The passport card is a wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings or ports-of-entry by sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.The card provides a smaller, more convenient, and less expensive alternative to the passport book for those who travel frequently to these destinations by land or sea.

The card has the same validity period as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, 5 years for children age 16 and younger.
The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. 











                   Sample image of the front of the Passport Card                                                      Sample image of the back of the Passport Card

Use this procedure if:

  • You had a passport book issued in the past 15 years and can submit the original

  • Your passport book is undamaged

  • Your passport book was issued to you after your were 16 years of age

  • Your name has not changed or  you can document your name change with a certified copy of name change document

  • If you are applying for passport book & card renewal at the same time, please use different procedure for adults


Please note Int'l Visa Service is NOT a government agency. We are a private company that is authorized to process US Passport books and cards by the US Passport Agency. A service fee will be associated with each order in addition to the government and shipping fees. 


STEP 1.  Gather the following documents:


  • Original US Passport Book (must be issued in the last 15 years, expired passport book is OK as long as it has not been expired for more than 5 years)
  • One passport size photo 2"X 2"  (must be taken within last 2-3 months, cannot wear glasses)
  • Application DS-82 (click here to download) ​Make sure to mark it for passport card only.
  • IVS Order Form (click here to download)



STEP 2: E-mail documents for review (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP):


E-MAIL COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS LISTED IN STEP 1 TO CS@IVSDC.COM
Once we receive copies of all of your paperwork, our passport specialist will prepare final application forms for you and will e-mail them to you for review and signatures. Photos can be taken and e-mailed for digital processing. Please contact us for more details.



STEP 3: Calculate fees(Passport Agency Fee + IVS Service Fee + Shipping Fee)


Passport Agency Fees
4-6 week process
Price per passport card
$127.13





IVS Service Fees
 4-6 week process
Price per passport card 
$150.00
Passport Photos
$20.00






Shipping Fees                                                                                                                       
        FedEx Overnight            
               FedEx 2 Day                 
                         
$40.00
$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Questions About Fees?


STEP 4. Send original documents to the TEMPORARY ADDRESS below
 
International Visa Service                                            
44337 Lord Fairfax Place                                    
Ashburn VA 20147                                                            
Tel: 703-726-0300     





COVID-19 UPDATE: PASSPORT AGENCY ANNOUNCED RESUMPTION OF EXPEDITED PROCESSING AS OF 09/28/2020. PLEASE FOLLOW STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.

FIRST TIME PASSPORT CARD FOR ADULTS WHO HAD PASSPORT BOOKS ISSUED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS

*Please include our service fee and return delivery payment or a completed air bill. Incomplete payment, incomplete applications or documents and wrong application form will cause a delay in processing the above visa application.

** The service fees are non-refundable, once we receive your documents and start processing them. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, the processing times may be delayed by the Passport Agency. While such situations are beyond our control, we will do everything possible to accommodate your trip and will call you immediately to let you know about the status of your application
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