How to travel abroad without a passport

Dec 29, 2017

There’s are a few things we simply cannot travel overseas without but at the very top of the list is a passport, along with multiple pairs of undies. But, surprisingly, there are a few exceptions to the rule that allow people to travel overseas without ever using their passport. The undies, on the other hand, are a must. 

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Those of us who live in the United States and can drive or sail to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, you’ll be happy to learn that you don’t need a passport to enter any of those regions, but will need to instead produce what is called a passport card.

Passport cards are issued by the U.S. government and are a type of photo identification card that can be used by those travelling between certain locations.

Costing around $55 for adults and $40 for children, the passport card is much more economical than a passport, which can set you back closer to $200.

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There is a catch, though, these passport cards can only be used by people travelling by either land or sea in between specific countries.

The passport card was first issued in 2008 as a way of allowing communities that live between northern and southern U.S. borders to travel in between these regions easier.

For the lucky Americans who are able to apply for the passport card, what are you waiting for? All you have to do is fill out the application form and present your birth certificate and photo identification and you’re ready to go.

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