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How to Expedite a Second Passport

Getting a second passport is not illegal. When you apply, you must justify why you need a second passport. A second passport is only valid for two years and cannot be renewed. This guide will provide information on the process of getting another passport.

Requirements for a Second Passport

The State Department may issue a second passport on person to person basis. To get another, you must fulfill one or more of these requirements:

  • Your current passport has stamps of one or more countries that will deny you entry of another
  • If you apply for a visa and the process will take longer than an emergency trip you have that will require a passport to travel
  • If a change on your itinerary beyond your control that requires you to travel but your passport is somewhere else

With proof of any of these circumstances may allow you to get a second passport.

Your Required Documents

To apply for the passport, provide these documents:

  • Completed DS-11 Form
  • A written statement including the reason(s) you need a second passport
  • Your current passport (if you have it)
  • Two passport photos (not older than three months)
  • Passport fee

Where to Apply

You can submit your application at designated sites. If you hire a private expediting company or go to a regional passport center, you can have the passport in 24 hours.

Acceptance Facilities

The convenient locations to apply are the post offices, county clerk’s offices, courthouses, and libraries. All these facilities offer two processing options, regular and expedited. Regular takes 4-6 weeks to process the application. Expedited takes 2-3 weeks and cost an extra $60. The cost of a new passport is the same as a new passport, $145 for adults and $110 for minors.

To get a second passport in the shortest time, a regional passport agency or private expeditor is the place to go. Be prepared to pay a high fee for the service. A regional agency requires an appointment before going. Call the National Passport Information Center to get the interview.

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