texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Passport question

What do you do with a canceled passport? You can't just throw it away. ..right?

Tags: travel Passport

7 Answers

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

No, do not just throw it away, that is an identity theifs dream to find that in the trash. Some keep their old passports as souvenirs to pull out and look at the stamps from time to time. It can also be used to prove your identity if you lose your current one. If you want to destroy it I would recommend a paper shredder (cross cut preferred). I think you can return it to the passport office stating you marked for destruction. 

 

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

I will burn mine so I know nobody will get hands on it.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I save my old passporst.  Do not just toss it in the trash.  If you lose you currant one, you can present a canceled one for identification.  If you no longer want to keep it, use a shredder.

Johngold
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

We kept our, the government here punches holes in it, but we kept the stamped sections.

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I save mine as souvenirs, and look at the various stamps.

texassea
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

My old passport  has the two holes punched in it along with the huge cancel stamp. I will  shred it. Thanks guys. 

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Shred it

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