If you are applying for a regular passport book only, please mark the box on your U.S. passport renewal application next to "Passport Book". If you also want to apply for a Passport Card you should also mark the box next "Passport Card". There is an additional $30.00 U.S government fee for the Passport Card. The U.S. Passport Cards cannot be expedited at this time and take approximately 2-3 weeks to be issued, the Passport Card will be processed separately from your regular passport book (in about 2-3 weeks) then mailed to you directly by First Class mail from the U.S. Passport Agency.
The U.S. Passport Card increases speed and efficiency to meet the new travel requirements for land and sea border crossings of nearby countries.
An extra form of official government ID which will conveniently fit in your wallet.
Use your Passport Card to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas
and the Caribbean without your bulky Passport Book.
The passport card is valid for 10 years.