How soon do you need your U.S. Passport Renewal?

$99.00Expedited
8-10 Business Days

$159.00Rush
6-8 Business Days

$210.00Priority
3-5 Business Days

$299.00Emergency
SameDay/Next Day

What steps are involved in the TDS U.S. Passport process?

Apply Online

Apply Online

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Gather Documents

Gather Documents

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Ship Your Documents

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Document Requirements

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

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Non-passport photograph type are not acceptable.


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Proof of Departure, such as a photocopy of airline tickets, an airline or travel agent generated travel itinerary, or a letter from a customer's employer indicating urgent business travel, must be submitted with your application. It is not required for the Proof of Departure to be purchased only that it will confirm your intentions.

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.

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.

DS-82: Application for Passport Renewal (Online Version)

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 andCLICK 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

If you are applying for a regular passport book only, please mark the box on your U.S. passport renewal 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 U.S government fee for the Passport Card. The U.S. Passport Cards cannot be expedited at this time and take approximately 2-3 weeks to be issued, the Passport Card will be processed separately from your regular passport book (in about 2-3 weeks) then mailed to you directly by First Class mail from the U.S. Passport Agency.



The U.S. Passport Card increases speed and efficiency to meet the new travel requirements for land and sea border crossings of nearby countries.

An extra form of official government ID which will conveniently fit in your wallet.
     Use your Passport Card to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bahamas
  and the Caribbean without your bulky Passport Book.
   The passport card is valid for 10 years.

Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1202
Chicago, IL 60611

Local Phone Number: 312-840-8595

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.

Once your order is complete, your Passport will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
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.

STEP Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US 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.

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About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.