Get A Second Valid Passport with TDS San Francisco

When Should I Get A Second Valid Passport

  • You are able to submit your current valid U.S. passport.
  • Your current valid US passport is not heavily damaged or mutilated.
  • You can document that you have a need for two valid U.S. passports. In certain situations, the US government will issue a second passport (valid for four years) to U.S. citizens. Generally this second passport is either issued to travelers that travel so frequently they need to have one at a consulate or embassy obtaining visas while traveling with the other - OR - it is issued to travelers that travel to Israel and also have to travel to Arab countries that would have a conflict with the Isreali stamp . If either of these situations apply to you, then you could be eligible for a second U.S. passport.
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                                    UPDATE:  SECOND U.S. PASSPORTS ARE NOW VALID FOR 4 YEARS.
                                           

Why should I choose Travel Document Systems to expedite my
Second Valid U.S. Passport Application?

You don't have to, but if you need your application for a Second Valid U.S. passport handled quickly, professionally and securely,
our experience will make your trip a success.

*TDS is Licensed and Registered with the US Passport Agency to hand deliver passport applications for quicker priority processing.

When you need to travel sooner rather than later, Travel Document Systems can get your Second Valid passport application processed in a fraction of the time it would take going through the direct application process.

TDS expedites passport applications by hand carrying them to the U.S. Passport Agency, and following up on the progress daily with the US Passport Agency on your behalf. Your application will be hand carried to the Passport Agency in San Francisco, CA. There, the Passport Agent will examine the application and if all documents are in order, assign a date the passport will be issued. Second Valid U.S. Passport applications submitted by mail to passport agencies routinely take 6 to 8 weeks to be processed.

Please note that TDS is not in a position to be able to offer any guarantees of a Second Valid passport to be issued by a specific date. Issue is determined by the U.S. Passport Agency based on the urgency of your departure.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DELAYS.

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your U.S. Passport.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Expedited$99.00Expedited 8-10 Business Days
Rush$159.00Rush 6-8 Business Days
Priority$210.00Priority 3-5 Business Days
Emergency$299.00Emergency 24-48 Hour Processing
OMG! I Gotta Go$349.00OMG! Same Day Processing

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

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
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
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U.S. Government Fees

These are the fees charged by the U.S. Government for issuing a passport. Fees are per person per passport.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Expedited$175.00Expedited 8-10 Business Days
Rush$175.00Rush 6-8 Business Days
Priority$175.00Priority 3-5 Business Days
Emergency$175.00Emergency 24-48 Hour Processing
OMG! I Gotta Go$175.00OMG! Same Day Processing

Note: All fees above include a $5 check writing fee.

Did you know that U.S. citizens can hold two valid U.S. passports at the same time? If you are a frequent international traveler who doesn’t have time to get visas before you leave for your next trip, or if you need to travel to a country that won’t allow you to enter if you have Israel stamps in your passport, you can get a second U.S. passport. These are also called “second valid passports” or “two year passports” because until May 2016 they were limited to two year validity. Effective May 2016 second valid passports will be valid for four years.

Second U.S. passports are a great option for frequent international travelers.


You must submit your most recently issued valid 10 year passport.

 Whether applying for a new second passport or an extension of validity of an existing second passport you must also submit your regular 10 year passport.

One recent professional passport-type photograph

Passport Photo Guide - Click Here

Non-passport photograph type are not acceptable.

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.

Explanation for the need for a Second Valid Passport

Download Letter Template

Letter signed by the applicant addressed to the Passport Agency explaining why a second passport is necessary.
Approval of the issue of a second valid passport is determined solely by the US Passport Agency, based on the applicant's need for the passport

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.

DS-82: Application for New Passport. 


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

If you require Same Day "OMG! I Gotta Go" processing you must have an appointment to proceed. Please call Travel Document Systems so we may schedule an appointment with the U.S. Passport Agency on your behalf (A personal appearance at the US Passport Agency or TravelDocs office is not required). Travel Document Systems must receive your documents at least one business day prior to your appointment.

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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.

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.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 552
San Francisco, CA 94111

Local Phone Number: 415-399-1515

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.

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.