Second Passport Renewal

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Requirements for Renewing Second Passport

Frequent travelers can apply for a second valid US passport if you can demonstrate a need for reasons such as not having time between trips to submit your only passport with visa applications, or if you may run out of blank visa pages for visas and entry stamps. A second valid passport has limited validity; follow the directions below to renew your expiring second valid passport.


Proof of Citizenship:

1) Valid/signed U.S. passport. 2) Valid/signed 10 year U.S. passport.


Photo Requirements:

Two passport photos (2x2 with white background). Click here for passport photo requirements.


Passport Application Form:

One completed application form DS-82. This form must be completed online, printed and signed by the applicant. The passport office will not accept hand-written DS-82 applications.


Authorization Letter:

Two signed forms authorizing Travisa to handle the passport application materials on your behalf. Both forms must have the applicant's original signature. The Letter of Authorization Form is specific to the processing location where you will send your application.

Chicago Letters of Authorization
Houston Letters of Authorization
Los Angeles Letters of Authorization
New York Letters of Authorization
San Francisco Letters of Authorization
Washington DC Letters of Authorization


Proof Of Departure:

Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency, copy of airline ticket or a corporate letter stating U.S. departure by private aircraft or urgent need of passport processing for business travel.



A letter, signed by the applicant, addressed to the Passport Office, explaining why a second passport is necessary.

In addition, these locations require a specific supporting form letter:
Chicago Letter of Explanation
Houston Letter of Explanation
Los Angeles Letter of Explanation
New York Letter of Explanation
San Francisco Letter of Explanation
Washington DC Letter of Explanation


Processing Time:

Call 877-876-3266 to make an appointment for rush or emergency passport service. Your reservation will confirm the date your second passport application can be filed. Travisa will manage this appointment for you, and you will not need to be there in person on this date.


Fee Description:

US Government Fees: $170.00 payment included on the Global Service Order Form or payable in the form of a check made out to the U.S. Department of State.