If you have a green card and want to apply for a travel passport, there are a few things you need to know. Follow these steps and you’ll be on your way in no time.
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If you’re a permanent resident of the United States with a Green Card you may be eligible to apply for a travel passport. A travel passport is also sometimes called a “limited use passport.” It’s a special passport that’s specifically for travel purposes only. It doesn’t allow you to live or work in another country like a regular passport would.
There are a few requirements you’ll need to meet before you can apply for a travel passport. First, you must be 18 years of age or older. You must also have had your Green Card for at least 5 years. If you meet these requirements, then you can begin the application process.
The first step is to fill out an application form. You can get this form from the State Department website or from your local post office. Once you have the form, fill it out completely and accurately. Next, you’ll need to submit two photographs of yourself along with the application form. The photographs must be recent and they must meet certain requirements in terms of size and composition.
After your application form and photographs have been submitted, you’ll need to pay a processing fee. The current fee is $30; however, it’s subject to change so it’s always best to check beforehand. Once your payment has been processed, your application will be reviewed and if everything is in order, you should receive your travel passport within 6-8 weeks.
What is a travel passport?
A travel passport is an official document that proves your U.S. citizenship and identity. It allows you to travel outside of the United States and return to the country. You can apply for a travel passport at any age, but if you are under 16 years old, you must have parental consent.
To apply for a travel passport, you will need to fill out an application, which you can do online or at a local passport office. You will also need to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate, as well as proof of identity, such as a driver’s license or government-issued ID card. If you are under 16 years old, you will need to provide proof of parental consent, such as a notarized letter from your parent or legal guardian. Once you have gathered all of the required documents, you will need to submit them to the passport office along with your application fee.
If you already have a valid passports issued within the past 15 years and are eligible to renew it by mail, you may do so by completing the form DS-82 and submitting it along with your most recent passport and Renewal Fee.
What is a green card?
A green card, also known as a permanent resident card, is a document that proves that you have been authorized to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Green cards are issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after applicants have been approved for permanent residence through employment, family, or other categories. If you have a green card, you do not need a travel passport to enter the United States. However, you will need a passport from your country of origin if you plan to travel outside of the United States.
How to apply for a travel passport with a green card
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can apply for a travel passport. If you have a green card, you will need to show proof of your U.S. residency. Follow the steps below to apply for a travel passport with a green card.
1. Gather the required documents. You will need to submit your completed application, a photo, proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency, and a fee payment.
2. Complete the application form. You can complete the form online or download it from the State Department website.
3. Pay the application fee and submit your documents. Once you have paid the fee, you can submit your documents by mail or in person at a passport acceptance facility.
4. Track your application status online or by phone. You will be able to track your application status online or by calling the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778
Who is eligible for a travel passport?
U.S. citizens and eligible aliens with a green card can apply for a passport. Passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State, and you will need to submit your application in person at a passport acceptance facility. You can find the nearest location by using the Department of State’s online Passport Acceptance Facility Search tool.
What documents are required?
To apply for a travel passport with a Green Card, you will need the following documents:
-A passport application form
-A passport photo
-Your Green Card
-Proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate)
-A $60 application fee
How long does it take to get a travel passport?
It usually takes about 6-8 weeks to receive a travel passport after you apply.
What are the fees?
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents must each pay a $110 application fee to get a new passport book. If you want to get a passport card at the same time, you will have to pay an additional $30, for a total of $140. If you are renewing your passport, you will only have to pay the $30 fee for the passport card, since you already paid the $110 fee when you originally applied for your passport.
Lawful permanent residents who want to renew their passport book and card together must pay both the $110 book renewal fee and the $30 card renewal fee, for a total of $140.
How do I renew my travel passport?
If you are a permanent resident of the United States with a green card you are eligible to apply for a travel passport. You will need to submit a few documents with your application, including your Green Card, proof of U.S. citizenship, and two passport photos. The process can take several weeks, so be sure to plan ahead if you need your travel passport for an upcoming trip.
What if my travel passport is lost or stolen?
What if my travel passport is lost or stolen?
If your travel passport is lost or stolen, you will need to contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to report the loss or theft. You will also need to submit a new application for a travel passport, along with proof of U.S. citizenship and a police report if your passport was stolen.