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Common Passport Questions
The passport card is a wallet-sized card that can be used for land and sea travel between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It cannot be used for international air travel.
You can apply for a passport card by filling out a DS-11 or DS-82 form, depending on whether you are a first-time applicant or renewing your passport. Submit the form along with the required documents and fees.
The standard processing time for a U.S. passport is 4-6 weeks. Expedited services are available for an additional fee, which can reduce processing time to 2-3 weeks.
To apply for a passport, you will need proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth certificate), a valid government-issued photo ID, a passport photo, and the appropriate fees.
To renew your passport, complete a DS-82 form and submit it with your current passport, a new passport photo, and the required fees. If your name has changed since your last passport was issued, you must also provide a certified copy of the name change document.
You cannot complete the entire passport application process online, but you can fill out the application form (DS-11 or DS-82) online and print it to submit with your required documents and fees.
If your passport is lost or stolen, report it immediately to the U.S. Department of State by calling 1-877-487-2778 or completing a DS-64 form. You must apply for a new passport by submitting a DS-11 form and the required documents and fees.
The cost of a U.S. passport depends on the type of passport and the processing time you choose. For a standard adult passport book, the fee is $130, plus a $35 execution fee. Additional fees apply for expedited services and other options.
Yes, children of all ages, including infants, need their passports for international travel. Child passports are valid for five years and are less expensive than adult ones.
If your name has changed, you can update your passport by submitting a DS-82 form along with your current passport, a certified copy of the name change document, a new passport photo, and the required fees.