Many are the times that people wish to embark on trips, and they find that they have overlooked one area. Take an example of if you want to travel to many countries within a short time span. In such a case, you could face difficulties regarding visa processing, and this could hamper your trip. You could also find that the nation which you wish to visit has stringent policies regarding some of the places you have toured. In such instances, your trip could quickly come to a halt. Luckily, the state department devised a way to help out in such situations, and it does so in the form of second passports. With these documents, you can put your mind at ease as you use them interchangeably with your standard passport. Even luckier for you, Travel Visa Pro offers second passport processing at expedited rates! In this way, you can forego standing in queues, and you can have your passport ready in a day.
To achieve this, we request that you adhere to our urgent second passport requirements. You should have a valid passport that is undamaged and unaltered. Be sure to renew your current passport first before getting another one if it will expire within a year. You must have a valid reason as to why you need a second passport, and you should jot this down in a statement. It could be for visa processing or out of security measures. To get your passport in a day, we require that you present us with your immediate travel plans which can either be travel itineraries, booking confirmations, letters from your workplace, plane tickets or other acceptable documents.
The next set of urgent second passport requirements includes two passport photos, two letters of authorization and two DS 82 forms. Our agents will take over the process by reviewing and submitting your documents as well as collecting the passport and delivering it to you. Thank you!
- Your Current, Actual, and Valid 10-year Passport
You need to provide your primary ten year passport. If it expires within a year, you need to renew it before applying for the 2nd 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.