NEW Adult U.S. Passport
Rush Processing Instructions for a… NEW Adult U.S. Passport
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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.
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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.
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 State or Federal ID.
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 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 $190 (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.
Acceptance Agent Fees: $35
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
Complete and include with order.
Step 2: Acceptance Process
An Acceptance Agent will verify your identity and witness your signature
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 $190 check or money order to “U.S. Dept. of State”
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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
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