Consider the following information in conjunction with RM 10210.210 when you review SSN Evidence.
The wallet-size card must have an effective date of July 14, 2008 or later. The card
has the same period of validity as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, 5 years
for children age 15 and younger.
The card is laser engraved and contains state-of-the-art security features. The card
contains both eye readable and machine readable information. The front of the card
shows the bearer's photograph and identifying information, issue and expiration dates,
and the passport card number (the letter “C” plus 8 numerals). The card back artwork,
showing “PASSsystem” (in color shifting ink) repeats the card number and contains
a machine readable zone.
If the document's authenticity is questionable and there is no other readily available evidence of U.S. citizenship and/or age and identity,
verify the passport card per RM 10213.005.