Apply for a Passport Card

The U.S. Passport Card may be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book.  The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

To increase speed, efficiency, and security at U.S. land and sea border crossings, the passport card contains a vicinity-read radio frequency identification (RFID) chip.  There is no personal information written to the RFID chip.  This chip points to a stored record in secure government databases.

With RFID technology, Customs and Border Protection inspectors will be able to access photographs and other biographical information stored in secure government databases as the traveler approaches an inspection station.

The passport card uses state-of-the art security features to prevent against the possibility of counterfeiting and forgery.  A protective RFID-blocking sleeve is provided with each passport card to protect against unauthorized reading or tracking of the card when it is not in use.

The U.S. Department of State has began production of the U.S. Passport Card on July 14, 2008.  As of March 2010, more than 2,700,000 Passport Cards have been issued to U.S. citizens.

HOW TO APPLY

All U.S. citizens may apply for a U.S. Passport Card.

Use Form DS-82 if you are an adult with a 10-year valid passport. Follow the instruction on this website under Renew the 10-year Validity Adult Passport (click here).  Mark the upper portion of Form DS-82 if applying for the “U.S. Passport Book”, “U.S. Passport Card”, or “Both”.

Use Form DS-11 if you are not eligible to use Form DS-82. Mark the upper portion of Form DS-11 if applying for “U.S. Passport Book”,”U.S. Passport Card”, or “Both”.  The following must apply using Form DS-11:

PROCESSING TIME AND DELIVERY

In Manila, processing time for the U.S. Passport Card is 4-8 weeks (compared to a U.S. Book which normally takes 4-6 weeks).  If you have an urgent travel and will be departing the Philippines permanently in less than 3 weeks, you may want to consider applying for the U.S. Passport Card in the United States instead.  Note: If you applied for the U.S. Passport Card together with your regular Passport Book, you will be charged for two separate courier fees since the documents will be delivered separately. Delivery is only within the Philippines.

PASSPORT CARD VALIDITY AND COST 

Adults (Age 16 and Older)

Minors (Under Age 16)

Validity: 10 years Validity: 5 years

If Applying for a PASSPORT CARD ONLY

  • $65 For First Time Adult Applicants (Form DS-11)
  • $30 For Adults holding a 10-year passport (Form DS-82)

If Applying for a PASSPORT CARD ONLY

  • $50 for all Minors

If Applying for both PASSPORT CARD and PASSPORT RENEWAL at the same time:

  • $175 For First Time Adult Applicants (Form DS-11)

($30 Passport Card + $145 Passport Renewal = $175)

  • $140 For Adults holding a 10-year passport (Form DS-82)

($30 Passport Card + $110 Adult Passport Renewal = $140)

If Applying for both PASSPORT CARD and PASSPORT RENEWAL at the same time:

  • $130 for all Minors

($15 Passport + $115 Passport Renewal = $130)