Second Duplicate Passport Instructions

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Read entire checklist thoroughly and carefully.

All paperwork must be printed single-sided. Double sided prints may delay your processing.

  1. Complete the application form DS-5504

    • Fill out the DS-5504 (Extend Validity Application form) online.
    • Print out completed application form
    • Sign and date application form

    TIP: The Social Security Number is now required for all passport applications. Failure to include the SSN will cause your passport application to be delayed or denied. If the applicant has never received their SSN, please print and complete this form.

  2. Complete Passport Letter of Authorization

    IMPORTANT: Please call or email us for the REQUIRED Letter of Authorization. sends e-mail) or call 877-910-7277

  3. Submit a Valid Passport

    Your passport must still be valid AND the expiration date must be greater than one year away
    • On the back page of your passport it must say extension of your passport may be approved.

    Recap and Important Information
    1. Complete the form online using the Passport Application Wizard. This will create a 2D barcode application form. All passport agencies now require the use of this form. When DS11 form is complete and printed please refer back to this checklist.
    2. Print out pages 5 & 6 of the completed application form.
    3. Leave signature blank until instructed to do so by the Acceptance Agent at the post office or county clerk.
  4. Proof of Citizenships

    Provide one original document (not a copy) from the following:

    Acceptable Documents:
    – Original U.S. Birth Certificate
    – Certified copy of U.S. Birth Certificate
    – Original Naturalization Certificate
    – U.S. Passport


  5. Passport Photo
    • Provide one new passport photo (2”x2”).
    • We highly recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app. Download this app for free on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency. Once you are satisfied with your passport photo, you can print to any of the 8000 Walgreens locations near you in less than one hour. You will only pay for the photo when you pick it up at your local Walgreens ($13.99). An unacceptable passport photo is the #1 reason passports are rejected or delayed. The Passport Photo Creator will help eliminate passport photo rejections.
    • Handwrite your full name in pencil on the backside of your passport photo.
    • The passport photo must be taken within the past 6 months and cannot be a photo of another person.

    The Passport Photo Creator mobile app will help you take a perfect passport photo. Utilizing biometric facial recognition software, your passport photo will show real-time compliance checks to ensure your passport photo will be accepted. The app will verify the following Passport Photo Requirements: Eyeglasses must be removed. Recent Color Photo taken in last six months. 2×2 inches in size (51mm x 51mm). Photo Quality Paper. Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 ⅜ inches. Plain white or off-white background. Neutral facial expression (no smiles!) directly facing the camera. Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily. No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes. Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face. No headphones or similar items can be worn. Hearing devices normally worn may be included with medical certification. Dark glasses or tinted lenses non-prescription glasses are not allowed. Your eyes MUST be visible.

  6. Proof of International Travel

    Provide two copies of one of the following travel documents below proving your international travel within 14 days of this application submission: This is now required to ensure fast duplicate passport processing.

    Acceptable Proof of Foreign travel:
    – Plane ticket
    – Travel itinerary from a travel agent or online booking (E-Ticket)
    – Business letter from your employer.

  7. Government Fees

    MPORTANT: The U.S. Department of State fee is paid separately from Fastport Passport’s service fee, and must be paid via personal check (check number must be above #100) or postal money order. Temporary checks and starter checks are not accepted. All other forms of payment are subject to suspension from the U.S. Department of State.

    U.S. Department of State Fee – $170.00

    • A new check or money order in the amount of $170.00 must list your preprinted or handwritten name and address.
    • The check (personal, certified, cashiers or travelers) or money order (U.S. Postal, commercial, currency exchange) should be made payable to “U.S. Department of State”.


  8. Shipping

    Any forms with a signature and date field MUST be completed with your original signature and date. Copies are not accepted. Failure to sign and date your DS application or LOA will delay your processing. Your signatures on the DS application and LOA must match.

    Your documents must be received by our office the day following completion (date and signature). Failure to send us your documents the day of signing and dating the documents may cause your application to be suspended.

    IMPORTANT: If you are traveling within the next 48 hours, do not send in your documents without speaking to our passport specialists first!

    Ship all documents to:

    Attention Passport Dept.
    1318 Coney Island Ave 
    Brooklyn NY 11230

    Note: Same Day passport requests are processed the next business day unless you speak with a representative and arrange first overnight shipping with Fed Ex.


    Now you have completed the Fastport Passport Expedited checklist!! If you have already paid for service you can send your documents to us and relax while we process your expedited passport request.