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If you are on this page, it likely means you need to get a New or First Time US Passport quickly.
Just follow our 3 Step Passport Instructions, starting with Step 1: Requirements.
This Simple and Easy to follow Step by Step Passport Service Guide will make the process of getting your application for a New or First Time US Passport expedited a breeze! 1 2 3 – With US Visa Connection, it’s really just that easy!


 Proceed to Step 1: Passport Requirements


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Q. Why should I choose US Visa Connection over other Passport Expediting Services to Expedite my New/First Time US Passport Application submission? 

A. US Visa Connection is Licensed and Registered with the US Department of State Passport Agency to hand deliver passport applications for quicker priority processing. Of course, you don’t have to us, but if you need your New or First Time US Passport Application processed quickly, handled professionally and submitted securely, then put our our years of experience to work for you.

Upon reception, our specialist will carefully examine & verify the accuracy of your New/First Time US Passport documents to ensure all is in order. After reviewing your documents, they will then be processed & submitted by hand carrying them directly into the US Department of State Passport Agency. We follow up on the progress of your passport application submissions on a daily basis with the US Passport Agency on your behalf until your order is complete and your new passport is issued. 

The UVC Service Fee & Processing Time Options for expediting your New or First Time US Passport Application are:

  • Emergency Same Day Passport Service Fee: $249.00
    (Call ahead to insure availability)
  • 24-48 Hour Urgent Passport Service Fee: $199.00
    (Call ahead to insure availability)
  • 3-5 Day Express Passport Service Fee: $149.00
  • 6-10 Day Priority Passport Service Fee: $99.00

 

DS-11 Passport Application Instructions: New/First Time US Passports

DS-11 New/First Time US Passport Application Form ImageQ: What application do I need to complete for a New/First Time US Passport and where do I find it?

A: You must complete and print two copies of the: 
DS-11 Passport Application Form for New & First Time US Passports.

Your DS-11 New/First Time Passport Application must:

  • not be signed until instructed to do so during the passport acceptance process.
  • be completed using the Online DS-11 Passport Application Form through the Passport Agency link above. Hand filled applications will not be accepted.
  • have original dates and signatures and written be in black ink. Copies of signatures and dates or those in colored ink or pencil are not acceptable.
  • be printed on two separate pages. Applications printed on the front and back of a single sheet are not acceptable.
  • be submitted to the Passport Agency within 5 business days of the date your documents are executed and sealed.
Proof of Citizenship Requirements: New/First Time US Passports

Image of 3 Forms of Identification proving US Citizenship status which are a Long Form US Birth Certificate, US Naturalization Certificate & Previous United States PassportQ: What do I need to provide to prove my status as a United States citizen to get my New/First Time US Passport?

A: The US Department of State Passport Agency requires one of the following documents as evidence that you are a legal citizen of the United States:

  • A Birth Certificate showing birth in the US: This must be original or certified copy long-form certificate showing your parents names and issued by the municipality in which you were born; OR
  • A Previous US Passport: The passport can be either valid or expired. If your appearance has changed significantly since this passport was issued, you may need to submit a secondary proof of US citizenship; OR 
  • A US Naturalization Certificate – This must be original or certified copy.

Please Note: This document will be returned to you with your new passport.

Photo Requirements: New/First Time US Passports

Image of an Example Passport Photo which meets US Department of State Passport Agency Standards.Q: What kind of photographs do I need to submit with my New/First Time US Passport Application and where should I get them taken?

A: You will need to provide two passport photo's which should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2x2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.
Proof of Travel Requirements: New/First Time US Passports

Image of two valid forms of proof of travel which are a flight itinerary or a business letter.Q: What do I need to provide as proof of travel in order for UVC to expedite my New/First Time Passport Application?

A: A copy of your flight itinerary or flight booking confirmation email.
If you are traveling on business and no itinerary is available, you may instead provide a business letter on company letterhead.

Important Note: Your proof of travel must show departure within the next 15 business days or 21 business days if a visa is needed.

Passport Agency Authorization Letter Instructions: New/First Time US Passports

Image of a US Department of State Passport Agency Letter of Authorization.Q: What is the Passport Agency Letter of Authorization & why does UVC need it to expedite my New/First Time Passport Application?

A: The Passport Agency Letter of Authorization allows UVC to:

  • submit your passport application to the passport agency for expedited processing;
  • speak and interact with the Passport Agency as an agent on your behalf;
  • pick up your new or updated US Passport and ship it to you.

Complete, print, and sign two copies of the
Passport Agency Authorization Letter: New and First Time Passports
Please read carefully and fill out completely to avoid issues or delays.

