If you have a valid U.S. passport and you meet several additional requirements, you may be eligible to apply for a second U.S. passport book. In limited circumstances, we will issue a limited-validity, second passport book to you which will be valid for up to four years.
Examples of cases when we may issue second U.S. passport books include:
In most cases when applying for a second passport, you will need to complete a Renewal Application (Form DS-82). You may apply for a second passport using Form DS-82 if you can submit your full-validity, 10 year passport and you meet the other requirements to renew. You may renew your second passport but you must submit your second passport with your application. We will invalidate it so it cannot be used for international travel.
In some cases when applying for a second passport, you will need to apply in person and complete a Passport Application (Form DS-11) if you do not submit your full-validity, 10 year passport.
Please note if you have you urgent international travel in the next 72 hours (3 business days), you may be eligible to make an appointment to apply or renew at a passport agency or center. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, appointments are extremely limited.
If you are not eligible to renew your current passport, apply for your second passport in person and fill out (but don't sign) Form DS-11.
Please note if you have urgent international travel you must meet the requirements listed on our Get My Passport Fast page in order to apply or renew in person at a passport agency or center.
You can track your application status online.
Note: It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you apply until your application status is “In Process.” During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is scanned and sent to us. If your passport status update says “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us.
|You are requesting the name change less than one year since receiving your second passport||
You may apply for a replacement second passport (valid up to 4 years) at no additional cost. The steps to apply include:
Please note: There’s no cost for this service unless you’re requesting Expedited Service which will cost an additional $60.
|You are requesting the name change more than one year after receiving your second passport||You should repeat the application steps listed above in the "How to Apply for a Second Passport Book" section on this webpage.|
We only issue second passport books not second passport cards.
While customers rarely have two passport books, they commonly have both a passport book and a passport card. The passport book is valid for all types of travel. The passport card cannot be used for international air travel. The card can be used for land and sea travel when returning to the United States from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and several Caribbean countries and for domestic air travel.
If you currently have a book or card and would like to apply for the other document, you can learn more about How to Renew your Passport.
If you are applying for a second passport with Forms DS-82 or DS-5504, acceptance facilities should never review these forms and supporting documents. The locations should only review your form and supporting documents if you’re applying using Form DS-11.
You must mail in Forms DS-82 and DS-5504 yourself. Mailing Forms DS-82 and DS-5504 can be confusing since some post offices are also passport acceptance facilities. However, postal employees should never review these forms or supporting documents before you mail them. We recommend you ask USPS to send your forms and supporting documents using a trackable delivery method.
Do not use UPS, FedEx, or DHL since the address you need to send your forms and supporting documents to is a Post Office (PO) Box.
Our processing times are the same for second passport books as they are for primary passport books. Learn more on our Processing Times page.
Yes. There will be a special endorsement code printed on one of your passport’s visa pages to indicate you have a limited-validity, second passport book.
Yes. When you receive your second passport book, the number on the document will be different from the number on your primary passport book. Make sure to update any DHS Trusted Traveler account information with your second passport book information.