Getting your Passport by U.S. Mail or Local Acceptance Agent

Philadelphiapassports.com, Inc is a private company. We are registered, but not affiliated, with the U.S. Government to expedite passports. We specialize in helping our clients get their U.S. passports fast! If you are not in a rush, it is in your best interest to go to your local post office to avoid paying additional fees. It takes approximately 3 to 6 weeks to order a passport through a local passport acceptance agent. If you need a U.S. passport now we will assist with the preparation of the required forms, make sure your ID's and proof of citizenship are sufficient for passport purposes and most importantly by paying our additional service fee we can have your passport ready in some cases the same day!

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In order to maintain security when applying for a U.S. Passport, all passport applicants are required to show up in person at their local passport acceptance agent. These agents are located at Post Offices and County Clerk’s Offices across the country. Search for your acceptance agent here.

Assemble ALL of the documents below and go to your local Acceptance Agent (post office)
Tell the Acceptance Agent you intend to use “HAND-CARRY SERVICES”
The Acceptance Agent will take your documents, sign off on them, stamp them, and seal them in an envelope
You then take the “security envelope” back from the acceptance agent and ship the application (details below):
Put the (Sealed Security Envelope + PhiladelphiaPassport.com Order Form + One Letter of
Authorization + Proof of Travel) inside a UPS/FedEx shipping envelope and UPS/FedEx it to the mailing address at the top of the order form.

Feel free to call us 215 739 3844 at any time to review your progress or if you need help with any of the steps below.

 

Step 1: Gather and Prepare Documents for a Expedited New U.S. Passport

 

a. Online DS-11 Application – Do not sign this application form until you are instructed to during Authorization.

Follow this link to fill out the DS -11
 
Important, When finished you will click the Link that says “create form”.
Once printed there should be Two(2) barcodes on the page labeled Page 1 of 2

 

b. Proof of Citizenship – You must provide ONE of the following.
 
Previous U.S.. Passport more than 15 years old.
Certified Birth Certificate issued by state, county or city
Certificate of Citizenship or FS-240, DS-1350
Certificate of Naturalization

 

c. Proof of Identity

Valid drivers license with photograph issued more than 6 months ago.
If you do not have a drivers license or a drivers license that meets the requirements above then you must supply Personal Documents.

 

d. Evidence of Immediate Travel – supply 2 copies of 1 of the following

Copy of ticket indicating travel to a foreign country.
Travel itinerary or eticket stating reserved or confirmed.
Business travelers may submit a Business Letter of Expedite, if the above is not available. Call for clarification.

 

e. Passport Photographs – taken by a professional.

Obtain 2 Passport photos. (Pharmacies now do this. CVS, Walgreen’s etc.)

 

f. U.S. Government Fees

Make a check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State” for $170 (this is the  government processing fee for an Expedited Passport). Check should have a pre printed name and address. Temporary or starter checks are not acceptable.

Accepcence Agent Fees

Make the second check or money order in the amount of $25 payable to the Post Office or Court House which you visit.

 

g. Authorization Letter- Allows us to act as your agent.

Print and complete 2 copies of the Expedited Passport Authorization Letter

 

h. PhiladelphiaPassports.com,Inc. Expedited Order Form
 
Print our Order Form, complete and include with order.

 

Step 2: Acceptance Process
An Acceptance Agent will verify your identity and witness your signature

Click HERE to find your nearest local agent.

Passport Acceptance Agents are found in local Post Offices and Court Houses. (not every
Post Office or Court House is an Acceptance Agent) Most acceptance facilities are open 9:00am – 4:00pm. We urge you to call your local Acceptance Agent to verify their hours of operation. Click Here to search by zip code for the nearest agent. Please be sure to check the hours they process passport applications.

Before appearing in front of an Acceptance Agent, please be sure you have all the required  documents.

This is what you will need.

1. Completed DS- 11 application
2. Proof of Citizenship
3. Proof of Identity
4. Evidence of Immediate Travel
5. Authorization Letter
6. Passport Photographs
7. The $170 check or money order to “U.S. Dept. of State”

 

Step 3: Please Call to Review 215-739-3844

 

Ship Documents to Philadelphiapassports.Com:

Please ship your package via Fedex Priority Overnight or UPS Next Day service only.
Important ! DO NOT USE U.S. Postal Service Express Mail.

 

You will be enclosing 4 items into the package:
 
The government sealed envelope from the Acceptance Agent
PhiladelphiaPassports.Com Order Form
One copy of Letter of Authorization
Evidence of Immediate Travel
 
Send overnight to:
 
Philadelphiapassports.Com
Attn : Howard Broder
1341 N Delaware Ave
Suite 303
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215 739 3844