Second Passport Instructions

Follow these simple steps to apply for a Second Passport

Second passports are issued at the discretion of the US State Department. Second passports are valid for two years and cannot be extended. Common reasons for having a second passport include; a foreign country will deny entry because a passport contains markings of a specific country, a passport is unavailable due to processing delays associated with a foreign visa application, or if the applicant has the need to obtain multiple visas on a continuing basis.

  1. Purchase Second Passport on

    Select the service that best meets your travel needs and purchase your expedited second passport.

  2. Complete Passport Application Form

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    Once you’ve made your purchase you will then be redirected to our secure platform where you will create a password and complete your second passport DS-82 application form.

  3. Follow Checklist of Required Items

    Carefully review the list below to ensure that you have all the necessary documents.

    Checklist of Requirements:

    1. DS-82 application.
    2. Current US Passport
    3. Proof of Travel (click here for list of examples)
    4. One Passport Picture (click here for list of examples)
    5. Letter stating why you need a second passport (example)
    6. Government Fees/Payments; Check payable to "US Department of State" for $170 if applying for a Passport Book Only and $200 if applying for a Passport Book and a Passport Card
    7. Authorization Letter
  4. Ship us your passport application package using FedEx

    • Place your application and supporting documents in a FedEx envelope or box.
    • Please send your application and supporting documents to our office using the FedEx label provided by

    We’ll take it from here.