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Passport Requirements

  • image description Completed Passport Application (DS-11)
    Completed Passport Application (DS-11)

    Complete and print the DS-11 application online at https://pptform.state.gov/. and make a COPY to send to us.

    1. Click SUBMIT under Apply Online. The Passport Application System will then ask you a series of questions regarding your passport application. Fill in where appropriate and the click "Create Form" at the bottom/end. Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-11 application pre-filled.

    2. NOTE: The application MUST be completely filled out online and printed.

    3. NOTE: Please verify the application will have two barcodes, one on the left side and one on the bottom right side.

    4. REQUIRED: Make a COPY of the DS-11 that is needed to be attached to your application.

    5. NOTE: Please do not sign the DS-11 until you are instructed to during STEP 2 (Authorization).

  • image description Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    Proof of U.S. Citizenship

    To prove your US Citizenship, you must provide ONE of the following:

    1. Original Certified Birth Certificate issued by city, county or state (We strongly recommend a Long Form Birth Certificate which lists BOTH parent's names) OR;
    2. a previous US passport OR;
    3. If you were born outside of the United States, you'll need to provide a naturalization certificate or additional requirements for Proof of Citizenship for those born outside the US.
  • image description Proof of Identity
    Proof of Identity

    You will be required to present a valid Driver's License with photo that must have been issued greater than 6 months ago.

    Make sure the acceptance agent (Step 2) makes a copy and notes on the DS-11 that you presented your ID. If the license is not available, then you will need to supply several alternate Proof Of Identity.

  • image description Passport Photographs
    Passport Photographs

    You must provide two identical, recent 2 x 2 passport style photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background. Make sure you are not wearing eye glasses, headgear or any uniform.You can obtain passport photos at a local drug store (Walgreen's, CVS) or consult Google for "passport photos" in your area.

  • image description Letter of Authorization
    Letter of Authorization

    You'll need to print and completely fill out two copies of the Passport Processing Authorization Letter (included via the link). This allows us to act as an agent on your behalf.

    Please NOTE:

    1. Complete the form in BLUE ink
    2. Check the two top boxes/circles authorizing us to submit your application
    3. Write the applicant's full name on the APPLICANT NAME line
    4. Write today's date on the DATE line.
    5. Write "Passports and VIsas" on the COURIER COMPANY NAME line
    6. Make sure to sign at the bottom
  • image description Proof of Departure
    Proof of Departure

    You must provide a copy of ONE of the following:

    • Your foreign travel plane ticket • Your printed travel itinerary showing foreign travel
    • If this is a business trip, you may present a business letter from your employer.
  • image description Fees
    Fees

    Make One check payable to "US Department of State" for $170 (this is the government processing fee).

    • Be sure to include your date of birth on the check.
    • Starter checks and 3rd party checks will NOT be accepted and will cause delays.

    Our Service Fee is $99

Information about your Passport

A United States passport is an internationally recognized travel document attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer. It is a request on the part of the issuing government officials of foreign governments permit bearer to travel or sojourn in their territories and to afford them all lawful aid and protection.

Using our passport services, prices vary from $89 to $279 for our service fee and the US Department of State charges $170.  Additionally, you'll need to pay $25 to a Post office or Clerk to acquire your new passport.

Processing times vary depending on the new passport service you choose.  Our times vary from same day processing to 12 business day processing.  Same Day new passport processing availability is limited.

US Passport Services recommends that the following U.S. citizens maintain valid U.S. passports.... Those

  • with family living or traveling abroad
  • thinking about a vacation abroad, or
  • with a job that could require international travel.

In the event of an emergency involving a family member abroad, a short-notice airfare bargain, or an unexpected business trip, already having a valid US passport will save time, money and stress.