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New U.S. Passports

You are using this process for applying for a NEW U.S. passport. Please choose one of the following services that will meet your requirements.

Please see if you are eligible for applying for a new passport.

You should apply for a NEW U.S. Passport if:
- You are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time.
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged.
- Your previous U.S. passport has expired & was issued more than 15 years ago.
- Your previous passport has expired and it was issued when you were under 16.
- Your name has changed since your passport was issued and you do not have a legal document formally changing your name.
- You are a minor child 16 or older.

If you meet these qualifications, please following the instructions carefully to obtain your NEW PASSPORT.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON LEAVING WITHIN 3 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS, PLEASE CONTACT PASSPORT DEPOT TO VERIFY WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROCESS YOUR APPLICATION IN TIME FOR YOUR DEPARTURE.


Preparation of Your Passport Application Materials

The following are items needed to obtain a NEW passport:

1) Your Completed DS-11 Form (Please use blue or black ink only)
      (Additional forms maybe downloaded here)

Please do NOT sign the DS-11 application form until the
Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so. (Please fill out this form ONLINE only, then print out TWO sets of the filled form)

2) TWO Identical Passport Photos

3) Present Proof of U.S. Citizenship

-Previous U.S. Passport
-Original or Certified Birth Certificate
-Naturalization Certificate and Certificate of Citizenship

4) Government Fees

$170 check or money order payable to “US Department of State” with Date of Birth plus $25 payable to the post office or court house you visit.

($170 for 16 and over, $140 for under 16)

5) Proof of Identity

6) TWO Copies of Your Proof of Departure

Provide plane ticket, itinerary or business letter showing proof of leaving the country.

7) TWO Letters of Authorization

IMPORTANT! - Please completely fill out "Applicant Information". For "Courier Company" line, you MUST print "Express Photo & Mail" . Also please check the first two boxes at the middle section of the form.

8) Customer Information Form

9) Passport Depot Fees

Please send COMPANY CHECK, CASHIER’S CHECK, MONEY ORDER made payable to “Passport Depot”. You may also pay this fee by CREDIT CARD by using the Customer Information Form.

Please choose ONE of the following types of services:

URGENT! QUICK! STANDARD!
1 to 3 Business Days Processing 4 to 9 Business Days Processing 10+ Business Days
Call 1-800-689-1388 for rates. Call 1-800-689-1388 for rates. Call 1-800-689-1388 for rates.

Return Shipping Fee

To receive your passport for overnight return delivery, please add $24.95 (or $39.95 for Saturday delivery) to your check/money order or credit card payment to Passport Depot, or you may include your own Airbill with your FedEx Account number.


Visit a Passport Acceptance Facility and Prepare Your Package for Shipping

You must establish your identity to the Passport Acceptance Agent. Please inform the Passport Acceptance Agent you are using an expediting service to "hand carry" your application to the government passport agency for processing. After signing the application in front of the Passport Acceptance Agent, the PAF should seal-up the following items in their envelope:

- The completed DS-11 Form
(Please fill out this form ONLINE only, then print out TWO sets of the filled form)
- Two identical passport photos
- Proof of Citizenship
- The $170 check or money order to "US Department of State" with Date of Birth
-
ONE copy of the Proof of Departure
-
ONE copy of the Letter of Authorization (some PAF's may not seal the letter of authorization or the itinerary in the envelope, if that is the case, then place them inside the FedEx envelope along side the sealed envelope. No delays or problems will result).

DO NOT OPEN THE SEALED ENVELOPE OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE INVALID.

After visiting the Passport Acceptance Facility, please send the following items in your package to Passport Depot:

- The sealed envelope from the Passport Acceptance Agent
- Passport Depot Service Fee
- One set of the filled-out DS-11 Form  
- One copy signed
Letter of Authorization
- One copy of the Proof of Departure
- The
Customer Information Form


SHIPPING INFORMATION

PLEASE SHIP BY FEDERAL EXPRESS OVERNIGHT ONLY. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF SENT BY ANY OTHER SERVICE. (US Postal Mail, DHL, Airborne Express and/or other major shipping carriers’ envelopes/packaging are NOT ACCEPTED. If so, your application will NOT be shipped appropriately and can ultimately result in delay and/or loss of your application materials).

  On Your FedEx Airbill:

Mark this additional information on the FedEx airbill:

1) On the FedEx airbill, please send to the following address:

RECIPIENT'S NAME: Passport Depot
ADDRESS: 1388 Haight Street - San Francisco, CA 94117
PHONE: 415-437-
1388

2On the FedEx Airbill, in BOX 4A, please mark the FEDEX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT Next Business Morning box.

*You can pick up FEDERAL EXPRESS Airbills and envelopes at FedEx boxes and FedEx offices. Call 1-800-GO-FedEx to find the most convenient location or use their online drop-off locator (drop-off locations will have blank Airbills and envelopes. You may use a credit card to pay for the sending of your application).


Inform Us of Your Order

After completing Stages A and B, please call Passport Depot to inform us about your order at the toll free number 1-800-689-1388 before 7:00 PM PST (Monday – Friday). Also, please fax a copy of the Customer Information Form to the toll free fax number 1-800-687-1388 before 7pm PST (Monday-Friday) or email us at info@passportdepot.com.
 

Passport Depot
Toll Free: 800-689-1388 / Toll Free Fax: 800-687-1388
Email: info@passportdepot.com


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