Why do I need a second U.S. passport?

A second U.S. passport can be issued by the U.S. Department of State for the following reasons:

  • You are a frequent traveler and do not have time to apply for visas between trips.

  • If you need a second passport for security reasons.

  • Second passports are valid for 2 years and can be extended upon expiration.
If none of these apply,Return to U.S. passport services guide.

Fill out the following documents for Second U.S. Passport:

Our order form
Please fill out our order form and indicate the type of processing that you require ( Rush or Regular )

Online passport renewal application DS-82 online
Fill out the passport renewal application online . Click on "Continue" under "Apply for a Passport Book" column and print the application.Be sure to sign and date your application.The DS-82 form must be completed online, applications without a barcode will be delayed.

Statement for Second Passport (sample)
Please write and sign the Statement in Support of Application for Second Passport. To avoid any delays, the Statement must provide detailed information as to why the applicant requires a Second Passport. The sample provided should be used for reference only.

Current valid passport
You are required to present your primary passport with your application. If your current passport is within 1 year of expiration you will need to renew your passport before applying. If you are applying for renewal of second passport, you need to submit your current/expired secondary passport with your application.

Letter of Authorization
Please download the Letter of Authorization and then print, sign, and date the letter.

Two (2) passport photos
Photos must be identical, taken within the past 6 months, 2x2 inches, and not from a vending machine.

Travel itinerary or one of the following
  • Copy of a plane ticket to a foreign country,
  • Copy of a travel itinerary with the applicant's name showing dates and flight information, or if neither is available and traveling for business
  • A letter from the employer.

For 24 hour passport service, travel dates must be within 14 days.

Certified Check or Money Order for $135 payable to the "U.S. Department of State"

Ship the documents to Travel and Visa office

Please include the following documents:

  1. Signed and dated Form DS-82.
  2. Signed and dated Letter of Explanation.
  3. Current valid passport.
  4. Letter of Authorization (1 signed copy)
  5. Two (2) passport photos.
  6. Travel itinerary (24 hour service only).
  7. Certified Check or Money Order for $135 payable to US Department of State .

Mail to this address:
Travel and Visa
260 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303

For faster service and accurate tracking we recommend using FedEx, UPS, or certified USPS Mail.


Travel and Visa is a non-government based Passport and Visa expediting service. We work directly with the U.S. Department of State Passport Agencies to expedite new Passport applications, Passport renewals, and amendments to valid Passports, such as applying for a name change or obtaining additional visa pages in your existing passport.

We work directly with all the different country Embassy’s, Consulates, and Visa Centers to expedite and obtain on your behalf the requested Visa.

If you don't require a Passport expediting service or don’t require Visa services, you may apply directly through the U.S. Department of State , and avoid paying additional service fees, same for all the different Visa countries, see per country the Embassy plus Consulates listed.

We offer reasonable and competitive prices to expedited and obtain the requested Visa on your behalf. Our regular Visa service rate starts from $49.95. However, you can go to the foreign consulate of the Visa country to apply for the Visa in person to avoid paying additional fees. Please see the specific Visa country page for country-specific embassy and consulate information. There you can find information on how to obtain the Visa on your own.

Our additional service fees include Visa specialists to help you with your application forms to avoid delays and the hassle of having to wait in line yourself. We are here to assist you in the easiest and quickest ways possible. Just contact us by phone or email, we handle that hassle for you, and we serve nationwide with just one mailing address to deal with!