In order to get the validity of your passport extended, you must fill out the appropriate documents within one year of the expiration of your limited passport. You may replace a limited validity passport at anytime, however government fees will vary depending on when you apply.
STEP 1 - ONLINE APPLICATION.
Must complete the DS-11 and it must be completed online, it cannot be handwritten. Please print out application, sign and date with blue pen.
STEP 2 - CURRENT US PASSPORT
You must submit your current undamaged passport.
STEP 3 - LETTER FROM US CONSULAR OFFICE
If your limited validity passport was issued by a US Consulate Office overseas a letter was included with instructions for obtaining a new, full validity passport. You must include this letter with your application when applying for your full validity passport.
STEP 4 - TWO AUTHORIZATION LETTERS
Letter of Authorization will be issued when you come in person. If you are not coming in our office and doing it by mail. Please Call (415) 673-5000 for Authorization Letter.
STEP 5 - FLIGHT ITINERARY
Submit a copy of your computer-generated itinerary or your ticket from an airline, travel agency, or online booking agency showing your departure from the U.S. FAX or photocopies are acceptable.
If you do not have a Travel Itinerary or ticket Please call: (415) 673-5000.
STEP 6 - PASSPORT PHOTOS
PASSPORT PHOTO SERVICES AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE LOCATION
Must be 2x2in on a white background (Recent Photo within one month)
You will be required to submit two (2) identical passport photographs. Photographs must be taken by a passport photographer. Home made photos are not acceptable and most often cause a delay in passport issuance.
STEP 7 - SERVICE ORDER FORM
You must include one completed order form with your documents.
STEP 8 - GOVERNMENT FEES
Please make out a personal check or money order to the
"US Department of State" for $82.00 for the passport amendment fee.
Please make out a personal check or money order to the "US Department of State" for $82.00 for the passport amendment fee.