July 28, 2015
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David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The State Department’s Office of Passport Services will launch a 90-day pilot program on Tuesday that allows U.S. citizens living in the United States or Canada to apply for a passport card online.
The program aims to save citizens time and money by not requiring them to mail in their current passport book or the necessary forms.
To participate in this program, applicants must currently possess a valid 10-year U.S. passport book, upload an acceptable photograph and make an online payment via pay.gov. Applications accepted through the program will be subject to the same strict adjudication standards as in-person or mail-in applications.