SECOND VALID PASSPORT
Second Valid Passport Requirements
SECOND PASSPORT REQUEST
- Submit your most recently issued passport.
- The bearer must have reached their 16th birthday before the passport issue date.
- The U.S. Passport Agency has introduced an online based application form, therefore this online style application must be used in all expediting cases. Consequently, failure to use this online application may cause delays in processing times.
- TIP: This online application has replaced "Hand Written" applications, YOU ARE NOT APPLYING ONLINE, hence you are only completing the questions by typing them onto the application the U.S. State Department web site 'Wizard' will walk you through the application.
- The last page of the application is a print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of this page and CLICK CREATE FORM you will then be able to print (single sided only) and sign (in blue or black ink only) your application.
- Note: The application wizard will ask you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete the form, no payments will be made and options selected will have no effect on the actual service provided by Travel Visa Plus. Therefore the wizard is simply designed to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail in applications.
- A correctly formatted application should have a BARCODE on the top left corner, and DS-82 printed on the bottom left of the application.
PROOF OF IDENTITY
- When applying for a U.S. passport, acceptable identification must be presented at the time of application.
- Primary identification (One of the following).
- Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
- Naturalization certificate
- Valid driver's license
- Current government ID (city, state or federal)
- Current military ID (military and dependents)
- Primary identification (One of the following).
- When you proceed to the post office or courthouse the clerk will take your driver's license or ID details. (Most noteworthy not the original) Click Here to locate your nearest local acceptance agent.
LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION
- Letter MUST have an original signature; and therefore faxes, scans, photocopies, etc. are NOT accepted by the United States Passport Agency.
- Complete and sign the authorization letter.
- Above all: You MUST hand write Travel Visa Plus in the space labeled courier company Name on the authorization form Click Here.
PROOF OF DEPARTURE
- Proof of departure (showing travel within two weeks or less), such as a photocopy of airline tickets, an airline or travel agent generated travel itinerary, or a letter from a customer's employer indicating urgent business travel, must be submitted with your application. It is not required for the proof of departure to be purchased, hence it will simply confirm your intentions.
- Please include one copy inside the sealed envelope, a second copy will be placed inside your FedEx package.
LETTER OF EXPLANATION
- You will need to provide an explanation for the need of a 2nd valid passport.
- As a result, a letter signed by the applicant addressed to the Passport Agency explaining why a second passport is necessary.
- Approval of the issue of a second valid passport is determined solely by the US Passport Agency, based on the applicant's need for the passport.
- Click Here to download the template for explanation letter.
- If you are applying for a regular U.S. passport book only, please mark the box on your passport application next to "Passport Book". If you also want to apply for a U.S. passport Ccrd you should also mark the box next "Passport Card". There is an additional $30.00 (Adults) $35.00 (Minors) U.S. government fee for the passport card, the U.S. passport cards cannot be expedited at this time and take approximately 2-3 weeks to be issued, the passport card will be processed separately from your regular passport book (in about 2-3 weeks) then mailed to you directly by first class mail from the U.S. passport agency.
- The U.S. passport card increases speed and efficiency to meet the new travel requirements for land and sea border crossing of nearby countries. An extra form of official government ID which will conveniently fit in your wallet. Use your passport Ccrd to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas and the Caribbean without your bulky passport book. The passport card is valid for 10 years.
PASSPORT APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
- Above all, if you require Same Day 'Last Minute Emergency' you must have an appointment to proceed. Please call Travel Visa Plus so we may schedule an appointment with the U.S. Passport Agency on your behalf (A personal appearance at the U.S. Passport Agency or Travel Visa Office is not required). Travel Visa Plus must receive your documents at least one business day prior to your appointment.
- Call Now: 415-568-2164
ORDER FORM AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
- Please note exactly what you will need within the 'fees' section in sending us your passport application for processing. Please forward all items requested to Travel Visa Plus, 580 California Street, Suite 1246, San Francisco, CA 94104. Most importantly please use a secured and traceable method when sending.
FORMS OF PAYMENT
- Personal / Company Check (for regular processing only) (Simply use the manual TVP Order Form button from the sites resources page)
- Money Order / Cashiers Check (Simply use the manual TVP Order Form button from the sites resources page)
- Credit Card / Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover (Click the green order form button and pay on-line)
- All credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee
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