INTERNATIONAL VISA SERVICE


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

U.S. PASSPORT RENEWAL FOR TEENS 16-18 YEARS OLD

*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
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If your teen had a passport before as a child and and they now turned 16 years of age or older, they will be receiving a new passport as an adult. New passport will be valid for 10 years.

Use this procedure if:

  • You are 16-18 years of age
  • You had a previous US Passport before as a child and it was valid for 5 years
  • You are in possession the expired/expiring original passport (if you do not have original passport, follow Lost Passport- Teens 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) plus one copy

  • Original expired or expiring US Passport valid for 5 years

  • 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 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 cs@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.


  • At least one parent and the applicant must be present.
  • Parent and applicant (if available) 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 $170 if applying for passport book only or $200 if applying for passport book & card 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 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. Calculate fees:


Passport Agency Fees
7 day process
4 day process
Next Day process***
Sameday process***
Passport book
$170.00
$170.00
$170.00
$170.00
Passport card
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00






IVS Service Fees            
7 day process
4 day process
Next Day process***
Sameday process***
Passport book        
$250.00
$300.00
$350.00
$450.00
Passport card
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00
$100.00






 Shipping Fees   
         FedEx Overnight       
           FedEx 2 Day            

$40.00
$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Questions About Fees?



STEP 6. Send all documents to the address below:

For 7 day process:                                                               For 4 day, Next Day or Sameday process:
International Visa Service                                                International Visa Service- NY
44081 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 210                                       20 East 49th Street, 3rd Floor
Ashburn VA 20147                                                               New York NY 10017
Tel: 703-726-0300                                                                 Tel: 703-726-0300

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

YOU HAVE TO WAIT TO USE THIS PROCEDURE UNTIL WE GET TO PHASE 3 OF THE PASSPORT AGENCY RE-OPENING. PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN TO SEE THE LATEST ABOUT PHASES OF EACH PASSPORT AGENCY.