Can you use the passport card instead of the passport book when traveling to Bahamas?
Question: I'm traveling from metro Detroit to The Bahamas. Do I need a passport book or passport card?
The Bahamian government only requires proof of citizenship (e.g., birth certificate) and identity (e.g., valid driver's license) in order to enter The Bahamas
. However, the U.S. government requires that Americans have a valid passport in order to re-enter the United States.
Americans may enter the Unites States from The Bahamas by sea using a passport, passport card
, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)
compliant document if they are on an officially-designated “closed-loop cruise
All U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport book in order to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling by air.
Application Form DS-11
can be used in order to apply for a passport book, passport card or both. For complete instructions and a link to download the form, click the link below.How to Apply for a New Passport
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