Second Valid US Passport Requirements

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Apply for a second valid passport if you are a frequent traveler who may not have time between trips to submit your only passport with visa applications, or if you may run out of blank visa pages for visas and entry stamps.


Proof of Citizenship:

Original valid, signed U.S. passport.
Please note: If the traveler is unable to submit his or her 10-year passport when applying for the second valid passport, he or she may under limited circumstances be able to apply for a second valid passport by completing a DS-11 passport agency form. In cases where this is permitted, the traveler must have the document sealed at the clerk of court or post office, along with providing all other second valid passport requirements when sealing. Also include a certified copy of their passport and certified birth certificate in the sealed envelope.


Photo Requirements:

Two passport photos (2x2 with white background). Click here for details.


Passport Application Form:

One completed DS-82 passport application form, to be submitted with applications including the original, valid passport.
– OR –
One completed DS-11 passport application form, to be submitted with applications including a certified copy of the passport. The DS-11 application requires all documentation to be presented in person and sealed at a clerk of court or authorized post office. An appointment is required, and the application must be filed within 5 days of the date the application is signed and sealed. Therefore, please call to Travisa to make a reservation for your passport submission date. We will attend the appointment on your behalf at the designated time.


Authorization Letter:

Two signed Letters of Authorization.

Important Note: The Letter of Authorization must be signed by the applicant, and the courier company must be handwritten at the bottom by the applicant. The courier name should match the company name at the top of the letters of authorization that you print.


Proof Of Departure:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter stating U.S. departure by private aircraft or urgent need of passport processing for business travel.



A letter, signed by the applicant, addressed to the Passport Office, explaining why a second passport is necessary.

In addition, these locations require:
Chicago Letter of Explanation.
Houston Letter of Explanation.
Los Angeles Letter of Explanation.
Miami Letter of Explanation.
New York Letter of Explanation.
San Francisco Letter of Explanation.
Washington DC Letter of Explanation.


Processing Time:

For Rush or Emergency passport service, please call Travisa to make a reservation for your passport appointment.


Fee Description:

Complete and print the Global Service Order Form (Order Summary Page) and include all necessary fees.

US Government Fees: $170.00 payment included on the Global Service Order Form or payable in the form of a check made out to the U.S. Department of State.

Global Service Order Form:

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the passport processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Mailing Instructions:

  1. Complete and print out all forms.
  2. Check all information for accuracy.
  3. FedEx the Global Service Order Form with all of the items above to Travisa.