Second Valid US Passport Requirements

Apply for Second Valid US Passport service now!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Call 877-304-8071 to make an appointment so you know what date your 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.

Apply for a second valid passport if you are a frequent traveler who may not have 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.


Proof of Citizenship:

Original valid, signed U.S. passport.
Please note: If the traveler is unable to submit his or her 10-year passport when applying for the second valid passport, he or she may under limited circumstances be able to apply for a second valid passport by completing a DS-11 passport agency form. In cases where this is permitted, the traveler must have the document sealed at the clerk of court or post office, along with providing all other second valid passport requirements when sealing. Also include a certified copy of their passport and certified birth certificate in the sealed envelope.


Photo Requirements:

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


Passport Application Form:

One completed DS-82 passport application form, to be submitted with applications including the original, valid passport.
– OR –
One completed DS-11 passport application form, to be submitted with applications including a certified copy of the passport. The DS-11 application requires all documentation to be presented in person and sealed at a clerk of court or authorized post office. An appointment is required, and the application must be filed within 5 days of the date the application is signed and sealed. Therefore, please call to Travisa to make a reservation for your passport submission date. We will attend the appointment on your behalf at the designated time.


Authorization Letter:

Two signed letters of authorization. Call 877-304-8071 to make an appointment and receive your application kit and letters of authorization to sign.


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. Must be original.
Los Angeles Letter of Explanation
New York Letter of Explanation
San Francisco Letter of Explanation
Washington DC Letter of Explanation


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.