United States passport

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A United States passport is a legal document and form of identification issued by the United States Department of State. It is one of the most powerful passports issued in the world, allowing holders to enter 118 countries without a visa as of 2018.[1]

This passport is exclusively issued to U.S. citizens and nationals, and this includes those who hold dual citizenship, who would have a passport from another country in addition to the U.S. passport. One can receive a passport book, which can be used in all places the US passport can be used, or a passport card which is only valid within North America.

In June 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a policy change that allows transsexual people to list the opposite gender from their biological one on U.S. passports.[2] This policy has yet to be rolled back by the Trump Administration, due in large part to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson failing to do so.

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