Passport Acceptance Facility Instructions: New/First Time US Passports

Image of a Passport Acceptance Facility authorized by the US Department of State Passport Agency.Q: What is a Passport Acceptance facility and what do I do there?

A: A Passport Acceptance Facility is authorized by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency to accept and verify the accuracy of passport documents. This verification process of passport documents is called Passport Execution. 

Before proceeding, make copies of all required passport documents to include in your shipment to UVC;
OR
email or upload copies of all required passport documents to UVC for pre-ship review.
This is mandatory for document verification per US Department of State Passport Agency Regulations!

 

  1. Take all required passport documents to your nearest Passport Acceptance Facility. To locate your nearest Passport Acceptance Facility, enter your zip code in the Passport Acceptance Facility Locator. 

  2. Present your documents to the Passport Acceptance Facility Agent and inform the agent you will be using an expediting service to “hand carry & expedite” your DS-11 New/First Time Passport Application. They will charge you a 35.00 service fee.

  3. Once you present your valid ID to prove your identity, the agent will review your documents, have you sign the DS-11 passport application, then package everything into an envelope which will be sealed and stamped with a federal markings.

  4. The sealed passport application envelope will be handed back to you for expedited processing and that completes the Passport Execution Process. This envelope must be submitted to the US Department of State Passport Agency within 5 business days or it becomes invalid so ensure to overnight ship US Visa Connection right away.

This Completes Step 1: Requirements.
Proceed to Step 2: Fees and Processing Times.

Passport Agency Fee: New/First Time US Passports

Image of an Hourglass and Money representing US Department of State Fees & Passport Agency Processing Times.Q: What is the Passport Agency fee for expediting my New/First Time US Passport Application and how do I pay it?

A: The Passport Agency fee should be a check or money order made payable to “US Department of State” for the amount of:

  • Passport Book: 170.00
    OR
  • Passport Book & Card: 200.00

If you would like both the passport book & passport card, ensure to choose that option
when completing the Online DS-11 New/First Time US Passport Application.

US Visa Connection Fee: New/First Time US Passports

Image of an Hourglass and Money representing US Visa Connection Fees & US Department of State Passport Agency Processing Times.Q: What are the UVC Processing Time and Service Fee options for expediting my DS-11 New/First Time US Passport Application and how do I pay?

A: UVC accepts payments by PayPal, credit card, or check/money (payable to "US Visa Connection").  Processing Time and Service Fee options to expedite your passport are:

  • Emergency Same Day Passport Service Fee: $249.00
    (Call ahead to insure availability)
  • 24-48 Hour Urgent Passport Service Fee: $199.00
    (Call ahead to insure availability)
  • 3-5 Day Express Passport Service Fee: $149.00
  • 6-10 Day Priority Passport Service Fee: $99.00

Add the US Visa Connection fee to your total when placing your order.
(UVC Fee + Return Shipping)

Shipping Options & Fees: New/First Time Passports

Image of Express Shipping Truck representing Overnight Shipping & Secure Handling of Documents.Q: What are my options for the return shipping of my New US Passport?

A: Your available shipping options are::

  • Fed Ex overnight – 38.00; “OR”
  • Fed Ex 2nd day – 28.00; “OR”
  • Same day shipping via domestic airline – 125.00; “OR”
  • Include a prepaid return envelope - 0.00;  “OR”
  • Provide a shipping acct number - 0.00.

Add the shipping fee to your total when placing your order.
(UVC Fee + Shipping)


This Completes Step 2: Fees and Processing Times
Proceed to Step 3: Order & Ship

Complete the New/First Time Passport Order Form

Q: What is the New/First Time Passport Order Form?

A: The New/First Time Passport Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to get your passport in time to meet your intended travel date.

Complete, print, & sign the
UVC Order Form: New/First Time Passports

Important Note: If you deadline is tight please contact UVC at 877-VISADOC(847-2362) to ensure availability.

Ship Your New/First Time Passport Documents

Q: Where do I ship my New/First Time Passport Documents to?

A: Ship your New/First Time Passport Documents to:

US Visa Connection
510 Earls Court
Katy TX 77450 

It is highly recommended applicants use FedEx priority overnight or UPS priority overnight to ship your passport documents.

Important Note: If you deadline is tight please contact UVC at 877-VISADOC(847-2362) to ensure availability.


This Completes Step 3: Order & Ship
Congratulations, You are Done!

Passport Agency / US Department of State Holiday Schedule 2018

  • January 1: New Years
  • January 15: Martin Luther King
  • February 19: President’s Day
  • May 28: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 3: Labor day
  • October 8: Columbus Day
  • November 12: Veteran’s Day
  • November 22: Thanksgiving
  • December 25:  Christmas

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