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UVC Step by Step DS-82 Second Passport Help Guide
• Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions •
• Detailed Application Requirements •
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• Downloadable Forms •
Follow the Step by Step Instructions below to
Get a New or Renew a Second Valid U.S. Passport
Did you know you can have two US passports at the same time?
Second Passports are issued only for certain travel related circumstances and approved on an individual case by case basis.
You qualify for a new or renewed second valid US passport if:
- you need to apply for a visa but require your passport for immediate travel;
- a country you intend to travel to will not issue a visa or allow entry into the country due to certain visas or stamps being present in your current passport;
- you are unable to complete your travel unless a second passport is obtained due to a change in your itinerary or some other unforeseen circumstance beyond your control.
Applicants must submit their actual most recently issued primary 10 year passport when applying for new or first time second valid United States passports
Applicants who are renewing expired or expiring second passports must submit their actual second passport along with either their actual most recently issued primary 10 year passport
a very clear color copy of the main information page.
Applicants must submit two photo's with their second passport application.
The photo's 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 Departure Requirements
Applicants must provide proof of travel with their second passport application. This is normally a copy of your flight itinerary or flight booking confirmation email.
Applicants traveling on business and have no itinerary may instead provide a business letter on company letterhead.
Itineraries for Second Passport applicants applying due to conflicting travel dates must show the conflict as well as departure within the next 15 business days (or 21 business days if a visa is needed).
The Passport Agency fee for getting a new or renewing a second valid US Passport is 170.00.
If you would like to get a new or renewed passport card as well, the Passport Agency fee for both the book and the card is 200.00.
Add the Passport Agency fee to your total when placing your order.
(Passport Agency Fee + UVC Fee + Shipping)
The UVC fee & processing time options for getting new or renewing second valid US Passports 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 UVC fee to your total when placing your order.
(Passport Agency Fee + UVC Fee + Shipping)
Optional: Passport Card
Applicants who want to apply for a Passport Card in addition to a second passport should check the box next "Passport Card" when completing the Second Passport Application. There is an additional $30.00 US government fee for the Passport Card.
Applicants that already have a passport card and want it renewed, you must also submit your current passport card.
The Passport card is just an extra form of official government ID that fits conveniently in your wallet.
It is only valid for travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Second Passport Application Form DS-82
Complete, then and print and sign two copies of the
Online DS-82 Second Passport Application Form.
All DS-82 applications for new or to renew second U.S. passports must:
- be completed using the Passport Agency link above (hand filled applications can no longer be accepted);
- have original dates and signatures and written be in black ink. Electronic signatures, copies, 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.
Passport Agency Authorization Letter
Complete, then print & sign two copies of the
Passport Agency Second Passport Authorization Letter.
Please read carefully and fill out completely to avoid issues or delays.
The Authorization letter allows UVC to:
- submit the application for a second passport to the US Passport Agency;
- speak and interact with the US Passport Agency as an agent on the applicants behalf;
- pick up & ship the new or renewed second passport when completed.
Passport Agency Request Letter
A letter of request explaining the need for the second passport must be provided. The letter should be signed by the applicant and addressed to the attention of the US Passport Agency.
Passport Agency Second Passport Request Letter (Personal) Template
If traveling to conduct business on behalf of your employer, then you must also provide a company letter of request as well.
Passport Agency Second Passport Request Letter (Business) Template
The approval and issuance second valid passports is solely at the discretion of the US Passport Agency based on the applicant's need for having two passports.
Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:
US Visa Connection
Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)
Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.
|FedEx Return Shipping|
|Continental USA Only||Price|
|Overnight - Next Business Day||$38.00|
|2 Day - 2nd Business Day||$28.00|
|Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI||Price|
|Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery)||$48.00|
|Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location)||Varies|
If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.
Complete, print & sign the UVC Second Passport Order Form.
Applicants with a tight deadline needing Same Day or 24-48 processing should contact UVC at 877-VISADOC(847-2362) or firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure availability and claim one of the limited appointment spots.
U.S. State Department
& Passport Agency
2019 Holidays and Closures:
- January 1: New Years
- January 16: Martin Luther King
- February 20: President’s Day
- May 29: Memorial Day
- July 4: Independence Day
- September 4: Labor day
- October 9: Columbus Day
- November 11: Veteran’s Day
- November 23: Thanksgiving
- December 25: Christmas
Have questions about requirements for Second Valid U.S. Passports?
For more information, visit our websites comprehensive our websites Passport FAQ web page for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding U.S. passport or for immediate assistance contact us at 877-VISADOC (847-2362) or via email at email@example.com. Help is just a phone call or email away!
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