Processing Times, Forms and Requirements
Additional or 2nd US Passport Renewal
Note: It is not commonly known that the U.S. State Department issues to qualified applicants 2nd or additional U.S. passports. They are legally issued under specific circumstances by the Federal government. Normally they are issued for the following two reasons:
The State Department allows the issuance of the 2nd passport when evidence of such a travel conflict is stated and proven. This is achieved through formal requests and fight reservations showing travel intentions.
Description: The following must be true in order for you to use this method of obtaining a 2ND or Additional US Passport:
Submit your most current US Passport as Described Above. Copies are not acceptable
Download complete and sign the State Department Letter form. This form is a formal request for a 2nd passport which is required by the US State Department.
If your request for a 2nd passport is being made for business purposes, submit a formal request on letterhead from your company to the State Dept. Follow this format:
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.'
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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