Your Most Recent U.S. Passport:
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older
- Was issued within the last 15 years
- Was issued in your current name
- You are eligible based on one of the two valid reasons listed in Step 1 (see below)
Second Valid Passport FAQ
How can I get a Second Valid Passport?
If you have a valid passport and you meet several additional requirements, you may be eligible to apply for a second valid passport.
Examples of cases when you may be issued a second valid passport include:
-A foreign country will deny a visa or entry to you because your passport has stamps showing travel to certain countries. Example: an Israeli entry or exit stamp in some countries in the Middle East.
-You need multiple visas on an ongoing basis because of frequent international travel.
-You need a passport for urgent international travel but your application for a foreign visa is delayed or cannot be processed in time for your travel.
Will I get a new passport number when I get a Second Valid Passport?
Yes, when you receive your second valid passport, the number on the document will be different from the number on your primary passport.
How long is a Second Valid Passport valid?
Second valid passport has a limited-validity of 4 years.
Will there be any special markings on a Second Valid Passport?
Yes, there will be a special endorsement code printed on one of your passport’s visa pages to indicate you have a limited-validity, second passport book.
Can I get a Second Valid Passport Card together with a Second Valid Passport?
No, US Department of States only issues second valid passport books not second valid passport cards.