Second U. S. Passport
The state department offers travelers a second passport at its discretion on confirming that an additional passport is necessary for the applicant. There are two main reasons why the state department would agree to issue you with a second passport. Supposing you are a frequent traveler who has a hard time acquiring visas in between trips, you can get one. You also qualify for one if you can prove that you may face security concerns while traveling. For instance, if you were going to Israel and were hoping to visit an anti-Israel state soon after. In such a case, having two passports would be helpful. These passports have a validity of four years.
Feel free to contact our passport experts at 1-833-TVP-VISA (887-8472)
Second U.S. Passport Service
At Travel Visa Pro, we handle such applications on your behalf, thus allowing you to avoid the hassle involved in processing. We can also expedite your application if you are in a hurry to leave the country. If this is the situation, we request that you submit documents showing your travel plans. It could be in the form of plane tickets to foreign countries, copies of booking confirmations, letters from your employer, or other documents acceptable by the State Department. Our agents can help you in finding the right records.
We also require that you provide us with a statement where you should give detailed information as to why you need another passport. You should make sure that the reasons stated are compelling. You should also include two signed letters of authorization, your current passport which should be valid and two recent passport photos. Travel Visa Pro specialists will go through the documents and advise you on changes where necessary. Within a day, you should have your passport ready, and we will deliver it to you via a secure courier service.
How many passports can U.S. citizens hold?
Until recently, it wasn’t entirely necessarily for Americans to apply for a passport renewal once their visa pages were full, as the U.S. State Department allowed for the addition of pages. It was also the case for U.S. citizens to be allowed access to Canada and Mexico by land with only state-issued driver’s licenses. Governmental regulations change, and passports are no exception to that.
So how many passports can a U.S. citizen legally hold at any given time? We’ve told you a second passport is acceptable under certain circumstances, but what about a third, or fourth?
Ordinarily, the maximum number of travel documents a U.S. citizen may have is three: one ten-year passport book, one four-year passport book, and a ten-year passport card. It is unusual that all three of these may be granted for any one person, but certainly possible depending on your travel plans.
Getting a Second Passport Quickly
Just as with our expedited ten-year passport service for first-time holders and renewal applicants, getting a second passport through Travel Visa Pro is simple and fast. Come by one of our nine offices across the United States or contact us to learn more about our services. We work with all our clients to meet their needs quickly.
The category “Second U.S. Passport” applies to you, if:
- You travel internationally often and have difficulty acquiring travel visas between your trips, OR
- You request a second passport for safety reason, i.e. to travel between Israel and anti-Israel states.
The second passport is valid for up to FOUR years.
Our processing times are given in BUSINESS days and not (calendar days). This excludes Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays!