Passport cards and passport books have different costs. A passport card allows travelers to go to Canada or Mexico by land or by water via a cruise. A card costs $30 for adults $15 for children under 18 with a $25 execution fee. A passport book costs $110 with a $25 execution fee for adults. Minors pay $80 plus $25 execution fee for a passport book. Visas vary by country. For example, Cambodia charges $25 for U.S visitors to their country. If you are traveling abroad, you’ll need to get these documents ahead of time or you won’t be able to enter a foreign country or to re-enter the United States.
- Passport cards offer a cheaper option to the $135-plus cost of a passport book and can be used for land border crossings and cruises to Mexico and Canada.
- Passports cards cost $30 for adults and $15 for persons under 18, plus a $25 “execution fee” for both adults and minors, according to the issuing agency, the U.S. Department of State, (travel.state.gov).
- The fee for a first-time U.S. passport book or a renewal are the same: $140 for both an adult’s passport book and card, plus the $25 execution fee; or $110, plus the $25 fee, for just an adult passport book.
“Passport cards offer a cheaper option to the $135-plus cost of a passport book and can be used for land border crossings and cruises to Mexico and Canada.”