U.S. PASSPORT CARD


PASSPORT UPDATE:

New US Department of State Passport Fees.

Adults: First Time (age 16 and over) – $30.
Adults: Renewal (Applying with DS-82) – $30.
Minor: (Under age 16) – $15.

The U.S. Department has begun the production of the U.S. Passport Card. The passport card facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. Passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards. The card has the same period of validity as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, 5 years for children 15 and younger.

Steps for applying for a U.S. Passport Card are:

  • A person holding a valid U.S. Passport, and is eligible to use Form DS-82, may apply as a Renewal. Such person will have to pay an additional governmental fee of $30 for a passport card.
  • First Time applicants for a U.S. Passport, and those not eligible to use the DS-82, should apply for a passport card using Form DS-11. Such applicant will have to pay an additional governmental fee of $30 for adults and $15 for children card.