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Is the passport card recognized by the officials as a proof of citizenship?

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If all goes well and we pass the interview in few days, we will be applying for the US passport. (Here in Denver the oath is on the same day as the interview).

We will apply for passport book( for air travel) AND the passport card.

The reason for the passport card would be to use it as a form of proof that we are now citizens.

The real question is: is the passport card recognized as a proof of citizenship, should any official agencies need us to show them the proof.

As it is quite expensive to replace the Naturalization certificate we would prefer to pay extra $40 for the card and use that as a citizenship proof.

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Passport book can be use so I am sure you can use the passport card as well as proof

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/immigrationnaturalizatio/a/proofofcitzenship.htm

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If all goes well and we pass the interview in few days, we will be applying for the US passport. (Here in Denver the oath is on the same day as the interview).

We will apply for passport book( for air travel) AND the passport card.

The reason for the passport card would be to use it as a form of proof that we are now citizens.

The real question is: is the passport card recognized as a proof of citizenship, should any official agencies need us to show them the proof.

As it is quite expensive to replace the Naturalization certificate we would prefer to pay extra $40 for the card and use that as a citizenship proof.

thank you

Yes, you can use the passport card as proof of citizenship just as you would use a passport book. The only limitation on a passport card is that it is only valid for limited international travel.


For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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I would save the $55. Other than traveling, you really only need to prove your citizenship once. That is when you go to the Social Security office. As a US Citizen, you are not required to carry proof of citizenship like you are as a PR carrying your green card. If traveling, just use your passport book. The card is really only valid when traveling by land or sea, but you will have the book that serves the same purpose. The card is redundant IMO if you also have the book. As a

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it's actually only $30 if applying for the first time along with a book

Missed that. I was quoting the price of just the card as a new applicant. Even with that, I would keep the $30 in my pocket instead of what is an otherwise useless card IMO.

There are some good uses for the card, if cruising, you could take both your card and book. The card could be used to take off the ship. If you miss the ship you can use it to obtain a passport book faster to fly out of the country to meet up with the ship elsewhere or get back home. Though it still slows you down. If you had the book with you, you wouldn't have to worry about it. Though I don't recommend taking a passport book off a cruise ship in port.

The card can save you a bunch if you just need to drive between the USA and Canada or Mexico. But if flying anywhere, you need the book. So I just got the book.

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