Passports and Other Travel
for U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports must have a single identity document.
One of the following is acceptable:
A valid U.S. Passport ($100 for 10 years): U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. passport to enter or re-enter the United States when traveling by air from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, Bermuda and all other countries.
A valid U.S. Passport Card ($45 for 10):The Passport Card is valid for re-entry into the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry only from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Bermuda.
Where to Get a New U.S. Passport
How to Renew a U.S. Passport
How to Get a U.S. Passport Card
Children of U.S. citizens under the age of 16 may present the original or a copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.
Groups of U.S. citizen children ages 16 through 18, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization, or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship.
See the Department of Homeland Security's GetYouHome.gov for more information on the changing travel requirements.
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