The Passport Card is valid for U.S citizens that wish to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The passport card cannot be used for travel by air.
If you have never had a passport, you can apply for a passport card by completing the DS-11 Passport form.
The Passport Card for Adults is valid 10 years and will cost the first-time applicant $55. If you are a previous passport holder then you will only pay $30 as part of the passport renewal process.
The Passport Card for Minors (children) is valid for 5 years and will cost $40.
To expedite a passport card, the U.S. State Department charges an additional $60 for their expediting fee. First-time adult applicants will pay $115. Previous passport holders will pay $90. Minors will pay $100.