How to obtain a second or duplicate US passport
An "entry" indicates the number of times you are allowed to enter the country with the visa.
Single - The visa will allow a traveler to enter the country one time
Double - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country two times.
Triple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country three times.
Multiple - The visa will allow the traveler to enter the country, essentially, an unlimited number of times.
Please note: Not all countries offer all options. Some countries may only offer a single entry, some may only offer single or multiple entry, and others may only offer multiple entry visas.
It is important to consider the number of entries for a few reasons. Generally speaking, multiple entry visas are valid for a longer period of time. For instance, a single entry will generally only be valid to be used within a few months whereas a multiple entry visa will generally be valid for a year or longer. If you may travel to the country in the future, obtaining a multiple entry visa now may save you money in the long run.
It is also important to consider the details of your trip. If you travel from the U.S. to India for a week, then travel to Indonesia for a week, and then connect back through India on your way home, this may be considered entering India twice, even if only to catch a flight. If traveling to China, taking a day trip to Hong Kong is considered an "exit" from China and then a "re-entry" upon return.
The passport card is a credit-card size U.S. passport that, just like a passport book, is proof of U.S. citizenship and identity but can ONLY be used to re-enter the United States at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from:
The passport card cannot be used for international air travel.
Please note: Just like passport books, passport cards are valid for 10 years for applicants 16 and older and 5 years for applicants under 16.
(if the below criteria are not met, please select a different passport service above)
If applicant is applying for a second passport for the first time; applicant must submit current valid 10 year passport in order to apply for a second passport.
If applicant is applying to extend or renew their current duplicate passport; applicant must submit both their current 10 year passport AND their current duplicate passport.
All passports submitted will be returned.
Applicant must submit a 200% color photocopy of their current drivers license. Both the photo and text must be clear and legible.
Applicant must submit two (2) identical, color, passport style photographs. These may be obtained at many post offices, Kinkos, Mailboxes Etc or similar locations.
Applicant must submit a computer-generated itinerary from a travel agency or online booking tool (such as an e-confirmation) showing departure from the U.S.
If traveling on business and no itinerary is available, a letter on company letterhead indicating dates and purpose of travel MAY suffice. If applicant does not possess proper itinerary, please contact us for options.
Applicant must submit "Letters of Authorization" which allows ItsEasy to submit the application to the US State Dept.
Must be printed SINGLE SIDED.
Applicant must submit Statement Regarding Need for Second Passport.
For business travel applicants, applicant must submit a letter from their company addressed to the U.S. State Department, on company letterhead, supporting the request with the clear indication of travel plans and that the second passport is required for the applicant to fulfill their job duties signed by a company official.
For tourist travel applicants, applicant must submit a hand written letter addressed to the U.S. State Department explaining why he/she is requesting a second passport. The most common requests for duplicates are due to frequent international travel and the need to obtain visas while out of the US or traveling to countries which do not approve of another countries visa or entry stamp.
Applicant must submit one completed passport application form (DS-82) by following the link below. The US State Dept web site "wizard" will walk you through the application. Hand written applications will not be accepted for expedited services. After completing passport application online, print by pressing "Create Form" button. Single-sided printing only.
DO NOT forget to sign and date the completed application in blue or black ink after printing.
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 mail-in applications.