I need to renew my US passport card in-person. I applied to renew my passport book and card by mail, but I had lost my previous passport card (many years ago) and had forgotten that I had one. The State Department rejected my application, sending me a letter saying I need to take the letter to a passport acceptance facility within 90 days to complete the application. However, the State Department kept my passport book. Therefore, the only proof of citizenship I have in my possession is my NEXUS card; I do not have my birth certificate. (I was born in the US.)
Is a NEXUS card that says “Citizenship: USA” proof of citizenship for purposes of applying for a new passport?
It of course is valid as proof of identity and citizenship for international travel (with limitations not relevant here), and lists the issuing country as USA and my citizenship as USA. It is not listed as one of the documents on the state department web site or the form DS-11 instructions, but I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to do since they didn't return my passport book. (I also have separate documents that can establish identity but not citizenship which have passport-quality photos instead of the webcam photo that is weirdly used on the NEXUS card.)
(Having a passport card is not crucial for me, since I normally use the NEXUS card and also will have the new passport book, but I like having the extra wallet-sized border crossing document and proof of citizenship.)