Second Passports

Second passports may be issued in certain cases where an individual travels so frequently that a passport is needed both for travel and submission for foreign visa applications simultaneously and/or if a foreign country will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries.  Common applicants for a second passport are flight crew, executives of multinational corporations, and journalists.

Second passports are not issued simply for the convenience of a traveler, for illegal purposes, to aid and abet a traveler to conceal previous trips from foreign officials for the purpose of perpetrating fraud against the foreign government, or to avoid compliance with fiscal or other regulations. Please note, previous second passport issuances do not guarantee a replacement second passport.

To apply for a second valid passport, you will need to make an appointment and submit the following documents in person:

  1. A completed DS-82 application form (PDF 89 KB);
  2. Your current valid passport (it will be returned to you the same day);
  3. A written and signed request (original copy) from your company or organization, preferably on company letterhead, explaining why a second valid passport is needed.
  4. An affidavit (download and print) (PDF 42 KB), which is to be signed in the presence of the Consular Officer attesting to the use of the second passport;
  5. One Photo: The photo must be 2″ X 2″ (5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background. Eye glasses are no longer be allowed in U.S. passport photos. For details about the photo requirements, please see Passport Photos.
  6. See our Consular Fees page for the appropriate passport services fee. Fees can be paid in cash, local currency or U.S. dollars, or by credit card. When paying in cash, please try to bring exact change.

If you already have a second passport and want to renew it, please submit the following documents in person:

  1. A completed DS-82 application form (PDF 89 KB);
  2. Your current second passport;
  3. A written and signed request (original copy) from your company or organization explaining why a second passport is still needed.
  4. An affidavit (download and print) (PDF 42 KB), which is to be signed in the presence of the Consular Officer attesting to the use of the second passport;
  5. One Photo: The photo must be 2″ X 2″ (5 cm X 5 cm) with a white background. Eye glasses are no longer be allowed in U.S. passport photos. For details about the photo requirements, please see Passport Photos.
  6. The appropriate Passport Services fee must be paid in cash, Hong Kong or U.S. dollars.

Processing time

Passports are printed in the United States with a secure photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should allow for up to 10 working days for your application to be processed.  Second passports are valid for four (4) years and may be renewed if the applicant can demonstrate a continued need.

 

Last modified: July 30, 2019