Use this procedure if:

--You are 16-18 years of age
--If you never had a passport before
(if you had a passport before valid for 5 years, please follow Passport Renewal For Teens)

STEP 1. Gather the following documents:

  • Proof of US citizenship (certified birth certificate issued by the state with both parents' names or original Certificate of Naturalization)  plus one copy

  • Two passport size photos 2"X 2"  (must be taken within last 2-3 months), cannot wear glasses (new rule of the Passport Agency as of 11/01/16)

  • One Application DS-11 (click here to download)

  • One Letter of authorization - (click here to download) must be signed by the applicant. Once you sign it, we have to submit it to the passport agency within 5 business days​

  • Copy of driver's license (front& back)

  • Round trip Itinerary showing international travel within 14 days. If you do not have one, please call our office for assistance: 703-726-0300

STEP 2. Send copies of the documents:Copies of all documents listed in step 1, must be e-mailed to We will not be able to process your paperwork with out them!

STEP 3. Visit your local post office: find the nearest post office that can assist you by clicking here.

  • At least one parent and the teen must be present.
  • Parent and applicant (if available) will show post office their driver's licenses or state issued ID's and tell him/her that they want to do a hand-carry procedure.
  • Make a personal check or a money order for $170 if applying for passport book only or $200 if applying for a passport book & card. Make check out to "US Department of State".
  • Present all documents from Step 1 to the post office clerk.
  • Post office clerk will witness your signatures, put all documents in one envelope, seal it and put official post office stamps on it and will give it back to you. This is your sealed envelope.
  • Make sure to address your sealed envelope to "Passport Agency" and write applicant's full name and date of birth on it.
  • The post office will charge you $35.00 for this process.
  • Make sure all paperwork including Letter of Authorization and itinerary are included inside the sealed envelope. Papers attached to the outside will no longer be accepted.

STEP 4. Fill out IVS Order Form:(click here to download) and place on top of your sealed envelope. Don't forget to check Passport Protection, Passport Card or Trip Registration!

STEP 5. Send all documents to the NEW address below:

International Visa Service
44081 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 210
Ashburn VA 20147
Tel: 703-726-0300

Passport Agency Fees
   8-12 days process  
   4-5 days process   
     2-3 days process*** 
Passport book: must be sealed inside    
Passport card: must be sealed inside

International Visa Service Fees
8-12 days process
  4-5 days process
2-3 days process***
Price per passport book processed
Price per passport card processed 

Shipping Fees
 FedEx Overnight
FedEx 2 Day       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Questions About Fees?

*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

***2-3 days process requires an appointment with our office. Please call 703-726-0300.