Second Passport Renewal
Have you heard of friends and coworkers having a second passport, but never saw the reason? Let’s examine what goes into getting a second US passport. There are – most likely – two reasons the government would grant an American citizen a second passport. The first would be that you are a frequent traveler and you will face challenges when acquiring travel visas in between trips. There are cases where your passport could be necessary for processing in two places, and thus you would require an extra one. In such a case, the State Department would be willing to give you one with the appropriate forms and fees.
The second reason would be that you have security concerns when traveling. Supposing you have gone to Israel at some point and you wish to enter an anti-Israel state, you could face challenges. The reverse of the situation also holds true. As such, the US State Department would allow you to be in possession of two passports which you could use interchangeably for safety reasons. Second passports have a four-year validity period, and thus you will undergo renewals more often than you would when using a standard passport.
Advantages of Second U.S. Passports
A US citizen can legally hold two passport books and a passport card. While the latter may only be used for sea and land travel, both the primary 10-year and second 4-year passport have no limitations. Americans can use the second wherever the first is allowed entry – just check with the US Department of State for any restrictions prior to travel.
In addition to entering anti-Israel states and being used for visa processing, one does not need to travel with both passports when leaving the US. However, doing so will make it far easier to avoid applying for a replacement in the event of loss or theft.
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Second U.S. Passport Renewal Service
At Travel Visa Pro, we handle second passport renewal services. The application process for these documents is similar to that of first-time passports and renewals. Though we would never recommend putting off your application until the last minute, TVP can assist with expediting your second passport within 24 hours, thus allowing you to embark on your trip as soon as you wish.
We require that you present your current US passport, which should be in a valid condition. In addition to this, you should also submit two signed letters of authorization, a letter of explanation as to the need of the renewal, two recent passport photos as well as evidence of the need to travel. For us to complete the second passport renewal, it is imperative that you complete and sign two DS-82 forms. A Travel Visa Pro agent will be by your side to aid you in any stage where you face a challenge.
We will then embark on the application and will update you at every stage. You should have your passport renewed in less than a day. Though this expedited processing is available, it’s not the only option Travel Visa Pro offers. We can certainly assist with the paperwork and submit your application to arrive later if necessary.
The category “Second U.S. Passport Renewal” applies to you, if:
You travel internationally often and have difficulty acquiring travel visa between your trips, OR
You request a 2nd passport for safety reason, i.e. to travel between Israel and anti-Israel states.
The 2nd 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!