Plan ahead (at least 8 weeks) when your travel plans require a passport. And if the destination requires a visa, you will need a passport in order to get a visa! If you do not have the proper documents, you will be denied entry.
Witte Travel offers assistance for securing a visa, information for entry and health inoculations, as well as travel advisories for countries all around the world. Contact Witte Travel for pricing and current information.
Effective Feb 1, 2008, U.S. citizens can apply for a traditional Passport, (now called the Passport Book) or the NEW Passport Card. The Passport Card costs less than the Passport Book, but it is not acceptable for air travel. The Passport Card is only good for land and sea crossings between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean region.
The application form for applying for a new passport has been amended so that applicants can check whether they are applying for a Passport Book, a Passport Card or both. The new application must be used for all persons applying after February 1, 2008. The passport card has the same validity as the passport book: 10 years for adults and 5 years for minors under 16. Also, effective February 1, 2008, there are new forms that must be used for passport renewals, adding pages to a passport book, name changes and parental consent for a minor under 16 to apply for a passport.
Parental consent and issuance of passports to minor children. Effective February 1, 2008, both parents must appear or sign consent forms for a child under 16 to apply for a passport.
Information from the U.S. Government
Information on travel to the Caribbean and Mexico
Information on the U.S. Passport Card – for land and sea crossings