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Short answer is yes, you can renew your US passport even if you lost your passport card. Let's define what a passport book and passport card are.
A Passport Book is a blue book that contains 28 pages for passport stamps and visas. These books are used for international travel in all forms of transportation.
A Passport Card is a card the size of a drivers license that is used to travel from the United States via border crossing via land or sea to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.
Citizens particularly along the border obtain a passport card for its useful, but limited purposes.
So when its time to renew a passport book and you cannot find your passport card, what are the next steps?
Here is what is needed.
IF you are applying to solely renew your passport book, you'll need the following;
Send these documents in to the address on the DS82 and you are good to go. If you need expedited passport renewal services we can assist you!
IF you are applying to renew BOTH your passport book and passport card you'll need a few extra steps:
You'll need to visit a local Post Office to apply utilizing the NEW passport process as you are applying for BOTH a book and card.
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