Do I need a Passport Card?

What is the difference between a passport book and a passport card?

Do you need a passport card to travel internationally?

We will help you understand the benefits of the passport card and why it may be useful for you.

do i need a passport card

Savvy travelers often ask, “Do I need a Passport Card?” but first you should know what the Passport Card can do. The passport card is the size of a drivers license and fits in your wallet. It is meant for people who live and work near the border, as you can ONLY use the passport card for travel by land and sea. It is more convenient than carrying your passport while traveling anywhere internationally. But please note: The Passport Card is only accepted at border crossings by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

 

Do I need a passport card?

No. You do not need a passport card. It is a slightly cheaper version of the passport book, though greatly limited in what it can do. The passport card is NOT permissible on any international flights as proof of citizenship. It can ONLY be used at land and sea border crossings with Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The passport card is beneficial as a supplement to the passport book. The passport card is great for travelers who cross between the US and Canada or Mexico often. It is similar to the Enhanced Drivers License.

 

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Passport BookPassport Card
Validity:

  • 10 years for adults
  • 5 years for minors under age 16
Validity:

  • 10 years for adults
  • 5 years for minors under age 16
Size:

  • 5″ x 3 ½” (when closed)
Size:

  • Wallet size
Cost for First Time Applicants:

  • $135 for adults
  • $105 for minors under age 16
Cost for First Time Applicants:

  • $55 for adults
  • $40 for minors under age 16
Cost for U.S. Passport Book Renewal:

  • $110 for adults
Cost for U.S. Passport Card Renewal:

  • $30 for adults
Cost for First Time Applicants When Applying For Both:
Adults: $165
Minors: $120
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