Travel Essentials

Travel Travel Essentials

AAA has you covered.

Travel Planning

A successful trip requires covering all your bases. From activity planning to travel insurance, AAA has the resources you need so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. 


Need inspiration?

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Look no further than AAA to help you find the activities, guides, and ideas to fill your vacation with unforgettable adventure. Plan a walking tour of historic Quebec City, see the Grand Canyon via helicopter, find an exciting shore excursion to add to your cruise, or simply get advice on the best romantic or family-friendly places to dine. 

Peace of mind.

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Purchasing insurance or getting traveler's cheques aren't the most glamourous parts of vacation planning, but they should be at the top of your list anyway. And, an international driving permit (IDP) provides your license information in eleven different languages and acts as a valid source of identification in over 150 countries. 

Unexpected circumstances can happen at any time - be prepared with AAA. 

Passport Information and Visa Services

Passport applications are available at most AAA branch offices. Contact your local branch for availability. AAA does not process passport applications.

Find A Branch

To obtain a passport for the first time, you can expedite through RushMyPassport or process in person at one of the many passport acceptance facilities located throughout the United States. You will need two passport photos, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license.

Photo Services

AAA Offices are able to take 2" x 2" photos of you for all types of photo request needs such as Passport Photos, permits and visas. An appointment is not required at AAA for photos.

  • Must be 2" x 2" in size
  • Can be in color or black & white
  • Two photos are automatically taken
  • Member price: $10.95, plus tax
  • Non-member price: $14.95, plus tax


Getting a Passport

  1. Visit your local AAA Office to obtain your passport photo. Note: Glasses in photos are not accepted. Even when worn every day, they must be removed for a passport photo. Learn More.
  2. Review the U.S. Department of State passport site on getting a first time or renewing a passport.
  3. Where to apply for your new passport may depend on when you need it. AAA members get exclusive AAA rates on expedited passport and travel visa services online via RushMyPassport. You can also visit the U.S. Department of State passport site to download a form for in-person processing at a US passport acceptance facility.

If you are located abroad and need to apply, visit the "Apply Outside the United States" page.

Information on the U.S. Passport Card.


Expedited Passport and Visa Services


Many countries require your passport to be valid 6 months after your return date, and some of your favorite destinations may require a travel visa to enter. Make sure you have everything you need in time for your departure date and get exclusive AAA rates on expedited passport and travel visa courier services online.


Expedited Travel Visas

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