02 April 2024 - Expedited US passport applications can now be processed in five and ten business days.

02 April 2024 - An appointment is required for all office visits. Please call us to schedule an in-person office visit.

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Eligibility and Document Requirements

You are eligible to apply for a second valid passport if 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)

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Step 1

Complete and Submit One of The Following Statements

Step 2

Complete and Submit Form DS-82: Application For A U.S. Passport

Complete Form DS-82: Application for a U.S. Passport (Online Version) . The US Passport Agency has introduced an Online based application form, this Online style application must be used in all expediting cases. Failure to use this Online application may cause delays in processing times. TIP: This Online application has replaced “Hand Written” applications, YOU ARE NOT APPLYING
ONLINE you are only completing the questions by typing them onto the application the US State Department web site ‘Wizard’ will walk you through the application.

The last page of the application is a Print summary page, please scroll to the bottom left corner of this page and CLICK CREATE FORM you will then be able to print (single sided only) and sign (in blue or black ink only) your application.

Note: The application Wizard will ask you to select fees, shipping and processing options. Select any options to complete the form, no payments will be made and options selected will have no effect on the actual service provided by Allstate Passports & Visas. The Wizard is simply designed to assist the general public in calculating fees for traditional mail in applications. A correctly formatted application should have a BAR CODE on the top left corner, and DS-82 printed on the bottom left of the application.

Step 3

Submit Your Most Recent U.S. Passport

Include your most recent undamaged U.S. Passport for applying for a second passport

Step 4

Pay the Applicable U.S. Government Fee

  • Government Fees for applicants of age 16 and older: check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $190.
  • Government Fees for applicants under 16 years old: check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $160.
Step 5

Provide Two Professional Passport Photos

Your Photographs for apply for second us passport Must Be:

  • Identical
  • In color
  • 2 x 2 inches in size
  • Taken within the past 6 months
  • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken without eye glasses
Step 6

Include Two Letters of Authorization

Complete the Letter of Authorization for Allstate Passports & Visas in DUPLICATE.

  • Must list your full legal name
  • Must have your original signature and date

Please sign two Letters of Authorization with original signature (BLUE or BLACK ink ONLY).

Step 7

Ship Documents to Allstate Passports & Visas

For faster service and accurate tracking we recommend using FedEx. Please mail your documents to the address below:

Allstate Passports & Visas
8201 164th Ave NE, Suite 200
Redmond, WA 98052
Tel: (206) 522-5995

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.