1. Select Visa Type
2. Select Office/State
3a. Check Requirements
3b. Fill & Print Application
4. Fill Online Order Form
REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT RENEWAL
Effective August 1st 2014, the United States Passport Agency will discontinue Emergency Same Day passport issuance service. They will replace this long standing service with Emergency 24-48 hour processing.
Info. on Passport Renewal Eligibility >YOU CAN APPLY FOR A PASSPORT RENEWAL IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE TRUE:
Submit your most recently issued passport.
The passport must have been issued less than 15 years ago
The bearer must have reached their 16th birthday before the passport issue date.
Please send 1 recent professional passport-type photograph
Quality Requirements for Passport Book & Passport Card Photographs
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
Copy of itinerary or air tickets showing departure date from the U.S. or a letter from your employer stating you have immediate international travel.
A copy of your itinerary, air tickets or letter from your employer is required for Emergency 24-48 Hour or Priority processing.
It is not required for 6-8 or 8-10 day processing.
Letter MUST have an original signature, faxes, scans, photocopies, etc are NOT accepted by the United States Passport Agency.
Note: You MUST hand write Travel Document Systems in the space labeled Courier Company Name on the Authorization Letter above.
If your passport was issued more than one year ago and you require an amendment such as a name change, you must submit the correct documentation required for a name change by marriage or court order. All documents submitted for a name change or a data correction must bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Photocopies and notarized documents are not accepted.
PASSPORT CARDS: The new Passport Cards cannot be expedited at this time and take approximately 4-5 weeks to issue. If you are applying for a regular passport only, please mark the box on your passport application next to "Passport Book". If you also want to apply for a Passport Card you should also mark the box next "Passport Card". There is an additional $30.00 government fee for the Passport Card and the Passport Card will be processed separately from your regular passport (in about 4-5 weeks) then mailed to you directly by First Class mail.
|Expedited||$89.00||8-10 Business Days|
|Rush||$145.00||6-8 Business Days|
|Priority||$195.00||2-5 Business Days|
|Expedited||$175.00||8-10 Business Days|
|Rush||$175.00||6-8 Business Days|
|Priority||$175.00||2-5 Business Days|
The US Passport Agency has introduced an Online based application form, this Online style
application must be used in all expediting cases. Failure to use this Online application may cause
delays in processing times.
TIP: This Online application has replaced "Hand Written" applications, YOU ARE NOT APPLYING
ONLINE you are only completing the questions by typing them onto the application the US State Department web site 'Wizard' will walk you through the application.
The last page of the application is a Print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of
this page and CLICK CREATE FORM you will then be able to print (single sided only) and sign (in blue or black ink only) your application.
Note: The application Wizard will ask you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete the form, no payments will be made and options selected will have no effect on the actual service provided by Travel Document Systems. The Wizard is simply designed to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail in applications.
A correctly formatted application should have a BAR CODE on the top left corner, and DS-82 printed
on the bottom left of the application.
To view a correctly formatted application form please Click Here
You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.
The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.
While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.
TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS, INC., Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
1625 K Street N.W. Suite 750
Washington D.C 20006
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.
TRAVEL DOCUMENT SYSTEMS, INC.,
Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
FedEx Return Shipping Continental USA Only
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery)
Call for a quote.
Emergency 24-48 hours or Priority issue applications require proof of departure within 5-7 business days of being submitted to the passport agency and MUST be shipped to TDS using only the FEDEX Company.
Other urgent applications can be issued as fast as 6-8 business days, less urgent applications are issued within 8 - 10 business days.
TDS expedites applications by hand carrying them to the U.S. Passport Agency, and following up on the progress. Please note that TDS is not in a position to be able to offer any guarantees of passports to be issued by a specific date. Issue is determined by urgency of your departure.
Your application will be hand carried to the Passport Agency in Washington DC. There, the Passport Agent will examine the application and if all documents are in order, assign a date the passport will be issued, according to departure date. U.S. Passport applications submitted by mail to passport agencies routinely take 6 to 8 weeks to be processed.
PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DELAYS
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.