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Travel Tips and Passport Information

How To Apply For A New Passport Card

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The passport card is a valid federal ID primarily for travelers that visit Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean by land and sea. It is the size and shape of a driver’s license, and conveniently fits in your wallet. The passport card is valid only for certain types of international travel and cannot be used for international air travel. To apply for a new passport card, you will need to use one of the following procedures:

How to Get a Passport Card If You Already Have a US Passport

If you already have a US passport, you may be able to apply for a new passport card using passport renewal form DS-82.

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Do You Need a Passport to Go to Canada?

Do you need a passport to go to Canada? Yes, a passport is now required for all international travel. However, there are some exceptions for minors and certain cruises. While there may be some circumstances where a passport is not required, the smart and safe traveler will carry a valid passport for all travel outside the country.

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Passport Photos: Where to Get Them

The passport photo is the number one reason for applications to be denied.  It’s important you take the perfect passport photo to avoid costly delays. Routine passport processing takes 6-8 weeks or longer.

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Can You Smile For A Passport Photo?

Did you know you can’t wear eyeglasses for a passport photo anymore? Did you know you shouldn’t smile in your passport photo? The passport photo is the number one reason passport applications are denied, rejected, or suspended.

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US Passport Requirement to Canada

US Passport Vs Enhanced Driver’s License

Americans traveling to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean by land or sea need an ID that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative to return to the United States. While everyone traveling internationally by plane needs a US passport, land and sea travelers have more options.  

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