Applying for a US Passport can be a daunting process, starting with trying to determine what you are eligible for and what are the requirements for a specific passport service. 

Bonus : Differences between a Passport Book and Passport Card

To start there are two types of "passports".  A US Passport book is a physical book with pages inside it for stamps and travel visas.  Books are required for air travel and are definitely the most common type of passport available.  There are more than 20 million issued every year.  Another "passport" is a US Passport Card.  Passport Cards are the size of a drivers license and are useful as a form of ID and travel via car and sea to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

Now that we have established the difference between a passport card and passport book, let's dive into the types of services available.

Which passport service do I apply for?

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Whether you lost your passport or changed your name, you'll need to replace your passport if you want to travel.

But, do you renew your old passport or do you get a new one?

Well, it depends on your passport needs.

In this post, we'll go over these two methods of getting a new passport. We'll also highlight the differences and similarities between each application process.

Let's get started. 

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