Second Passport Instructions

Follow these simple steps to apply for a Second Passport

Second passports are issued at the discretion of the US State Department. Second regular passports are valid for no more than four years. Common reasons for having a second passport include; a foreign country will deny entry because a passport contains markings of a specific country, a passport is unavailable due to processing delays associated with a foreign visa application, or if the applicant has the need to obtain multiple visas on a continuing basis.

  1. Purchase Second Passport on

    Select the service that best meets your travel needs and purchase your expedited second passport.

  2. Complete Passport Wizard

    govWorks wizard interface on Macbook

    Once you’ve made your purchase you will then be redirected to the govWorks secure platform where you will create an account and complete the passport application using our intuitive wizard.

  3. Gather Required Items

    After you complete the online wizard our govWorks platform will generate an application containing all the necessary information you need to mail to our processing center. It’s very important that you print the documents single sided as double sided copies will not be accepted.

    Checklist of Requirements:

    1. DS-82 application: This application will be automatically generated from our platform.
    2. Current U.S. Passport
    3. Proof of Travel: A travel itinerary or business letter that indicates that you are traveling within 2 weeks (or 4 weeks if you need a travel visa). If you have not made travel plans and don’t have a proof of itinerary, don’t worry, we can help you obtain an alternative document.
    4. Passport Photo: See sample picture
    5. Request Letter: Letter stating why you need a second passport. (See example)
    6. Government Fee: An additional check or money order payable to "US Department of State” is required for all orders. The exact amount can vary from $160 to $190 depending on the type of passport application. Once you place your order, the platform will instruct you on the exact amount of the check and how to write it out.
    7. Letter of Authorization: We will provide you with a Letter of Authorization which allows us to process your passport on your behalf. You must sign and date this document, preferably using blue ink, and include it with your documents.
  4. Ship us your passport application package using FedEx

    • Please contact your assigned Customer Satisfaction Representative to quickly go over your documents before you ship them to us and to get your pre-paid Fedex shipping label.
    • Place your application and supporting documents in a FedEx envelope box.
    • Please send your application and supporting documents to our office using the FedEx label provided by

    As soon as your passport is ready, we will pick it up from the government office and immediately FedEx it to you. If you have any questions, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 224-4154.

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