Does PassCard Relieve June 1 Passport Restrictions?
The U.S. State Department is currently accepting applications and issuing the new Passport Card. The Passport Card, also called PASS Card, is a limited use passport in a "wallet size" format. The first Passport Cards were issued in the summer of 2008 and have been very popular with U.S. citizens. It takes approximately three weeks for the US Passport Card to be issued, once the State Department receives the application. As of June 1, 2009 all U.S. citizens returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean via land or sea borders must provide a US Passport Card or US Passport. Previously, individuals crossing land or sea borders in the United States could show a drivers license and birth certificate; however, after June 1, 2009 only government approved documentation is accepted.
For more information visit the U.S. Passport Card site.