We all know what passport books are and what their
Along with the usual and regular passport, they are also provided with a facility to use
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A passport booklet imbibes the measurement 5"x3.5" when closed. Also, it has many pages similar to passport details page which gives out holder’s name, date of birth, passport expiry date and more along with some blank pages for visa and immigration stamping.
A Passport card, on the contrary, looks much like a credit card that sits well in your wallets.
passport has a validity of ten years for adults and five years for
minors under the age of sixteen. While the book allows the citizens to
travel anywhere across the globe, a passport card holder is
Your premier passport booklet would cost you around costs $135 for adults and $105 for minors under the age of 16 with $110 amount for renewal. Whereas, your premier passport card would cost you $55 for adults and $40 for minors under the age of 16. with a charge of $30 for renewal.
The money required when applying for both is $165 for adults and $120 for minors.
When Should You Carry Both?
Although, a passport card comes handy as it fits the wallet pretty well due to its
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Since we all know how to acquire passport booklets, let’s learn how to get hold of a passport card.
You can apply by mail using Form DS-82 if you have a passport book or card that:
#1. Can be submitted with your application
#2. Is undamaged
#3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
#5. Was 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)
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person using form DS-11.
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