Which ID - Don't get confused!!

04.13.21 09:15 AM By kesa

Don't Miss Out on Your Vacation!!

As you began to make your travel plans, make sure you have the right travel id to get you there.

  

There's nothing worse than planning an awesome vacation, and paying for it, just to arrive at your transportation location to find out you don't have the right ID to start your travels!!

  

U.S. Passport Books are used for International travel by air, sea, or land. If you are 16 years or older, these are valid for 10 years. 5 years if under 16. Costs as of the date of this blog post

$145 - first-time applicants 16 and older

$115 - applicants under 16

$110 - renewals by mail

    

U.S. Passport Card are used for entering the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from: Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean, and Bermuda. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. If you are 16 years or older, these are valid for 10 years. 5 years if under 16. Costs as of the date of this blog post

$65 - first-time applicants 16 and older

$50 - applicants under 16

$30 - renewals by mail

    

Where you apply depends on when you need your U.S. passport. Typically, you can take care of this at an acceptance facility or renew by mail.

  

My Travel Date

My Reason for Travel

Service I Want

My Processing Times

Right now

I have a life-or-death emergency

Life-or-Death Emergency Service

Within 72 hours (3 business days)

Less than 4 weeks from today

I have urgent international travel plans within 72 hours (3 business days).

Expedited at an Agency or Center 

Within 72 hours (3 business days)

In the next 4-10 weeks

(No reason needed)

Expedited 

4-6 weeks

More than 10 weeks from today

(No reason needed)

Routine 

10-12 weeks 

  

For additional information https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/card.html

  

Enhanced Drivers Licenses are used for entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean through land or sea port of entry. These are typically obtained through a local Department of Motor Vehicle Agency and costs vary by state but range usually start at $30 - 65 for the first one.

  

In Summary, since we like to keep things stress-free around here, we suggest you have at a minimum a U.S. Passport Book when it comes to traveling. This way, you can always join one of our amazing vacation escapes, when you need to get away from your busy lifestyle and recharge your internal self!!

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