This information is for obtaining a Second Valid United States Passport. The decision to issue a Second Passport or to deny it is solely at the discretion of the US State Department and all fees associated with such a request are non-refundable, whether the Second Passport is issued or denied.

Obtain a Second US Passport 


There are certain situations in which it would be prudent to have a second passport. The Chicago passport agency may grant you a second passport for one of two reasons:

  • You will need to travel with your passport at the same time as you will be processing a visa for another country

  • You are entering countries that either do not recognize each other or have strained political relationships


Please Note: Second Passports are generally only valid for 4 years or less and if you want to renew a previously issued Second Passport, you may be required to submit it AND your current 10-year Passport.


In order to request a 2nd Passport you must supply the following documents:

  • Signed "Statement Regarding a Second Vaild Passport." Click HERE for this Statement which must be signed by the applicant and the original must be sent.

  • Current Passport or Passports. All valid passports must be submitted to apply for or renew a 2nd passport 

  • 2 Passport-type photos

  • Authorization Letter giving American Visa Service permission to act on your behalf  . You must use this new form and only check the first two boxes. Click HERE for the letter.

  • Proof of departure: Itinerary or copy of tickets ? This must show the reason for the Second Passport request: either that you are entering multiple countries that require visas or entering countries with no diplomatic ties.

  • Letter from Company: This needs to explain clearly the need for a Second Passport and must be addressed to The Department of State in Chicago. 

  •  An application made online through the US State Department website. We cannot submit hand-written applications. Please click HERE for a guide to filling out the online application and refer to this pop-up window as you make the application.

Click HERE to start the online application

All of the above original documents must be sent to AVS for us to submit to the State Department. Please Note: All fees for a Second Passport request are non-refundable; it is solely at the discretion of the State Department to honor or deny a Second Passport request.


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 10 or more Business days: $100
Quick Processing — 6 - 9 Business days: $200
Rush Processing — 3 - 5 Business days (call ahead): $300

The Department of State charges $170 for a Second Passport

Documents must be shipped to our address:

American Visa Service
Attn: Passports
53 West Jackson
Suite 1228
Chicago, IL  60604


Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
    If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, use our VISA/PASSPORT ORDER FORM. Complete all information and ship it with all your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport. 



Type: Passport
Country: United States
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.