When do I need
A passport book is required for all international travel by air. To enter the United States at land border crossings or sea ports of entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, you can use a passport book or a passport card.
APPLYING for a passport - (in the US)
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Original proof of citizenship document.
An acceptable photo ID document.
A photocopy of the front and back of the citizenship document and photo ID document.
Above are the required documents needed to acquire a passport.
Do kids need a
U.S. law requires that all parents listed on the birth certificate or all legal guardians provide consent authorizing passport issuance for minors ages 15 and under. For applicants ages 16-17, those with their own valid government ID can apply for a passport by themselves.