What's the difference between the passport book and the passport card?
  • Passport Book and CardPassport Book: Valid for all domestic travel as well as international travel by air, sea or land.
  • Passport Card: Valid for all domestic travel including when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. It is not valid for international travel by air.
  • Size: A passport book is larger in size at 4.9 X 3.4 inches and can vary in thickness from the 32-page regular size book for most travelers to the 52-page large book which holds extra pages for avid travelers. The passport card on the other hand is another form of citizenship and ID, is waterproof, and the size of a credit card that can fit right in your wallet.
  • Expiration: Whether you choose the passport book or the passport card an adult passport is good for 10 years and a minor's passport is good for 5 years.
  • Price: As of December 27th 2021 an adult's passport book and card are $130 and $30 whereas a minor's passport book and card are $100 and $15.

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1. What's the difference between the passport book and the passport card?
2. When is the best time to get a passport?
3. What application form should I use?
4. What documents do I need to get a passport?
5. Can I renew my expired passport here?
6. When is the best time to renew my passport?
7. What do I need to change my name on my passport?
8. How long is the passport good for?
9. Can I use my passport book or passport card instead of the REAL ID or the Enhanced ID when flying within the U.S.?
10. What is the Next Generation Passport?
11. My Passport is expired, but my Visa is not. Is my Visa still valid?
12. Do you take passport photos? Printed or digital?
13. What are the passport photo requirements?
14. Can I bring my own photo?
15. How much does a passport cost?
16. What forms of payment do you accept?
17. How long will it take to get my passport?
18. Can I get my passport faster?
19. I already applied for my passport. Where is it?
20. What color pen can I use?
21. Do you offer notary services?
22. Does the applicant have to be present even if they are a minor?
23. How can I reach the state if I have additional questions or concerns?
24. Can I come here for your passport services even if I am from outside the City of New Brighton, Ramsey county, or even from outside the state of Minnesota?