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LOST OR STOLEN

LOST OR STOLEN

REQUIREMENTS TO EXPEDITE REPLACEMENT OF LOST OR STOLEN U.S. PASSPORTS

Instructions and Document Completion:

1. Completed application form DS-11 and form DS-64.Applicants requesting expedited passport service through TDS, MUST now use an online version of the form DS-11, rather than handwriting the required personal data.

 

DO NOT SIGN the DS-11 form until asked to do so by the Post Office or Court House passport clerk.

 

PASSPORT CARDS: The new Passport Cards cannot be expedited at this time and take approximately 4-5 weeks to issue. If you are applying for a regular passport only, please mark the box on your passport application next to “Passport Book”. If you also want to apply for a Passport Card you should also mark the box next “Passport Card”. There is an additional $20.00 government fee for the Passport Card and the Passport Card will be processed separately from your regular passport (in about 4-5 weeks) then mailed to you directly by First Class mail.

 

Effective 07/13/2010 the Passport Card fee will change. New Fees will be as follows: New/First time issue $55.00 for Adults, $40.00 for Minors.

 

If replacing a lost passport form DSP-64 must also be completed.

 

You MUST print and submit TWO copies of your completed application DS-11 and form DS-64. One copy for the sealed envelope and the other copy for inclusion in the FEDEX Envelope, paper-clipped to the outside of your sealed envelope (see #9 below).


2. 
Two recent professional passport-type photographs

3. Proof of U.S. Citizenship: a) certified birth certificate, issued by state or county health department or vital statistics bureau (not hospital certificates); b) naturalization certificate; c) certificate of citizenship; d) previous U.S. passport.

4. Completed Cover Page and Credit Card Authorization forms (print from browser)

5. Proof of Identity, with photo: (a) valid driver’s license, (b) valid college identification card, (c) current military or government i.d. card, (d) a Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship, (e) a previous U.S. passport, (f) corporate or employer i.d. card.

6. Appointment:

If you require an emergency passport issued in 1-3 business days, you must have an appointment to proceed. Please call 1-888-874-5100 for an appointment. TDS must receive your document at least one business day prior to your appointment.7. Print, then complete and include TWO COPIES of a Authorization Letter ”Attn: U.S. Passport Agency” stating: “I, (applicant name and date of birth), hereby authorize Travel Document Systems to pick up my passport, and to discuss the status of my application with the Passport Services staff.”

This letter must contain an original signature in BLUE INK. 

Click here to print a sample of the Authorization Letter.
One copy of this letter, with original signature, should be placed inside your sealed envelope by the passport clerk and the other should be paper-clipped to the outside of that envelope

8. Proof of departure date (two copies) required (copy of itinerary or air tickets showing applicant is departing the U.S.).

One copy of the itinerary should be placed inside your sealed envelope, by the passport clerk, and the other should be paper-clipped to the outside of that envelope.9. Execution of your Passport Application:

  • Take the above requirements to your local acceptance agent for Passport Applications (usually a post office or county clerk or court house).
  • Pay the clerk the U.S. government fee, including rush fees, and execution fees. Be prepared to write two checks for the total amount, as the clerk will retain $25.00 execution fee.
    • $155.00 + $25.00 = $170.00 for adults,
    • $130.00 + $25.00 = $155.00 for children under 16 years.
  • Please ask the clerk NOT to include the cost of USPS return postage in your payment of passport fees.
  • Please write your name and date of birth on the check.
  • Credit cards are not accepted for this part of the transaction.
  • Ask the clerk to execute the passport application documents and place them in a sealed envelope addressed to “U.S. Passport Agency”.
  • You must not open this sealed envelope again before shipping it.
  • The sealed envelope is considered “expired” by the Passport Agency after 5 business days. Please please send your application to TDS the same day it is signed.

Fees:

Total Government Fees:            $170.00    (Minor: $155.00)

Please Note: Effective 07/13/2010 Government Passport Fees will change. New Fees will be as follows: Adult $195.00 and Minor $165.00

 Fees to Hand Carry Application:

$295.00 24 Hours Processing (Appointment required)
$249.00 if issue is required in 3 – 4 business days.
$ 199.00 if issue is required in 5 – 10 business days.

Urgent service: Please call 1.888.874.5100 prior to shipping to confirm appointment

 

Return Postage

Continental USA Only –
$23.00 FedEx (Next Business Day – up to 3 passports)
$26.00 FedEx (Next Business Day – 4 or more passports)
$39.00 FedEx (Saturday Delivery)
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI –
$39.00 FedEx Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery)

 

Processing Instructions
Please forward the completed requirements; sealed envelope, authorization letter, copy of tickets or itinerary, and payment, by Federal Express to:
 

 

URGENT APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SHIPPED TO TDS USING ONLY THE FEDEX COMPANY
Processing Information 

  • Your application will be hand carried to the Passport Agency in San Francisco. There, the Passport Agent will examine the application and if all documents are in order, assign a date the passport will be issued, according to departure date from the U.S.,
  • Passport applications submitted by mail to passport agencies routinely take 6 to 8 weeks to be processed. TDS expedites applications by hand carrying them to the U.S. Passport Agency, and following up on the progress.
  • Urgent issue applications (which may be within 24 hours), require proof of departure within 14 business days of being submitted to the passport agency and MUST be shipped to TDS using only the FEDEX Company.
  • Urgent applications can be issued as fast as 3 – 4 business days, less urgent applications are issued within 5 – 10 business days.
  • A 48-page business travelers passport can be issued in lieu of the usual 24-page passport on request at no additional charge (however, ONLY if the larger books are available at the time of issue). Attach a note requesting a 48-page passport to the passport application.

 

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DELAYS

 

INFORMATION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
REVISED 2014