INTERNATIONAL VISA SERVICE


Passport Renewal procedure for minors is the same as getting a new passport. This is an extra security feature until your child turns 16.

Use this procedure if:

  • Your child is under 16 years of age
  • Your child had a previous US Passport before
  • You have the expired/expiring original passport (if you do not have original passport, follow Lost Passport- Minors procedure)


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)

  • Original expired or expiring US Passport.

  • 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). This form can only be signed in front of the clerk at the post office

  • One Letter of authorization - (click here to download) must be signed by one of the parents/guardians. Once you sign it, we have to submit it to the passport agency within 5 business days​. Each parent has to sign a letter of authorization and provide 2 copies.

  • 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 faxed to 703-726-0322 or e-mailed to anissa@ivsdc.com. 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.


  • Both parents and the child must be present. If only one parent is present, the second parent must fill out and notarize form DS-3053.
  • Parents will show post office their driver's license or state issued ID and tell him/her that they want to do a hand-carry procedure.
  • Make a personal check or a money order for $140 made 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 your child's full name and date of birth on it.
  • The post office will charge you $25 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 address below:


International Visa Service
20365 Exchange Street, Suite 250
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
n/a
$140.00
$140.00
Passport card: must be sealed inside        
n/a
$55.00
$55.00






International Visa Service Fees
8-12 days process
4-5 days process
2-3 days process***
Price per passport book processed   
n/a
$250.00
$350.00
Price per passport card processed
n/a
50% OFF $75.00
50% OFF $100.00






Shipping Fees
FedEx Overnight
FedEx 2 Day      
                                        
$30.00
$25.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Questions About Fees?

U.S. PASSPORT RENEWAL FOR MINORS

*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.


***ADD A PASSPORT CARD TO YOUR PASSPORT ORDER AND SAVE 50% OFF OUR SERVICE FEES! OFFER VALID ON ADD-ON ORDERS ONLY. OFFER CANNOT BE APPLIED TO PASSPORT CARD ORDERS PLACED SEPARATELY FROM PASSPORT BOOK.