FIRST TIME PASSPORT CARD FOR ADULTS WHO HAD PASSPORT BOOKS ISSUED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS

Use this procedure if:

  • You had a passport book issued in the past 15 years and can submit the original

  • Your passport book is undamaged

  • Your passport book was issued to you after your were 16 years of age

  • Your name has not changed or  you can document your name change with a certified copy of name change document

  • If you are applying for passport book & card renewal at the same time, please use different procedure for adults


Please note Int'l Visa Service is NOT a government agency. We are a private company that is authorized to process US Passport books and cards by the US Passport Agency. A service fee will be associated with each order in addition to the government and shipping fees. 


STEP 1.  Gather the following documents and e-mail copies for review to cs@ivsdc.com:


  • Original US Passport Book (must be issued in the last 15 years, expired passport book is OK as long as it has not been expired for more than 5 years)
  • Two passport size photos 2"X 2"  (must be taken within last 2-3 months, cannot wear glasses)
  • Application DS-82 (click here to download) ​Make sure to mark it for passport card only.
  • Letter of Authorization (click here to download) once you sign it, we have to submit it to the passport agency within 5 business days​
  • IVS Order Form (click here to download)



​STEP 2. Calculate fees (Passport Agency Fee + IVS Service Fee + Shipping Fee)


Passport Agency Fees
15 day process
10 day process
7 day process
4 day process
Next day process***
Sameday Process***
Price per passport card
$110.00
$110.00
$110.00
$110.00
$110.00
$110.00





IVS Service Fees
 15 day process
10 day process
7 day process
4 day process
Next day process***
Sameday process***
Price per passport card
$150.00
$200.00
$250.00
$300.00
$350.00
$450.00





Shipping Fees
              FedEx Overnight              
               FedEx 2 Day                 
                         
$35.00
$25.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Questions About Fees?




STEP 3. Send original documents to the TEMPORARY ADDRESS below and e-mail tracking number for your package to cs@ivsdc.com:
 
International Visa Service                                            
44337 Lord Fairfax Place                                    
Ashburn VA 20147                                                            
Tel: 703-726-0300     


Please note your credit card will not be charged when we receive your original paperwork. Once we have a re-opening date from the passport agency, we'll get in touch to confirm the processing speed and to get approval for the total to be charged on your card and then will begin processing. Processing speed & pricing are subject to change if the passport agency will announce any adjustments.  


***Next day & Sameday process requires an appointment with our office. Please call 703-726-0300.

*Please include our service fee and return delivery payment or a completed air bill. Incomplete payment, incomplete applications or documents and wrong application form will cause a delay in processing the above visa application.

** The service fees are non-refundable, once we receive your documents and start processing them. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, the processing times may be delayed by the Passport Agency. While such situations are beyond our control, we will do everything possible to accommodate your trip and will call you immediately to let you know about the status of your application
.

The passport card is a wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings or ports-of-entry by sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.The card provides a smaller, more convenient, and less expensive alternative to the passport book for those who travel frequently to these destinations by land or sea.

The card has the same validity period as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, 5 years for children age 16 and younger.
The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air. 











                   Sample image of the front of the Passport Card                                                      Sample image of the back of the Passport Card

INTERNATIONAL VISA SERVICE


COVID-19 UPDATE: PASSPORT AGENCY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING LIFE & DEATH EMERGENCY CASES ONLY. NO NEW APPLICATIONS ARE ALLOWED TO BE SUBMITTED. IVS IS REGISTERED WITH 4 DIFFERENT PASSPORT AGENCIES IN THE US. HERE'S THE LATEST STATUS:
NEW YORK CITY: PHASE 2         BUFFALO, NY- PHASE 2              CHICAGO, IL- PHASE 1               WASHINGTON DC- PHASE 2

ONCE WE ENTER INTO PHASE 3 IN ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED ABOVE, OUR OFFICE WILL RE-OPEN.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PHASES AND FAQs, PLEASE CLICK HERE

IVS is currently accepting applications for passports cards by mail. Processing will begin when we enter into Phase 3. Please follow ALL Steps and directions below: