|| Passports and Visa Services
If You Need One of the Following US
Passport Services, then Obtain it at your Local Post Office!
An Expedited Passport - New Passport - Renewed
Passport - Visa - Get Info On This Page
Every man woman and child [includes infants]
traveling in and out of the United States must have a passport,
excluding Mexico and Canada. However, you'll still need a certified birth
certificate and possibly another ID
such as a drivers license to enter either country, and return to the United
States. You can now go directly to your local US Post Office to get your
passport, where it will be more secure than using 'Passport Services' and your
private information going to them and who knows where from there! Not all
post offices offer this service, so call first to your local post office to
check with them before making the trip there, and find out from there where your
nearest Passport Service Post Office is!
What is required for an United States Passport
Application & Emergency Info - Read BELOW to find out
|1. A Certified Copy of your
Birth Certificate from the state of your birth, with the state seal on it, see the requirements and
how to obtain
your certificates quickly.
2. Name Change - due to marriage - or divorce, you'll need certified
copies of both your birth and marriage / divorce
certificate/decree. Other reasons for name
change, you'll need other back-up identification such as a driver's license or
documents that will show proof of your name prior to the name change.
3. Two identical photos are required - please see
passport photo requirements.
4. Stolen Passports - click for the US
State Departments information on what to do.
5. Secure Passports - Documents - How to
secure your passport and documents, as this is the most important thing to do
traveling abroad or into another country. We offer Secure Passport Holders - just click
How to Safeguard
and other important papers, jewelry, travelers checks and cash.
6. All Passport or Visa Requirement Information - all
about all passport services, for a new passport service, all children
traveling abroad, crossing country borders are required to have a passport now]. Do
you have an expired
passports? Most importantly...what to do if your passport is stolen or
Type of Passport or Visa Service Required
Select type service needed - click application for complete instructions and fees
||New US Passport
New First Time Passport - available in 1 to 3
Rush New First Time Passport - available in 4 to 6 business
|| Passport Renewal
Emergency Passport Renewal - available in 1 to 3 business
Rush Passport Renewal - available in 4 to 6 business days.
Standard Passport Renewal - available in 7 to 10 business
for Minor Services
Emergency Child Passport - available in 1 to 3 business
Rush Child Passport - available in 4 to 6 business days.
Standard Child Passport.- available in 7 to 10 business
||Emergency Lost or
What to Do Should This Happen
that if your passport is lost or stolen abroad, you are not
issued a permanent passport now!
Replace Lost/Stolen Passport - available in 1 to 3 business
Replace Lost/Stolen Passport - available in 4 to 6 business
Replace Lost/Stolen Passport.- available in 7 to 10 business
||Passport - Name
Name Change - Data Correction - Limited Passport Replacement
Emergency Passport Name Change - available in 1 to 3
Rush Passport Name Change - available in 4 to 6 business
Standard Passport Name Change.- available in 7 to 10
||Add Pages to your
If You Need Extra Pages for Your Passport
Emergency Service - available in 1 to 3 business days
Rush Service - available in 4 to 6 business days.
Standard Service.- available in 7 to 10 business days.
Online 24/7 -
Your Passport Status Info ONLINE
Travel Document Status Center - use your email sent to you
or from the 'Order
Services [for US Citizens requiring a visa to a foreign country]
ALL VISA SERVICES
Visa Services by A to Z Subject Index -
For Info on the Country that you'll be visiting, go directly to
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PAGE with Country Choices and
follow these steps:
1. Select the country that you'll be visiting in the 'DROP
2. Click on the country that you'll be visiting. The
country's information will appear, letting you know if a Visa is
required or not. If visiting more
than one country, check all the countries for specific
information and Visa needs.
3. If a Visa is required then, then click on the purpose
'Business' or 'Tourist' and
proceed with online application forms and information
What you'll need
to send with an application for a Passport and or Visa
official birth certificate and/or marriage certificate here - if
your passport is a name change due to marriage, you'll need a copy of that along with a birth
certificate copy for passport application.
Requirement Information about Passports or Visas below, or click on
All about Passports, why you need one.
All about Passports from the US Dept. of State
All about Visa Requirements for people traveling to the United
All about Visas from the US Dept. of State
All about Children & Family Visa Requiarements US Government
Passports are required for all family members including infants.
Passport Photo Requirements
Two  recent photos of yourself that are less than 6
months old are required. The size must be exactly 2" x 2" in size. The photo should show
a clear, front view, full
face of the customer. The dress should be in normal street attire. No hats or dark glasses, and photo should
be against a
plain white or off-white background. The customer should have a natural expression, mouth
closed, and eyes open and looking directly ahead. If the persons face is not clear in the photo, and
isn't in focus, the photo will not be accepted.
Go to the State Department site for more info.
What requirements are needed to obtain a passport?
Depending upon which country that you are planning to visit, but
most countries require a passport for entry into their country. A passport is also
required to re-enter
the United States, or other countries as well. In the case of Mexico or Canada, only a valid driver's
license and a birth
certificate will suffice as proof of your citizenship; however, since many countries require a
passport and some a visa to gain entry to their
country - the United States State Department recommends
that you carry a passport with you.
Check here for passport or visa or both
requirements by country.
What requirements are needed to obtain a visa?
At minimum, the applicant will need a valid passport to obtain a
visa. When the visa is issued, the passport will be stamped indicating the visa
was issued and
expiration date of the visa. Many countries require there be in excess of 6 months of validity on the passport
before granting the visa.
Your passport expired several months ago -- can it be renewed?
You can renew your passport up to a certain point from the time
it has expired.
Click here for options on
renewal of an expired passport.
Your passport has been stolen, you're in a
foreign country -
what you need to know and what you should do?
very common problem is that of having a purse or wallet stolen, that contains a passport. You'll need to go immediately to the American
Embassy or Consulate office closest to where you are staying, and report your Passport stolen. The
American Embassy or Consulate will start
an application process immediately to get you a new passport.
Click for office
locations worldwide, click on the country or countries that you are
visiting, copy this
information and take the information with you, and keep it in with your secure items on your trip. Read on....
What should I do first if someone steals my passport of visa, and who
do I contact?
This is from the
US Department of State on Emergencies and Crises - please
print this information and keep it with you at all times. Also, you
can register with the US
Department of State that you are going abroad, and can then assist you in a case of emergency. A person
register here if they plan on residing temporarily or permanently abroad in the event of
Americans travel abroad each year and have a great time without
problems. But, our U.S. embassies and consulates assist nearly
200,000 Americans each year
who are victims of crime, illness, or accidents. Or they assist family and friends needing to get in
contact with an
individual abroad with an emergency at home. When emergencies happen, or a natural disaster
strikes, or acts of terrorism or civil unrest strikes during your foreign travel, you need to be
prepared. The nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can be your source of assistance and information.
registering your trip, you help the embassy or consulate locate you when you might need them the most.
Registration is voluntary, it's free,
and should be a big part of your travel planning and security. Be
Prepared, copy and take this information with you!
How can I safeguard my
important documents such as my passport and travelers checks?
There are numerous secure and safe ways to carry your passport or
visa, travelers checks and other important documents, including your
American Embassy and Consulate
contact information. From waist packs, to money belts, to arm or leg pockets, there are dozens of
possibilities for you to select from. this is a personal preference, and what you'll be most comfortable
wearing on your person. It is important
that you keep your valuable papers with you at all times.
For secure pouches for your passport, other
valuables, just click here.
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