to on your application.

You may also need a visa for the country you are going to. Check the immigration rules for that country.

  • OMG! Thank you for answering! I was so worried! =D
    – user91583
    Feb 2, 2019 at 3:19
  • @user91583 It's perfectly valid to leave that blank, as well. You aren't required to have travel plans to obtain or renew a passport, unless you're applying for expedited service precisely because you have imminent travel plans. Also the passport is valid for travel anywhere, not just the country you might have listed. Feb 2, 2019 at 15:37
  • @MichaelHampton Thank you so much for clarifying it! Appreciated!
    – user91583
    Feb 2, 2019 at 16:24

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