Passport Book VS Card – Choose the right one
Passport Book vs Card – Choose wisely!
The correct form of identification is really important when you travel. The rules are ever changing and to have the smoothest trip possible you’ll need to know WHICH identification is the right one for you and your traveling group. Having the right identification for everyone in your group will let you thinking about making memories instead of worrying about the details.
A passport is a very important travel document you’ll need to explore the world. Every travel needs either a passport book or a passport card – even tiny babies. Like with most government dealings you’ll want to allow as much time as possible. It isn’t hard to get one as long as you follow the rules carefully.
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Passport Book vs Card – Passport Information
A passport is your identification to travel between the US and any other country that a) allows US visitors and b) the US allows citizens to visit.
**At the moment, for example, Turkey is not allowing US visitors and the US isn’t allowing travelers to go to North Korea.**
Passport Book vs Card – Card information
A passport card is a lot like a passport book in that is allows you to travel to and re-enter the US.
Passport Book vs Card – How is a card different than a passport book?
Passport Card is smaller than the passport book.
Passport Card is cheaper than the passport book.
Passport Card ONLY allows travel to and from 4 countries – Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Bermuda.
Passport Book vs Card – How is the passport card the same as the passport book?
Both the book and the card are good for the same amount of time – 10 years for adults and 5 years for children.
Both the book and the card use the same government forms for application.
Coming SOON: How to apply for the passport!
Passport Book vs Card: Costs
Adults $30 plus $25 execution fee
Children under 16 $15 plus $25 execution fee
Adults $110 plus $25 execution fee
Children under 16 $80 plus $25 execution fee
Whether you choose a passport book or a card you’ll love these fun passport cover holders and they make GREAT gifts for the traveler in your life:
Choose the traditional leather cover for the business traveler.
What about a teen traveler? This will be a hit!
Does your aunt travel?
How about the guy traveler?
How about this awesome gift for the newly weds? I totally love it!
Teachers have WAY too many mugs. I can personally attest to that. I think I got 10 mugs a year for 15 years. Choose an adorable passport book cover for your favorite teacher!
If one person need to keep all the documents for the whole family, you’ll LOVE this cool document organizer. It has a wristlet strap and can be strapped on your belt to leave your hands free for all the luggage. It holds either 4 or 6 passports. Safety first with RFID blocking. Really cool gift idea for the family traveler! It comes in lots of colors!
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