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Passport Card FAQ - Get Answers to Your Passport Card Questions

The passport card has only been around since 2008. Only 189,560 cards were issued that year. Just a few years later, the number of passport cards issued rose to over one million. Due to this growth, more and more questions are sent to use about this travel document. In an effort to assist our visitors in obtaining the information they need as quickly as possible, we created this passport card FAQ section.

List of FAQ about Passports Cards

Click the links below to see the answers to questions that other visitors have submitted.

Should I get a passport card for my children instead of a passport book when traveling on a cruise to Bahamas? 
Question: We are traveling with a 4 and 2 year old on a Disney cruise. We fly from Maryland to Florida where we board our ship and sail to the Bahamas. .

Where can I look to see the status up-date for the processing of a Passport Card? 
Question: I submitted the forms and documents needed for a Passport Card, including my Passport. My check was cashed, but I can't located the status .

Can I renew a passport book that is not expired for a passport card and change the name?  
Question: I will be traveling this Feb 2011 to Mexico (cruise) and would prefer to renew my passport just in case of an emergency. I have two children .

Whats the difference between a passport book and a passport card? 
Question: Whats the difference between a passport book and a passport card? Do I need both? My passport was issued to me when i was 17 years old and .

Will a passport card be sufficient for a child or adult traveling to Bahamas from the U.S. 
Question: If we are travelling to Bahamas from US, will a passport card work fine for that, and will it last for 5 years like the pasport book does for .

I have a passport card but need a passport book to travel to Barbados. 
Question: I currently have a passport card that was issued in June 2009. I will be needing to get a passport book within the next couple of years so .

Can I get a passport card for my honeymoon so I don't have to pay the extra cost of a passport book? 
Question: My fiance and I are planning a honeymoon, but its based on whether we will have a passport. I'd rather pay the $55 pp for the passport card .

My son lost his passort card--NOT his passport. What do we need to do? 
Question: My 12 year old son lost his wallet and it contained his small passport card, with the passport number on it. He DID NOT loose his passport. .

Passport Card in addition to Passport Book 
Question: If my US passport book does not expire for 6 more years, can I complete the DS-82 for a passport card without renewing my passport book? If .

Can you use the passport card instead of the passport book when traveling to Bahamas? 
Question: Travel from metro Detroit to Bahamas do I need a book passport or card passport? Answer: The Bahamian government only requires proof of .

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