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How to apply for a Second Valid Passport from IPV

Gather your documents

Gather your documents

Gather all your required documents to apply for a Second Valid Passport.

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Visit our office or ship your documents to us

Drop off your documents in person or ship them to us via FedEx.

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We expedite your application and return your documents to you with your new passport.

Who can apply

You may apply for a second valid U.S. Passport if:

  • You are able to submit your currently valid U.S. passport.
  • Your current valid US passport is not heavily damaged or mutilated.
  • You can document that you have a need for two valid U.S. passports.

In certain situations, the U.S. government will issue a second passport (valid for four years) to U.S. citizens.

Generally, this second passport is either issued to travelers that travel so frequently they need to have one at a consulate or embassy obtaining visas while traveling with the other.


It is issued to travelers that travel to Israel and also have to travel to Arab countries that would have a conflict with the Israeli stamp.


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Complete DS-82 using the online form filler.

Go to Application Form

  • Print one (1) copy of your completed DS-82 form single sided.
  • Improperly completed applications will delay the processing of your passport.
  • Hand written applications will not be accepted.
  • When prompted on the application Where should the passport be mailed?, simply put your home address when using our service. There is no mailing involved. We hand deliver and pick up passports directly from the passport office.
  • At the end of the passport renewal application there is a summary of passport fees. You will not be prompted to pay for anything online. This is just used as a breakdown of charges so people are aware of the costs.

    Since you are using our services, don’t select any of the boxes and bypass the Summary of Fees page and click Submit.

Provide your 10-year valid, original and undamaged U.S. Passport.

If your primary passport has a validity of less than one year, you have to renew your primary passport first and then apply for the second passport.

One (1) passport style photo.

  • 2" x 2" size
  • white background
  • taken within 6 months

Your photo should not be attached to the form.

View passport photo details

Copy of your round-trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent.

  • The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information.
  • If you have not purchased your tickets, please call us (310-274-2020) to further assist you.

Please print one (1) signed Letter of Authorization. This allows us to process your passport on your behalf.

Download Letter of Authorization

Check the 1st and 2nd boxes on the form. This allows us to expedite the processing your passport application.

  • Both must have original signature, blue or black ink.

Letter signed by the applicant addressed to the Passport Agency explaining why a second passport is necessary.

Approval of the issue of a second valid passport is determined solely by the U.S. Passport Agency, based on the applicant's need for the passport.

Download Explanation Letter template

One (1) personal check, cashier’s check or money order.

Payable to:

U.S. Department of State



Required if shipping your order to us

After gathering all the required documents – Download and complete our Service Request form.

Download IPV Service Request Form

Service Fees

Processing time
10 business days

$170 Government fee
Processing time
7 business days

$170 Government fee
Processing time
3-4 business days

$170 Government fee
Processing time
2 business days*

$170 Government fee
Service Information
  • Applications begin processing the business day after your documents are completed and ready to submit.
  • If shipping your documents to us, processing times do not include return shipping estimates.
  • Processing times and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • For Visas – Consulate fees may require a U.S. Postal Money Order. A $15 fee applies if IPV obtains a money order on your behalf. If providing your own U.S. Postal Money Order for your visa application, the fee will be waived.
We accept credit cards & cash for service payments
Government fees are payable by check or money order

How to apply

Visit our office or ship your documents to us

Select the most convenient option to apply for your Second Valid Passport.

In Person

Drop by our office in Beverly Hills to begin processing your expedited Second Valid Passport.

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    Visit our office. We will check your documents for accuracy.
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    We will expedite your passport application and contact you when it's ready for pick up.
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International Passport & Visa
204 S Beverly Drive
Suite 115
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Tel: 310-274-2020
Fax: 310-274-4581

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