It is not always that we plan to travel and sometimes travel plans jump out at us from nowhere. It could be that you need to visit a sick relative within short notice or that your boss is sending you overseas to attend a meeting that is crucial to your career. Sometimes, your passport could be valid but the country you wish to visit calls for at least six months of validity for you to gain entry. It could also be that your passport is no longer valid and you are running short of time regarding your boarding date. What do you do in such a circumstance? Travel Visa Pro has handled tons of such cases, and we will gladly take you on board. The moment you contact us, an agent will guide you through the required emergency passport renewal requirements.
Before getting into your travel plans, the agent will look into your eligibility for renewal. In so doing, they will assess the condition of your passport, the date you received it and whether you were over sixteen years at the time. If you have made any legal name changes, they will request that you provide documents as to the same such as court decrees and marriage certificates.
If you qualify for a renewal, the agent will then delve into the emergency passport renewal requirements. Of crucial importance at this stage is your ability to prove your need to travel. Plane tickets to foreign nations, travel itineraries as well as official letters from your workplace are all acceptable documents in this situation. You will then sign two letters of authorization stating that you have conferred powers onto us, allowing us to take on the renewal on your behalf. You should also include your most recent passport, two valid passport photos and two copies of DS 82 forms in your submissions.
After reviewing the documents, the agent will then forward them to the state department for processing. In 24 hours, you will be ready for your trip. Safe travels!
- Your Current or Most Recent Passport
If it has already expired, please make sure that the issue date is less than fifteen (15) years ago and it was valid for no less than ten (10) years.
- Two (2) Identical, Recent (not older than 3 months, no eye glasses allowed) Passport Photographs
To process your application, you are required to provide identical passport-style photographs (2 x 2 inches in size. Government Agencies have very specific regulations regarding the passport photographs. We recommend visiting professional photographer. Please review samples of well composed photos to avoid passport processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency. Beginning November 1, 2016, You must take off eye glasses for your U.S. Passport photo.
- TWO Original Signed Letters of Authorization.
TWO Original Signed Letters of Authorization. Please print and complete BY HAND, and sign two copies of this document. Photocopies not accepted.
- US Passport Renewal Form (#DS-82)
Complete Online – Form DS-82 (click here) – Department of State website will open in a new window. After completing and printing out the application form in duplicate please print TWO COPIES. PLEASE PRINT OUT AND SUBMIT ONLY ONE-SIDED PAGES OF THE APPLICATION. We will accept only application completed ONLINE (applications not containing the 2D barcode or not accompanied by a duplicate application with the 2D barcode will be placed in suspense). If you wish us to type-up your application, we offer an exclusive concierge service. A $35 convenience fee will be assessed for this service. ORDER YOUR US PASSPORT CONCIERGE SERVICE HERE.
- Payment to Department of State
- Please write a personal or cashier’s check payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $170.00 (Passport book only) or $200 (Passport book and Passport card). You should write your date of birth on the MEMO line of the check. Starter’s checks are not accepted.
- For a $5 convenience fee Travel Visa Pro will get a check to pay Department of State dues.
- Copy of Evidence of Immediate Travel
Copy of airline/ferry/train ticket/itinerary indicating travel to a foreign country in less than 14 days or a foreign travel visa is required within four weeks. If you do not have one, or are driving to Mexico/Canada, or need passport for any other personal or business matter, you have to proof immediate need for your passport. It can be a letter from employer on its letterhead detailing the need for urgent business trip OR a circular from employer mandating a need for each employee to have a valid US passport (e.g. pilots, flight attendants, etc.) OR hotel reservation in Mexico/ Canada OR any other document detailing the rush need for passport. If you do not have any of the above or have doubts, please fill out this statement.
- Mailing Instructions:
We recommend you to send your paperwork via traceable FedEx delivery service to avoid loss of your documents. If we receive your documents before 9:30am PST in San Francisco, 9:00am PST in Seattle, or 7.30 am CST in Houston, we will submit your paperwork to Passport Agency same morning. Only FEDEX FIRST AM Overnight service (no signature required) will deliver that early. If documents received after these cut-off times, we will submit your case the following business day.