New or First Time U.S. Passport

Required Documents

Proof of U.S. Citizenship A certified Birth Certificate is required.
Otherwise, see Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
Photo Two passport-type photographs. Photograph with eye glasses will no longer be accepted by the US Passport Agency.
Quality Requirements for Passport Book & Passport Card Photographs
Proof of Identity
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current Military ID (military and dependents)
Letter of Authorization Download Authorization Letter
Two completed and signed Letter of Authorization.
Minors (under 16 years old) Both parents or child’s legal guardian must:
Present evidence of child’s U.S. citizenship (One of the following):

  • Previously issued, undamaged US Passport.
  • Certified Birth Certificate issued by the city, county or state.
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth.
  • Naturalization Certificate.
  • Certificate of Citizenship.

and:
Present evidence they are the child’s parents or guardian (One of the following):

  • Minors certified US Birth Certificate with BOTH parents’ names.
  • Minors certified Foreign Birth Certificate with BOTH parents’ names.
  • Minors Report of Birth Abroad with BOTH parents’ names.
  • Adoption Decree with adopting parents’ names.
  • Court Order establishing custody.
  • Court Order establishing guardianship.

and:

  • Show valid personal identification, and
  • Sign and take oath before an authorized passport acceptance agent.
Proof of Departure A copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary, or letter for employer (for Same Day/Next Day processing).
DS-11 Application Form DS-11: Online Application for New Passport
Print TWO completed DS-11 forms. Do not sign the DS-11 until you are instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
Give one DS-11 to the acceptance agent to be placed inside the sealed envelope. The second DS-11 is to be placed inside your FedEx package to WVT.
WVT Work Order Please complete WVT Work Order Form. Download here
Payment can be processed with a credit card or a company/cashier check or money order.
Mail Your Documents Please mail the completed required documents to:

World Visa Travel, Inc.
1413 K Street, N.W.
9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Telephone: (202) 289-6251

Application Guide

Issue is determined by the U.S. Passport Agency based on the urgency of your departure.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. MISSING OR INCORRECT INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT DELAYS.

    1. Go to

U.S. Passport Applications and Forms

    1. Check the Privacy and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts Notices and Disclaimers and Click “Submit”.
    2. Choose “Complete Form Online” and Click “Submit”.
    3. In the About the Applicant page,
      • Check the Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act statements and Fill Out the necessary fields
      • Click “Next” when done
    4. In the Contact Information page,
      • Fill Out the necessary fields
      • Choose “Yes” for Permanent Address
      • Choose “Mail” for Preferred Method of Communication

Note: We will deliver your Passport to your desired address. The information here is only for application purpose.

      • Click “Next” when done
    1. In the Travel Plans page,
      • If you need the Passport to be back immediately,
        you MUST enter the travel dates in TWO WEEKS time.
      • For example:

Current Date: August 7, 2015
Enter Date Of Your Trip: August 21, 2015
Enter Date Of Your Return: August 28, 2015 (you may enter any date of return)
Remember to provide an itinerary that matches your dates of travel, if you need to get the Passport immediately.

      • For Countries To Be Visited, Enter any country. (e.g. CANADA, MEXICO, etc.)
        If you are traveling to specific countr(ies), you can Enter them
      • Click “Next” when done
    1. In Who should we contact in case of an emergency? page,
      • Fill Out all fields
      • Click “Next” when done
    2. In Your Most Recent Passport page,
      • Choose “None”
      • Click “Next” when done
    3. In Parent & Spouse Information page,
      • Fill Out all necessary fields
      • Click “Next” when done
    4. In Are you known by other names? page,
      • Fill Out if applicable
      • Click “Next” when done
    5. In Personal Application Review page,
      • Review all entered information
      • Edit, if necessary
      • Click “Next” when done
    6. In Passport Products and Fees page,
      • Choose “Passport Book ($110)” for Passport Options
      • Then, Check 52 Page Book (Non-Standard)
      • Choose “Expedited at Agency Service ($60)” for Processing Methods

Note: This is the government fee that you have to pay in order to process your Passport through a travel agency.

      • Choose “Standard Delivery (FREE)” for Delivery Methods

Note: This is only for application purpose. WVT will collect your Passport when it’s done and mail it back to you.

      • Skip “Additional Fees”

Note: There is an Acceptance Fee ($25) for New Passport Applications to be paid to the clerk at Post Office / Courthouse.

      • Click “Next” when done
    1. In Next Steps page,
      • Check I have read and acknowledge the steps and information contained above.
      • Click “Create Form”

The Forms will be downloaded to your computer.
Print the Forms.

      • Print Your DS-11 Forms

Printing Instructions: Please print this form on SINGLE-SIDED PAPER – double-sided printing will not be accepted.
Do NOT Sign the forms yet.

      • Present all the required documents listed to the clerk at the authorized Post Office or Courthouse where your signature will be witnessed
      • The clerk will seal the above materials in an official envelope marked TO BE OPENED BY PASSPORT OFFICE PERSONNEL ONLY
      • Do not write checks until directed to do so by the clerk
      • You will enclose a check of $170.00 for the Passport Office
      • You will pay the clerk $25.00 for the Execution fee
      • You must present proof of identity such as a driver’s license (which has been issued for at least 6 months)
      • All applicants 1 year or older must appear in person at the post office or the courthouse
      • Minors must be accompanied by BOTH PARENTS or legal guardian with acceptable proof of ID
    • Send paperwork plus sealed envelope to WORLD VISA TRAVEL, INC. for processing
    • Do not leave documents with the clerk
    • The sealed envelope is considered “expired” by the Passport Agency after 5 business days
    • Please send all Required Documents to us Same Day/Next Day after it is signed

U.S. Government Fees

Type Adult Price Minors Price Processing Time
Expedited $195.00 $165.00 8-10 Business Days
Rush $195.00 $165.00 6-8 Business Days
Priority $195.00 $165.00 2-5 Business Days
Same Day/Next Day $195.00 $165.00 24 Hours

The fees above include a $5.00 check writing fee.
Government fees are subject to change without notice.
If there is any uncertainty, please give us a call to verify.

World Visa Travel Service Fees

Type Price Processing Time
Expedited $95.00 2-3 Weeks
Rush $135.00 6-8 Business Days
Priority $185.00 3-5 Business Days
Same Day/Next Day $240.00 24 Hours

Return Shipping Fees

FedEx Overnight Price
Less than 3 passports $32.00
4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00