Checklist Review

When you contact us, our customer service team will assist you in gathering the required documents. The necessary documents will vary when you apply for a passport and a visa. However, you can apply for a passport without a visa and cannot do the same for a visa. You must have a valid passport when you apply for a visa.

Passport Requirements Checklist

To apply for a passport, you must submit an application and supporting documents. Below is a checklist that includes forms and supporting documents.

Form:

  • DS-11 (for a new passport)
  • DS-60 (for a name change)
  • DS-64 (for a lost or stolen passport)
  • DS-82 (for a replace an expired passport)
  • DS-3053 (for an absent parent/guardian)
  • DS-5504 (for name correction)
  • DS-5525 (for special family circumstances)

Supporting Documents:

  • Proof of US citizenship
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Birth Abroad
  • One passport photo
  • Copy of valid photo ID (both sides)
  • Two letters of Authorization

Visa Requirements Checklist

To apply for a visa, you must meet the countries requirements before you get it. So, here is a list of the essential requirements for a visa:

  • A valid passport with at least six months validity
  • A completed visa application
  • A passport size photo
  • A letter of Authorization
  • A letter stating the visa type you need
  • A business letter (if the trip is business-related)
  • Money order or certified check payable to the consulate of the country you are applying for the visa