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Types of Passports

Wondering whether it’s time to renew your existing passport? Common reasons for renewal include:

Passport Book

Passport Books are the only accepted form of identification for international travel—whether by land, air, or sea. You’ll need to apply for a first time U.S. passport if you’re planning to travel abroad and satisfy one of these conditions:

  • You’re 18 or older and this would be your first passport.
  • Your most recent passport was issued before you turned 16.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 
15 years ago.

Passport Card

U.S. Passport Cards facilitate travel at U.S. ports-of-entry. It expedites arrival for American citizens who enter via land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry from:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • The Caribbean
  • The Caribbean

Passport Book

Passport Books are the only accepted form of identification for international travel—whether by land, air, or sea. You’ll need to apply for a first time U.S. passport if you’re planning to travel abroad and satisfy one of these conditions:

  • You’re 18 or older and this would be your first passport.
  • Your most recent passport was issued before you turned 16.
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 
15 years ago.

Passport Card

U.S. Passport Cards facilitate travel at U.S. ports-of-entry. It expedites arrival for American citizens who enter via land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry from:

  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • The Caribbean
  • The Caribbean

Our Simple, Convenient Process

Select your desired passport service

Fill out a simple form from any device

Follow our simple and customized instructions

Receive your new passport at your home!


Select your desired passport service

Fill out a simple form from any device

Follow our simple and customized instructions

Receive your new passport at your home!

Frequently Asked Questions

When Can I Expect My Passport?

You can expect to receive a status update 14 days after your application is filed. Typically, an expedited passport will take 4-6 weeks to process, ship, and arrive; however, it could take up to 12 weeks due to extenuating circumstances. If you have an international trip planned, be sure to apply at least six months in advance.

How Much Will It Cost?

The cost to apply for a new passport depends on the passport type and your age. The passport fee through the government varies by type and is as follows:

  • Passport book (adult) – $145
  • Passport book (minor) – $115
  • Passport card (adult) – $30
  • Passport card (minor) – $15
  • Passport card and book (adult) – $175
  • Passport card and book (minor) – $130
How Do I Receive My Passport?

Your passport and relevant documents may arrive in multiple shipments, depending on the types you requested. For example:

  • Passport book or card – Your passport book or card and your citizenship documents may come in two separate mailings within ten days of each other.
  • Passport book and passport card – Your documents, card, and book may arrive in three individual mailings. The second and third packages should arrive within ten days of the first.

Why GOV+

Looking to speed up the process? GOV+ simplifies the often complicated passport application process. We’ve created the ultimate, cloud-baed digital solution that does it all for you. All you have to do is fill out and submit one form using our secure online platform, and we’ll handle it from there. If you have any trouble along the way, our fast customer service team will be happy to assist.

Ultra-quick customer service

Get fast, accurate answers to all of your questions at every step. With average 30 second hold times and efficient conversations, you’ll be on your way in no time.

Real-time status updates

No more waiting and wondering about your form’s status. GOV+ offers instant updates and customizable alerts, from the moment of filing to final outcome.

Tailored Transactions

GOV+ technology eliminates needless busywork with forms and applications that adapt to you. Your situation is unique, and you deserve a simple, personalized experience.

Ultra-quick customer service

Get fast, accurate answers to all of your questions at every step. With average 30 second hold times and efficient conversations, you’ll be on your way in no time.

Real-time status updates

No more waiting and wondering about your form’s status. GOV+ offers instant updates and customizable alerts, from the moment of filing to final outcome.

Tailored Transactions

GOV+ technology eliminates needless busywork with forms and applications that adapt to you. Your situation is unique, and you deserve a simple, personalized experience.

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