1. Select Visa Type

2. Select Office/State

3a. Check Requirements

3b. Fill & Print Application

4. Fill Online Order Form


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.

Your Most Recent U.S. Passport:

Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
Was issued when you were age 16 or older
Was issued within the last 15 years
Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change

If the above statements do not apply to you, you must Apply for a New Issue Passport.


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.

Proof of Departure

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 of Authorization

Click here to print the Authorization Letter

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.

Name Change

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 Card

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.

TDS Service Fee

Type Price Processing Time
Expedited $89.00 8-10 Business Days
Rush $145.00 6-8 Business Days
Priority $195.00 2-5 Business Days
Emergency $275.00 24-48 Hours

U.S. Government Passport Fee

Type Price Processing Time
Expedited $175.00 8-10 Business Days
Rush $175.00 6-8 Business Days
Priority $175.00 2-5 Business Days
Emergency $175.00 24-48 Hours
Note: All fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

Application Form

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

TDS Order Form

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.

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Shipping Address

1625 K Street N.W. Suite 750
Washington DC 20006

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.
Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

FedEx Fees

FedEx Return Shipping
Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $29.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $32.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
Call for a quote. Call.

Additional Helpful Information

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.


Register with U.S. Embassy

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

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.