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US Passport Card Requirements

Apply for your First Time US Passport Card now!


You are eligible if:
  • You have never had a U.S. passport card
  • You have a U.S. passport but want to obtain a U.S. passport card
  • You will only use the U.S. passport card to travel within the carribean through boat or you will cross the border by automobile or bus

Citizenship Proof

You will need one of the following:
  • Your original certified state issued long form birth certificate
  • Your original certificate of naturalization
  • A previously issued U.S. passport
  • a passport that was issued to you as a minor

Photo Requirement

You will need one of the following:
  • You must provide two identical passport photographs. The photographs must be 2×2 with a white background. Click This link to further assist with the requirements of the passport photo.
  • You may obtain the passport photographs at your nearest Walgreen or CVS.

U.S. Passport Application Form

  • The U.S. passport card application form (DS-11) must be completed online. The U.S. Department of State will not accept the application if it is handwritten. You must print two copies of the U.S. passport card application form (DS-11). DO NOT SIGN THE DS-11 UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO SIGN BY YOUR LOCAL ACCEPTANCE AGENT. CLICK HERE FOR THE PASSPORT APPLICATION
  • The application must have two barcodes, one on the upper left side and one on the bottom right side of the application.

Authorization Letter

Please click the following link Click here to access our letter of authorization.  Once you have printed the letter of authorization, please fill out the letter and sign it as it will allow us to expedite your passport application.

Departure Proof

  • The Printed travel itinerary
  • The foreign travel plane ticket
  • A business letter from employer explaining the nature of the travel
  • You may also provide a letter made out to the U.S. Department of State stating that you will be travelling by private boat or across the border by atuomobile. On that letter you need to specify the dates, name of travelers, where you wil be traveling to, and sign the letter below.

Identity Proof

Primary Identification (One of the following):
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Government Identification (city, state or federal)
  • Current Military Identification.
  • You must present a valid Driver’s License that has been issued for a period greater than 6 months. Make sure the acceptance agent makes a copy and notes on the DS-11 that you presented your Driver’s License. If you are unable to provide the License, then you will need to provide 5-7 of the items listed on the following page Please click here for additional proof of identity.

Processing Time

The Passport Store offers several processing options, please review the options below.
  • 10-12 Business Days ($109.00)
  • 8-9 Business Days ($139.00)
  • 6-7 Business Days ($169.00)
  • 4-5 Business Days ($219.00)
  • 2-3 Business Days ($269.00)
  • 24 Hour Processing ($329.00)

Government Fee Description

NEW U.S. passport card application fee is $90.00. This fee may be paid with a personal check or money order made payable to The U.S. Department of State. You must include the applicant’s date of birth in the memo section of your check or money order.

The Acceptance Agent fee is an additional payment of $25.00.

Acceptance Agent

  • You must have the documents certified at the nearest Acceptance Agent. Below is a link to further assist you in locating the local Acceptance Agent nearest to your location. Click here to find your nearest passport acceptance clerk.
  • The acceptance agent will request your valid Driver’s License to confirm Identity.
  • The Agent will request that you sign the application. They will also sign and seal the application in an envelope and stamp the envelope with their seal.
  • You must explain to the Acceptance Agent that you are processing through an expedited service, they will provide you with the sealed envelope.
  • DO NOT OPEN the sealed envelope as it will be invalid if opened.
  • Please attach a copy of your DS-11 on the outside of your sealed envelope.

Additional Copies

Please provide additional copies of the documents that you are sending in to our office for processing.

Online Service Order Form

Please click the tab below “START ORDER HERE” to complete The Passport Store’s order form and ship your documents to our office for expedited processing of your passport.

Ship Your Documents

Once you have completed the passport checklist you may opt to pay for shipping inbound to our office as well as return shipping to you. If you choose inbound shipping to our office our system will generate a FedEx airbill once your order is placed.

Iff you would like to ship using your own preferred shipping method please ship tp the address below:


The Passport Store

ATTN: Visa Department

2355 Salzedo Street, Suite 200

Coral Gables, Florida 33134