I am an American citizen living in California. I am looking to travel out of the country to visit family and this will be my first time doing so. I don't currently have a passport and of course need one. My State ID (don't have driver's license) expired this year on my birthday and I have just gone to the DMV to renew it and got the temporary paper ID.
Can I start the passport process with the paper ID and my expired ID or do I have to wait for the new one? I would love to start the passport process as soon as possible since it takes a while and I prefer not to pay for an online agent to rush it for me (since I do not live near an office). I can afford the $60 to get it in 2-3 weeks but still would like to start it at the earliest.