Second Duplicate Passport Instructions

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Read entire checklist thoroughly and carefully. 

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Please read all steps below to complete your second duplicate passport application.

1. SUBMIT VALID PASSPORT

• Your  passport must have been issued less than 15 years ago
• If your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must apply for a new passport.
• Your expired passport must have been issued when you were 16 or older
• If your passport was issued when you were younger that 16, you must apply for a new passport.
• If the name you are currently using differs from the name on the expired passport. Submit your original name change documentation. Ex: (Marriage Certificate or Name Change Decree).

IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NEED A NEW PASSPORT IF YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT IS MUTILATED ALTERED, OR DAMAGED
2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM (DS-82) (click here)

• Fill out the DS-82 (Passport Renewal Application form) 
• Print out completed application form
• Sign and date application form

Important: Handwritten applications are not accepted for expedited passport applicants by the U.S. Department of State. Failure to submit a typed application will result in a $35 fee for Fastport Passport staff to type your application. Your signature must be the same on all documents. If your signature has changed over the years, please submit a copy of current signature identification.

TIP: The Social Security Number is now required for all passport applications. Failure to include the SSN will cause your passport application to be delayed or denied. If the applicant has never received their SSN, please print and complete this form

3. REQUIRED LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION
  • Download & Print Registered Passport Courier Letter Of Authorization    

 Download Letters Of Authorization

  • Print each of the Letters of Authorization.
  • Complete the Letters of Authorization by hand in blue or black ink. 

  • Please follow the instructions on each form. IMPORTANT: Only check off the first two boxes. DO NOT check off all three boxes on the Letter of Authorization. This form allows our service to expedite your passport application.

4. COMPLETE A REQUEST LETTER
• Fill out a the request letter in the link above. It should be addressed to the U.S. Passport Services explaining exactly why you are requesting a second passport. Sign the letter the same way you signed the DS-82 and include your date of birth next to your signature.

5. PASSPORT PHOTO
  • Provide one new passport photo (2”x2”).
  • We highly recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app. Download this app for free on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency. Once you are satisfied with your passport photo, you can print to any of the 8000 Walgreens locations near you in less than one hour. You will only pay for the photo when you pick it up at your local Walgreens ($13.99). An unacceptable passport photo is the #1 reason passports are rejected or delayed. The Passport Photo Creator will help eliminate passport photo rejections.
  • Handwrite your full name in pencil on the backside of your passport photo. 
  • The passport photo must be taken within the past 6 months and cannot be a photo of another person.

Passport Photo Requirements:

The Passport Photo Creator mobile app will help you take a perfect passport photo. Utilizing biometric facial recognition software, your passport photo will show real-time compliance checks to ensure your passport photo will be accepted. The app will verify the following Passport Photo Requirements: Eyeglasses must be removed. Recent Color Photo taken in last six months. 2x2 inches in size (51mm x 51mm). Photo Quality Paper. Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 ⅜ inches. Plain white or off-white background. Neutral facial expression (no smiles!) directly facing the camera. Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily. No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes. Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face. No headphones or similar items can be worn. Hearing devices normally worn may be included with medical certification. Dark glasses or tinted lenses non-prescription glasses are not allowed. Your eyes MUST be visible.


6. PROOF OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

• Provide two copies of one of the following travel documents below proving your international travel within 14 days of this application submission: This is now required to ensure fast duplicate passport processing. Click here for more information on how to provide proof of travel.

Acceptable Proof of Foreign travel:
- Plane ticket
- Travel itinerary from a travel agent or online booking (E-Ticket)
- Business letter from your employer. Click here for a sample business letter.


7. GOVERNMENT FEES

• U.S. Department of State Fee - $170.00
Make check or money order payable to U.S.Department of State. -Write your date of birth on the check or money order

IMPORTANT: STARTER CHECKS AND 3RD PARTY CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SHIPPING

Any forms with a signature and date field MUST be completed with your signature and date. Failure to sign and date your DS application or LOA will delay your processing. 

Ship all documents to:

Attention Passport Dept.
1318 Coney Island Ave 
Brooklyn NY 11230

Note: Same Day passport requests are processed the next business day unless you speak with a representative and arrange first overnight shipping with Fed Ex.
 

Now you have completed the Fastport Passport Expedited checklist!! If you have already paid for service you can send your documents to us and relax while we process your expedited passport request. If you have reviewed the checklist and now want to proceed to check out: Click Here to see our expedited service options that best fit your needs.