When applying for a standard passport, not much goes into the process, and the procedures are pretty standard. You start off by proving your identity and providing documents on the same and soon after submission; you get your passport. When it comes to second passports, things are entirely different. You see, you should already have a valid standard passport to qualify for a second passport, and not everyone has the chance to get one. The state department stipulates who is eligible to get one. For one, you can be a regular traveler who lacks adequate time to process visas in between traveling and a second passport could help you in attaining efficiency. You can also get one if you plan on visiting countries which have stringent policies regarding entry. Some nations will deny you admission based on the stamps on your passport. Where a standard passport lasts ten years if acquired over the age of sixteen, a second passport is valid for four years.
At Travel Visa Pro, we handle the processing of both standard and second passports. If you wish to process the latter, we have some rush second passport requirements to which you should adhere. To begin with, you should have a standard passport that has not expired. Renew your passport before making an application if it will expire within a year. It should also be well-kept. Next, you must have a valid reason as to why the state department should issue you with a second passport. As we plan on expediting your application, you should present us with proof of travel plans as well as two letters of authorization. Alongside these, our other rush second passport requirements are two recent passport photos and two DS 82 forms. Our agents will then work on reviewing and submitting your documents to the state department. You should receive your second passport within 24 hours. 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.