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Passport Card in addition to Passport Book

by Michael
(IA, USA)

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 yes, is the fee then only $30 (i.e. can I skip the $25 execution fee)?


Answer: You can apply for a passport card by mail if you meet all the requirements for a passport renewal. You can see a list of the criteria by clicking the link below.

Passport Renewal Requirements

If you can submit Form DS-82, you will not be required to pay the execution fee. Note, however, that you will have to submit your most recently issued passport book. This means that you will be without it for the 4-6 weeks that it takes to process the application for a passport card.

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