Processing Times, Forms and Requirements
First Time Application of a US Passport
Submit one of the following as original proof of US Citizenship
(NO Photocopies or notarized copies accepted):
Note: There is no real position the government takes on what kind of information they expect to have reported on this form, aside from answering the questions clearly. Often people say “well if I knew where my passport was, it wouldn’t be lost”. It’s a good point. However, what they are trying to determine here is if there has been any inappropriate activity such as fraud or other criminal behavior or just negligence on the part of the passport holder or parent. So it is best to just explain as much information as you possible can to help them to determine if you might be able to find it, or - if it is lost - is it in the hands of the wrong person.
Submit ONE recently taken passport type or size photograph. Do not submit pictures with eyewear (glasses), headwear, jewelry, or with anything objects in the background, as they will not be accepted. Passport Photo MUST have a completley blank white background, without any other shades or tints (i.e. dark gray, tan, off-white). See below for proper sizing and examples of well composed photos.
Click Here for a description of the State Department requirements on passport photos.
Download complete and DO SIGN the Letter of Authorization Form(s). This form allows our company to expedite your passport and represent you at the State Department respecting your application form. Choose the first TWO boxes only and check them. The 3rd box indicates you want us to represent you but would rather the State Department deal directly with you when there are problems.'
Submit ONE of the following
This is the fee the State Department charges you when they issue your passport. You are issuing your passport quickly so their fee is higher than normal. The Standard fee for an adult expedited passport is $195.00. This fee includes a witnessing fee of $25 to be given directly to the witnessing agent. Our service fee is additional to the government fee.
The State Department will not accept Personal or Business issued checks that are starter checks and they will only accept checks from the applicant or family member, or from business checks with affiliation to applicant. The Check must have the account holders full name and address and the applicant's full name and date of birth.
The US State Department requests that you provide with your application proof of your upcoming departure date. Please include this with your application.
(If you don’t have confirmation of your trip yet please let us know in advance)
Print-out of online booking reservations from an airline reservations system or travel agency. It must have your name and International destination and departure date on it
A signed Letter on Letterhead from your Employer or your Travel Agent addressed to the US State Department confirming your departure date and International Destination. Again it must state your passport name.
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