Today Angelo and I received our U.S. Passport Books. We applied on January 23, so they only took a few weeks to arrive. We decided to get the books rather than the passport cards since the cards are only valid for Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. With the passport books we can go anywhere! How exciting! When we applied for the passports, they kept our birth certificates, and we’re still waiting for them to be returned to us. They were sent separately.