What can I use a passport for besides international travel?

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SignaturePassports (including both Passport Books and Passport Cards) can be used as proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. In most situations where a birth certificate is required, a passport can be used instead of a birth certificate. Passports can be used in many situations such as the following:

  • Work authorization (Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification)

  • Obtaining a driver’s license or state ID

  • School registration (in many districts – check with your local school system)

  • Proof of age (for example, at a club or restaurant)

Passports can generally be used in place of state ID or driver’s licenses in any situation that requires proof of identity, age, or citizenship.

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