If you are a frequent traveler, the chances are high that you require a second passport to help you with visa applications. Under circumstances where you lack adequate time to process visas in between traveling, the state department makes a provision which allows you to hold two passports at a time. The second one goes by the name second passport, and it has a validity of four years. The state department also recognizes that you could face security concerns when entering some countries owing to the stamps on your passport. An example would be when traveling between Israel and anti-Israel nations. In such a case, the state department would issue you with a second passport. At Travel Visa Pro, we work to ensure that second passport applications are smooth and free of hassle. As such, we have agents located across the country who you can reach physically, online or via phone. From there, we can guide you as to the budget second passport requirements and ways in which you can get your passport within a day.
The first thing you need to provide is your current passport which should be in your possession and undamaged. It should also be valid. If it expires within a year from the time of application, you should first renew it before beginning this process. You should also have a statement as to why you need a second passport, and it is here that you should detail the main reason behind acquiring one. We will expedite your application, and for this reason, it is necessary that you provide us with proof of your travel plans such as a plane ticket to a foreign country. You should also include two DS 82 forms, two letters of authorization and two recent passport photos. By presenting these records, you will have met our budget second passport requirements, and we will proceed with the submission. Your second passport will be at your doorstep within a day. Thank you!
- Your Current, Actual, and Valid 10-year Passport
- Second Passport Request Form
You must use this standard second passport request statement to avoid delays.
- 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 $170 (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.