U.S Code last checked for updates: Sep 22, 2019
§ 217a.
Validity of passport; limitation of time

A passport shall be valid for a period of ten years from the date of issue, except that the Secretary of State may limit the validity of a passport to a period of less than ten years in an individual case or on a general basis pursuant to regulation.

(July 3, 1926, ch. 772, § 2, 44 Stat. 887; July 1, 1930, ch. 782, 46 Stat. 839; May 16, 1932, ch. 187, 47 Stat. 157; Pub. L. 86–267, Sept. 14, 1959, 73 Stat. 552; Pub. L. 90–428, § 1, July 26, 1968, 82 Stat. 446; Pub. L. 97–241, title I, § 116(b)(1), Aug. 24, 1982, 96 Stat. 279.)
cite as: 22 USC 217a