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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 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.

    2. Fill in where appropriate. Please select the following options under Passport Product and Fees (You will NOT be asked to pay any of these fees electronically; you will simply be advised of what you should expect your fees to be):

    • Passport Options: Passport Book, 52 page recommended ($80-110)
    • Processing Methods: Expedited at Agency Service ($60)
    • Delivery Methods: Standard Delivery (FREE)

    3. Click next for printing instructions. Click "Create Form" at the bottom/end. Create Form will launch Adobe Acrobat Reader with your DS-11 application pre-filled.

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

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

    6. REQUIRED: Make a COPY of the DS-11. The copy will need to be attached to the outside of your sealed application envelope (Step 2).

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

  • image description New Passport Confirmation Form
    New Passport Confirmation Form

    Please print and complete one New Passport Confirmation Form to be included in your package shipping to Passports and Visas. This form should be attached to the OUTSIDE of your sealed envelope of application materials following 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 Letter of Authorization (included via the link). This allows us to act as an agent on your behalf.

    Please NOTE:

    1. (Click here) Complete the Processing Letter of Authorization 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

    NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: One Letter of Authorization should be sealed in your application envelope in Step 2. One Letter of Authorization should be included on the outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

    You may view a SAMPLE Letter of Authorization here.

  • 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.

    NOTE- For NEW PASSPORT (DS-11) ONLY: Please make a copy of your Proof of Departure to include outside of your sealed envelope in the package you are sending to Passports and Visas for processing.

  • image description 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 $299 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.