1. Passport book - this baby costs like $100 and takes about 6 weeks to get. Not an option if you are planning on running at this point.The passcard and passport fees are outlined on this page. Let me end this little informational session to add that apparently there are other documents that are acceptable. This is from the Homeland Security Department:
2. Passport card - IMO this is the way to go if ya have to. The cost is $45 and it's good for 10 years and adults who already have a passport book can get one for only $20. You can apply for a passport card by mail or online. You can find the nearest Passport Acceptance Facility. It takes as long to get a passcard this way as it does a passbook! BUT THERE IS HOPE! According to the website for the Detroit Passport Agency, they now issue on-site Passport Cards! It looks like you may have to make an appointment though. But it will be quicker than waiting 6 weeks.
3. Enhanced Driver's License - This you get through the Secretary of State. The cost is $45 for a regular driver's license (chauffer and CDL are more). I'm sure this will expire every 4 years like a normal driver's license. Contact your local Secretary of State for more information.
Beginning June 1, 2009But I'll let you figure the rest out.
• U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license. See the complete list of WHTI-compliant documents.
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