Passport Services

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Apply for a Passport book or passport Card
Should I get a passport book or card?
Both the passport book and passport card serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship and identity. We want you to know about a few differences between the book and card so you can decide if you want to apply for one or both documents:

U.S. Passport Book U.S. Passport Card
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Used For International travel by air, sea, or land Real ID: Passport books and cards are alternatives to a state-issued ID. Entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from: • Canada • Mexico • The Caribbean • Bermuda The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. Real ID: Passport books and cards are alternatives to a state-issued ID.
Validity 16 and older: 10 years Under 16: 5 years 16 and older: 10 years Under 16: 5 years
Size 5" x 3.5" (when closed) Wallet size


How do I apply for or renew a passport card?

If you already have a passport book or passport card, you can renew by mail using Form DS-82.

Your current passport book or card must be:

Submitted with your DS-82 application

Undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")

Issued when you were age 16 or older

Issued within the last 15 years

Issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)


You must Apply in Person for a passport card using Form DS-11 if you do not meet the requirements listed above. Let us help you to collect supporting documents, organize and fill out your application.