Save Money With A US Passport Card
A passport card is a travel document only issued by the United States Government to its citizens. It can be used to enter and exit Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports. It cannot be used for international air travel. These documents are very useful because they are cheaper and easier to use than ordinary passports.
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Passport cards cost $55 if you have never had a passport before, or $30 if you have. The cost is $40 for all minors. It takes around the same time to process as an ordinary passport - 4-6 weeks for the normal service, or 2-3 weeks for the expedited service.
To apply, use form DS-82
if you have held a passport before, or form DS-11
if you applying for a passport or card for the first time.
For your application to be processed, you will need all the same documents as when applying for an ordinary passport book.
Save time and money! If you are a US citizen travelling to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda not by air, this type of travel document is an excellent alternative to a passport book.
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