Apply for New Passport – Adult

APPLYING FOR FIRST TIME/BRAND NEW PASSPORT
FOR APPLICANTS AGE 16 AND OVER

Checklist – Obtaining New Passport – Adult

Please follow the procedure accordingly to avoid processing delay. An incomplete or incorrectly completed application will delay the issuance of the passport.

In order to have your passport expedited (less than 30-day service), you must have the following documents executed by a Passport Acceptance Agent (either an authorized Main Branch U.S. Post Office or Local Clerk of the Court).

Each applicant must make a personal appearance before a clerk at the Post Office or Courthouse authorized to execute passport applications. For the list of Passport Acceptance Facility authorized to execute passport applications in your area, please click here.  This is for verification of identity and determination of passport eligibility.

All the documents would be officially sealed in an envelope by an authorized Passport Acceptance Agent, which you need to ship to Travel the World Visas for hand carrying it to the U.S. Passport Agency. This envelope must have the certified seal of the Post Office or Courthouse in order for our company to submit the application to the Passport Agency.

NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE THE OFFICIAL SEALED ENVELOPE WITH THE CLERK AT THE POST OFFICE OR COURTHOUSE. DO NOT OPEN THE OFFICIAL SEALED ENVELOPE, ONLY PASSPORT PERSONNEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE.

Please present the following to the Passport Acceptance Agent (Note – Download Online Passport Forms Below):

  1. Proof of  U.S. Citizenship – Must provide ONE of the following:
    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • Certified Birth Certificate issued by state, county or city with raised seal (if born in USA)
    • Certificate of Citizenship or FS-240, DS-1350 (if born outside the USA)
    • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the BCIS
  2. One Passport Application Form (DS11) completed and signed in front of the Passport Acceptance Agent. Do not sign the application until asked to do so or you will have to fill out another.
    NOTE: U.S. Passport Agency/Department of State REQUIRES that you fill out the DS-11 application form on-line at https://pptform.state.gov/FraudAbuseNotice.aspx?form=DS11. After you complete the form on-line, please print BUT do NOT sign it. Please fax us a copy at 530-579-3315 or e-mail at (The form MUST be signed in front of a Passport Acceptance Agent)
  3. Two recent original passport size photographs (2” x 2”) on a white or clear background (click here for the regulations for acceptable passport-type photograph)
  4. Signed letter of authorization. Must have an Original Signature.
  5. Proof of Departure (one of the following)
    • Copy of the flight itinerary
    • Copy of the airline ticket
    • Letter from the employer stating travel information
  6. Proof of Identity – You may prove your identity with any one of these, if you are recognizable:
    • Previous U.S. passport (mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as proof of identity.)
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Current, valid Driver’s license OR Government ID: city, state or federal OR Military ID: military and dependents

    NOTE: Your Social Security Card does NOT prove your identity.  If none of these are available , you will need:  a) Some signature documents (not acceptable alone as ID) – example: a combination of documents, such as your Social Security card, credit card, bank card, library card, etc. AND  b) A person who can vouch for you. He/she must Have known you for at least 2 years, Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Have valid ID, and Fill out a Form DS-71 in the presence of a passport agent.

    NOTE: If the identification card presented to the authorized passport agent was issued less than 1 year from the date of the passport execution, please submit copies of additional form of ID. For the list of additional ID, please click here.

  7. Government fees paid at the time of execution (Please write your name and date of birth on the check)
    Rush Processing (Same Day up to 8 Business Day Processing)
    $170.00 (passport book only) OR $200.00 (passport book and card) – Check or Money Order Payable to “Department of State” AND
    $ 25.00 – Check or Money Order Payable to “U.S. Postmaster or Clerk of Court”

Important information:

The government rules require the sealed envelope to be submitted to the Passport Agency within 5 business days from the day it was officially stamped and sealed by the clerk of the Post Office or Courthouse.

**MAILING INSTRUCTIONS: FOR EXPEDITED PASSPORT APPLICATIONS TO BE PROCESSED WITHIN 24 HOURS: IMPORTANT: Please send your documents by FedEx “First Overnight” AND call us with your FedEx tracking number. YOUR PACKAGE MUST BE IN OUR OFFICE ON OR BEFORE 8:00 A.M. FOR NEXT DAY PROCESSING.

NOTE:Next Day Processing – USA Departure date MUST be within 2 to 3 days from the day we receive your passport application

Please send the official sealed envelope (containing all the required documents) together with our Service Order Form, copy of the filled out DSP-11 form, copy of the Letter of Authorization, copy of the travel itinerary, copy of proof of identity, and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard or Discover Card) by FedEx OR UPS to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC 20009
TELEPHONE: 202-223-8822
FAX: 530-579-3315

Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice. All fees are non-refundable, if your application was denied by the consulate or the Passport Agency, or if you withdraw your application that has already been submitted to the consulate or Passport Agency.

Fee Information

Service Fee:

$350.00/person – Same Day Processing
$285.00/person – Next Day Processing
$185.00/person – 5 Business Day Processing
$135.00/person – 8 Business Day Processing

NOTE: Same Day OR 24 Hour Processing – USA Departure date MUST be within 2 to 3 days from the day we receive your passport application

Return Mail Fee

$38.00 (1-3 passports) Overnight Delivery
$30.00 (1-3 passports) 2-Day Delivery
$70.00 (1-3 passports) Saturday Delivery

For Alaska and Hawaii, please add $25.00 on the Return Mail Fee


For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC  20009

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NOTICE

Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.