Q: Will a federal agency accept my Enhanced Driver's License? By-Mail Applicants You may apply for a passport card by mail if you're able to submit your current valid passport or passport card with your application. Requirements vary by state, but in all cases you must be a U. This number does not contain any personally identifiable information. Compliant cards will be marked with a star inside a gold circle on the upper right. This article needs to be updated.
They are specifically for travel in the Western Hemisphere — including the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In fact, some states currently issue such noncompliant cards to undocumented individuals. Minnesotans will be able to use their standard driver's license or identification cards for federal purposes until Oct. However, a private passport expediting company can often have your passport processed in as little as 24 hours. State Department's for additional information regarding special requirements such as applying outside of the U.
The federal government defines more narrowly than Minnesota currently does. The card uses a unique identification number that links to information contained in a secure Department of Homeland Security database. After running it for five years, Quebec discontinued the enhanced driver's license program, citing low demand as the reason. That means more stories when they get home. If you have any questions, please see the Help Section or contact us. The Senate bill is silent on the subject.
Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. These cards must clearly state on their face and in the machine readable zone that it is not acceptable for official purposes and must use a unique design or color to differentiate them from compliant cards. Currently, it takes about 2 months to get a passport if you apply directly to the Department of State with normal processing. Before you go, make sure to Depart Smart. I submitted an application before Oct. These cards still will be valid for driving, identification purposes and buying age-restricted items.
Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. A passport with just an I-94 is not acceptable evidence of identity under the regulation. An also known as a passport card eases your ability to travel in and out of the United States by land and sea, doubling as a driver's license and passport. The card includes and for automated identification of the card and its holder. Minnesota is also facing some if they do not get moving and get in compliance. If you live in a noncompliant state like Minnesota, you should keep your eye on. Driver's Licence Plus documents have not been issued since 30 September 2014.
We'll walk you through the basic differences of each of these documents, and help you determine which one is right for you. If you have flown on a commercial airline, you were subjected to a comprehensive security check and pre-flight inspection. Expedited Passport Cards Expedited passport cards are available in person or by mail see application instructions above ; you are able to notify the U. A Michigan Driver's license that has not been updated will not be accepted. While not required, the enhanced license is an excellent alternative to a standard license because it is especially handy for business travel, vacations or quick trips. The Department has been working with states to enhance their drivers licenses and identification documents to comply with travel rules under the , effective June 1, 2009. But you can also get a passport card if you are a frequent traveler by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean.
Thus, your passport card acts as approved identification at border communities—for example, when you travel by land or sea crossings between the U. Use the search for a listing of offices near you. With it, no other documents are needed for proving citizenship and identity when entering the U. In-Person Applicants Anyone who has never before applied for a passport or passport card must apply in person. States and other jurisdictions have made significant progress in enhancing the security of their licenses over the last number of years.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Q: Why are some states still not compliant? Q: Will minors need to have driver's licenses to fly domestically? Washington State Department of Licensing. The companion will need acceptable identification. As a result, approximately 90% of all U. Individual agency policies may still apply.