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How can you purchase lifetime passes for national parks?

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As of January 2016, there are two National Parks lifetime passes: an Interagency Senior Pass, which can be bought either in-person at a Federal recreation office or site, at the USGS online store or by mail-in application, or an Interagency Access Pass, which can be obtained at a Federal recreation office or site or by mail order from the USGS. Filling out the payment section of the online or mail-in application with credit card details to process payment.

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In 2016, the cost to purchase an Interagency Senior Pass is $20, which includes a $10 fee for the pass and a $10 processing fee. The Interagency Access Pass, however, is free of charge, meaning no payment is necessary. The Access Pass is available to permanent U.S. residents with permanent disabilities. To qualify for a Senior Pass, applicants must be 62 years of age or older, and provide proof of residency and age. USGS then returns the pass with the owner’s name printed on it by mail.

To get an Interagency Access Pass, submit a completed application, documentation of permanent disability and proof of residency. A pass with the owner’s name printed on it is then returned by mail. To qualify for either pass, the candidate must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

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