U.S. Passport Agency Will No Longer Add Additional Visa Pages into U.S. Passports effective December 31st.
Additional Visa Page Inserts to be discontinued December 31st.
The U.S. Passport Office Expects Larger Volume of Passport Applications in 2016.
The Passport Office will no longer add extra Visa pages to your passport you will be required to apply for a passport renewal when your passport runs out of space for Visa stamps this change goes into effect December 31st, 2015 and they are expecting a big increase in passport applications in 2016 with no additional staff to process the larger volume.
“The U.S. Department of State will no longer add Visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1st, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page Visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit Visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.
To mitigate the impact on frequent travelers, the Department began issuing 52-page passports to all applicants outside the United States starting October 1, 2014 for no additional cost. Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.
Requests for additional visa page inserts will only be accepted at the U.S. Passport Agency until December 31, 2015. At which time applicants will be required to apply for a U.S. Passport Renewal instead of additional Visa pages.”
Additional information can be found in The Washington Post article.