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Can a passport card be used for travel to the Bahamas from the U.S?

by Jeff
(Cumberland, ME)

Question: If we are travelling to the Bahamas from the US, will a passport card work fine? And will it last for 5 years like the passport book does for minors?

Answer: A passport card can only be used for land or sea travel. If you plan to travel by air, you must obtain a passport book. The requirements for both are the same and there is one application form for both.

Also, the minor's passport card is valid for 5 years just like the passport book. Once it expires, you will have to apply for a new Child Passport.

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