Document Checklist

Second Valid Passport

Checklist Instructions

Swift’s website is designed to give you detailed instructions that will fully prepare you to apply for a visa or passport. Please make sure you read the instructions carefully and make sure to send us all of the requirements to ensure the fastest and most trouble-free service, and to prevent delays in processing. Contact Swift at 877.917.9438 if you have any questions or concerns about your application materials.

Note: In order to checkout, you will need to check each item in the list below.

Your US Passport

Your Passport must be in good condition. If you have less than 1 year validity we recommend you renew your passport before you obtain your second passport

DS-82 Passport Application
  • Complete the Passport Renewal Application form online, via the Department of State website and print it.
    • Enter all information requested- missing information can cause delays
    • Hand Written Applications WILL NOT Be Accepted by the Passport Agency
    • The US government now requires all applicants to list their social security number, even children. It is no longer permissible to enter a parent's number or all zeros for this question.
    • You will come to “Summary of Fees” page (only check $60 Expedite Fee & Passport Book Fee) & click SUBMIT
    • on the next page, scroll to bottom and click CREATE FORM
    • The completed DS-82 Passport Application form will open as a PDF document, PRINT THIS FORM AND SIGN (NO DOUBLE SIDED PRINTING)
  • Printed application must look like the image below, with a 2D barcode in the upper left corner:

DS-82 Passport Renewal Application Barcode

2 Original Letters of Authorization

Complete and sign 2 identical Letters of Authorization.  Download Letter of Authorization Here

Form Instructions:

  • Be sure to complete AND sign both pages
  • Print Single Sided only. Passport Agency will not accept double sided forms
  • Please complete form in black or blue ink.  Passport Agency will not accept any other colored ink


1 Passport Type Photo

Photo Requirements: Photos must have been taken in the last 6 months, be 2 inches by 2 inches in size, and have white background with no patterns or background objects visible. Photo must be in color and be free of glare. Ears should be visible, and you must be facing forward.  Effective Nov 1, 2016 no glasses allowed!  Headbands and spaghetti straps are not permitted. Feel free to smile!

  • Option 1: Upload your saved photo file with our file uploader located in our checkout.  Please follow the Swift Photo Guidelines
  • Option 2: Obtain a passport photo from a passport photo service (Walgreens, CVS, FedEx, etc.). Include photo in your package to Swift Passport Services.
Request for a Second Valid Passport
  • A letter written by yourself or your employer explaining why you need a second passport.  This letter should detail upcoming trips that require you to have a Second Valid Passport.
  • In addition to this letter please complete and sign the Request for a Second Valid Passport form.
Proof of Travel
  • If you are applying for a Second Valid Passport because you have conflicting travel dates, itineraries for BOTH travel dates are required.  Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this.  
  • If you are traveling to a country where visas or stamps in your current passport will not allow entry, a flight itinerary showing travel to that country is required.