What is a passport card?



The passport card is the wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.

  • The card provides a less expensive, smaller, and convenient alternative to the passport book for those who travel frequently to these destinations by land or by sea. 

    The passport card is Real ID compliant and can be used for domestic air travel. 

  • The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

  • If issued for the full validity, it is proof of your U.S. citizenship and identity. 

Validity16 and older: 10 years

                Under 16: 5 years

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