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A passport is a document issued by the government of a country certifying an individual is a citizen of that country, About.com explains. Passports allow people to exit and enter their country of citizenship and travel to other countries.

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U.S. passports are valid for ten years if the passport holder was 16 or older when he obtained his passport and for five years if the passport holder was 15 or younger at that time. The front of a passport card or the data page of a passport book shows the issue and expiration dates.

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In order to travel outside the United States, a passport is necessary and to get a passport, the U.S. passport application must be completed and submitted. The form, DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport, is available at a passport application acceptance facility or passport agency, and it can also

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To obtain a U.S. passport for the first time, applicants submit form DS-11 along with the fee, a valid photo ID and proof of citizenship. An up-to-date photo that adheres to all size, material and camera-view specifications is also required, and first-time applicants must deliver all documents in pe

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A new passport book costs $110 if the applicant is 16 or older and a passport card costs $30. These amounts are subject to change and are valid as of March, 2015.

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Any child traveling internationally needs to have a passport. A child under the age of 16 needs both parents listed on his application. Children who are 16 or 17 can apply for passports by themselves, though it is recommended that a parent or guardian accompanies them during the application process.

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To apply for an American passport, take a completed but unsigned Form DS-11, citizenship evidence, a government-issued ID and an appropriate passport photo to a local acceptance facility. While at the facility, the applicant must sign the DS-11 form, take an oath and pay for standard or expedited pr

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Digital Passport is a general educational system designed for students in the third to fifth grades. The system is published by Common Sense Media and is available at no cost to schools.

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In order to obtain a passport, the application process requires evidence of U.S. citizenship, photo identification, a passport photo and Form DS-11. A certified U.S. birth certificate, a previous U.S. passport, a consular report of birth abroad or a certificate of naturalization/citizenship is accep

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As of 2015, the duration of the validity of a U.S. passport depends on the age of its holder. Those 16 years of age or older at the time of application receive a passport valid for 10 years. For those 15 or younger, the passport remains valid for five years.