New US Passport Application
Applicant and one parent or legal guardian(s) must gather
documents listed below and make a personal appearance in front
of an Acceptance Agent.
An Acceptance Agent is a government employee who will
verify the identity of the applicant.
Acceptance Agents are available at most Post Offices
and Court Houses.
Applicant must indicate that he/she is using a hand carry
service to process their new passport application. Acceptance
Agent will have the applicant sign the new passport application,
seal documents in an envelope and return the sealed envelope.
Applicant may be required to show consent of one parent
or legal guardian in order to process the application -
this is required if applicant does not have valid government
issued photo identification issued more than six months
ago. It is recommended that applicants 16 and 17 years old
appear with one parent or legal guardian who is capable
of proving relation to the child by way of government issued
Sealed envelope with new passport application is forwarded
to ItsEasy for processing.
Applicant must submit a computer-generated
itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such
as an e-confirmation from an airline or Travelocity, Orbitz,
etc) showing departure from the U.S.
copies. Provide one copy to the Acceptance Agent
to be included in the sealed envelope and one copy must be
included with documents delivered to ItsEasy
Applicant must submit a "Letter of Authorization"
which allows ItsEasy Passport to submit the application to
the US State Dept. The first section of the letter contains
three checkboxes, we
request you to check off the first two check boxes only in
order to ensure the fastest service. A copy of the letter
must also be included.
Children ages 16 and 17 will be issued adult
passports valid for 10 years. The US State Dept charges $170
for expedited adult passports and $25 for verification of
new passport applications by the Acceptance Agent.
Both fees must be paid to the Acceptance Agent onsite. The
new passport fee of $170 may be paid by check, cash, money
order. If paying by check, starter checks are not acceptable.
Indicate the applicants name and DOB in the memo line. The
Acceptance Agent fee of $25 may be paid by any payment method.
Passport Application (DS-11)
Applicant must submit one completed passport
application form (DS-11) by following the link below. The
US State Dept web site "wizard" will walk you through
After completing passport application online, print by pressing
"Create Form" button. Print two (2) completed
passport applications. One copy will be included
in the sealed envelope by the Acceptance Agent and the second
copy (which does not need to be signed) must be included with
documents delivered to ItsEasy.
DO NOT SIGN
the completed application until instructed to do
so by Acceptance Agent.
Note: While completing the application,
the wizard will prompt you to select fees, shipping and processing
options. Select any options to complete form. No payments
will be made and options selected will have no affect on the
actual service delivered by ItsEasy. The guide is simply to
assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional
Note: A printable off-line version
of the application is available here,
however, applications completed using the paper form may experience
slight processing delays.
Step 2 - Review Your
Package Before Delivering
Passport Package Contents
If shipping documents to ItsEasy
(most common option), applicant will place the sealed envelope
from the Acceptance agent and additional documents listed
below in a shipping envelope (if the sealed envelope is too
large for the shipping envelope, fold it neatly in half)
If delivering documents to an ItsEasy office, simply ensure
you have all documents below.
1) Envelope sealed by Acceptance Agent containing
Most standard processing passport applications are submitted
through the post office. The post office encourages applicants
to pay for confirmed shipping which adds between $15 and $25.
Since you are using an expediting service, DO NOT PAY THE
ADDITIONAL POSTAGE FEES. This will cause delay and possible
rejection of your expedited passport application.
You will pay two fees
at the post office, $170 for the passport and $25 for the
Acceptance Agent . DO NOT PAY FOR ADDITIONAL POSTAGE.
2) On the outside of the sealed envelope,
applicant must write the following:
Last Name, First Name
Date of Birth
Contact Phone Number
* If there is more than one application in the envelope
(for multiple applicants), write out each applicants name
and date of birth.
3) Copy of travel itinerary
4) Completed (signed) copy of Letter of
Authorization (marked "EXTRA COPY")
5) Completed (unsigned) copy of passport
Step 3 -
Place Order and Deliver Documents
Applicant must submit an ItsEasy order form
which provides contact information, service request and payment information.
Upon completion of the order form shipping or delivery instructions will
be provided for the appropriate ItsEasy office.