Nationwide Expedited Passport Renewal
 

You qualify to apply for an adult US passport renewal if you can answer “Yes” to the following

    • I received my passport within the past 15 years / or it expired less than five years ago; and
    • Your previous U.S. passport is in your possession
    • I was over the age of 16 when my current passport was issued; and
    • My passport is not damaged.; and
    • If you are requesting a name change and / or renewal, you can legally document it by an original or certified Marriage Certificate, Divorce Decree or Court Order.

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Instructions for applying for a U.S. Passport Renewal:

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1 - Completed and Signed Application Form DS-82

• Fully completed Application Form DS-82. Complete and sign. Please note that only the online DS-82 application forms will be acceptable.

  Please read the following important notes before completing the online application:

  • Agree with the privacy agreement on the first page, On the next page, the first column on the left, select the “Apply Online” option on bottom left hand side of page, click on “Submit” and proceed with the application.
  •  Agree with the privacy agreement on the first page, and on the next page select the “Apply Online” option on bottom left hand side of page, click on “Submit” and proceed with the application.
  • On the page titled “Passport Products and Fees”, under “Processing Methods” choose the “Expedited at Agency” option, and under “Delivery Methods” select the “Standard” option (Since Ambassador Passport and Visa will hand carry your documents to and from the US Department of State, the mailing option does not apply to hand carry applicants).
  • On the last page, titled “Next Steps” on bottom left, check the box next to “I have read and acknowledge the steps…” and below it click on the “Create Form” button at the bottom left, then open and print your application. Sign and date after completing and printing the online application.  Please note: The signature must be the original “wet” signature and NOT a computer generated one, your application will be rejected if anything other than the original wet signature is submitted.
  • If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 310-828-7878.

If you are using our expediting service, please note:

 

You must send all documents and requirements to Ambassador Passport and Visa Services so that we can hand carry your application into the Passport Agency immediately. 

FAILURE TO SEND OR WALK-IN YOUR DOCUMENTS AND NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS TO THE AMBASSADOR PASSPORT AND VISA SERVICES ADDRESS DIRECTLY MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DELAYS BEYOND OUR CONTROL. 

Please click here to go through the online process of creating your DS-82 Application Form on the Department of State Website  

2 - Two Recent Passport Photographs

Please note: acceptable passport photos are:
• Photographs must be 2 x 2 inches in size, taken within the past 6 months.
• The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches.
• No glasses
• The photographs must be in color
• They must be full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background.
• Photographs should be taken without a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
• Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons.
• Home made Digital photographs are not acceptable
Do not attach picture to application, simply send them to us along with the other requirements

3 - Completed And Signed Authorization Letter

Please print, complete, and sign (in blue ink only):

Click here for the Letter of Authorization – Online Fillable PDF Version.

Please note: If you are using a mobile device, and/or have trouble filling out the form online, please click here for a printable-only version that can be filled out by hand in blue ink.

4 - Most Recently Issued Passport

You must submit your original US Passport in order to renew it.  Passport was expired less than five years ago and the bearer was over the age of 16 when the current passport was issued. 

Please note: If you have been issued a passport card with this passport book, you must submit the card as well. If the card is no longer in your possession, please contact our office immediately at 310-828-7878.

5 - Documentation if Your Name has Changed

If the name you are currently using differs from the name on your previous passport you must submit a marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order showing the change of name. The name change document must bear the official seal of the issuing authority. Uncertified copies or notarized documents can not be accepted. All documents will be returned to you with your passport.

6 - Proof of the Departure Date from the USA is Required

Flight itinerary, hotel reservations, or business or organizational letter, written on the business or the organization’s letterhead, on behalf of the traveler. If you have further questions or comments regarding this requirement, please contact our office at 310-828-7878. 

Click here for a sample of the Business Letter for the Passport Office.

7 - Completed Ambassador Passport and VISA ORDER FORM
8 - Fees

Please note, unless otherwise confirmed by an Ambassador Passport and Visa Agent, processing for a U.S. Passport begins the FIRST BUSINESS DAY AFTER all the documents and requirements are received by Ambassador Passport and Visa Services. 

 

Fees 

Turnaround Time Ambassador Passport & Visa Fees Government Fees Fedex Fees Total
Regular: 3 to 4 Weeks $399 $209.53 $48 $583.53
Rush: 2 to 3 Weeks $499 $209.53 $48  $683.53
Ultra Rush Processing: 7 to 8 Days $699 $209.53 $48 $983.53

Please note: Processing times begin the next business day after we receive your documents.

 

9 - your passport renewal checklist

Please review the following checklist and send it along with the other required documents:
Click here to download the checklist

1. COMPLETED AND SIGNED APPLICATION FORM DS-82 (wet signature only, signed in black ink)


2. TWO (2) RECENT PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS


3. COMPLETED AND SIGNED AUTHORIZATION LETTER
(wet signature only, signed in blue ink)


4. MOST RECENTLY ISSUED PASSPORT
. If you have been issued a passport card with this passport book, you must submit the card as well. If card is no longer in your possession, please contact our office immediately at 310-828-7878


5. DOCUMENTATION IF YOUR NAME HAS CHANGED
. Document for name change must be the original or certified state or court-issued document.


6. PROOF OF DEPARTURE DATE FROM THE USA IS REQUIRED.
Flight itinerary, hotel reservations, or business or organizational letter, written on the business or the organization’s letterhead, on behalf of the traveler. (click here for a sample business letter). If you have further questions or comments regarding this requirement, please contact our office at 310-828-7878. 


7. COMPLETED AND SIGNED AMBASSADOR PASSPORT AND VISA SERVICES PASSPORT RENEWAL ORDER FORM.
If you are also requesting visa services, please contact an Ambassador Passport & Visa agent at 310-828-7878 for further assistance.


8. FEES
. Select the service you are requesting on the Order Form. You may pay by credit or debit card, or send a cashier’s check or money order for the entire amount. 


9. MAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Please Forward All The Above Documents and Requirements To:

Ambassador Passport and Visa Services, Inc.

2811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 720

Santa Monica, California, 90403