Time to check that passport expiration date. Don’t have a passport? Well you’d better get one if you’re going to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. You see a new law now requires a valid passport for re-entry for U.S. citizens. Due to the crush of requests (less than 20% of us had passports at the time), the Bush Administration had to hold off enforcement to allow summer travelers to get to and from their vacation destinations. That is ending on Monday, Oct. 1st.
USA Today has a great article with tips on getting a passport or renewing one you already possess. You should definitely check it out.