U.S. Passport for teenagers 16-19 years old


Use this procedure if:

  • You already turned 16 years of age and had a previous US passport valid for 5 years
  • If you never had a passport before



STEP 1. GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

  • Original US birth certificate with both parents' names on it, must be issued by the state, NOT the hospital
  • Original expired or expiring US passport (if any)
  • Copy of applicant's student ID or driver's license (if available)
  • Copy of parent's ID (front & back) who will go to the post office with the teen (for applicants who are 16 or 17 years old)
  • Copy of itinerary showing international flights within 14 days of the post office appointment. If you do not have an itinerary, please call 212-759-5540 or email us: info@passportplusvisas.com
  • One Application DS-11 (fill out online)
  • One Letter of Authorization (click here to download)- this form must be included inside your sealed envelope. If not, your paperwork will be suspended and it will take considerably longer to process your passport.This form must be signed by the teen, not the parent.
  • Personal check for $190.00 if you are applying for a passport book only OR $220.00 if you are applying for a passport book AND passport card. Make check payable to "US DEPARTMENT OF STATE"



STEP 2: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND VISIT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE

  • Most post offices require scheduled appointments after Covid. Click here to schedule your appointment.
  • If the applicant is 16 or 17 years old, one parent must appear with the teen. Applicants who already turned 18, can go to the post office without parents.
  • Bring all documents listed in Step 1 to the post office.
  • When you arrive at the post office, ask for the clerk who deals with passports.
  • Tell the post office clerk that you are doing a HAND CARRY PROCEDURE.
  • Post office clerk will witness teen's signatures, verify your identity and will seal all documents in one envelope. You will be charged $35 or $50 (if you need to take photos) for this procedure.
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW THE POST OFFICE CLERK TO MAIL YOUR ENVELOPE DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL PASSPORT CENTER. YOU MUST WALK OUT OF THE POST OFFICE WITH YOUR SEALED ENVELOPE!



STEP 3: FILL OUT REMAINING DOCUMENTS & CALCULATE FEES (PPV Service Fee + Shipping Fee)


  • One Letter of Authorization (click here to download)- we ask to you fill out an additional form in case the passport agency requests one.
  • PPV Order form (click here to download)
  • Please put the additional letter or authorization and PPV Order form on top of your sealed envelope.


Passport Plus Visas Service Fees:              
     7-10 business days process    
4-6 business days process
Next Day Process
Price per application
$350.00
$550.00
$750.00





Shipping Fees                               
    FedEx Overnight Return       
        2 Day FedEx Return        

$40.00
$30.00





STEP 4: MAIL YOUR SEALED ENVELOPE & REMAINING DOCUMENTS TO OUR OFFICE ADDRESS BELOW WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR POST OFFICE APPOINTMENT
We must receive your sealed envelope with 24 hours of your post office appointment or it will become invalid. 


PASSPORT PLUS VISAS
20 EAST 49TH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
NEW YORK NY 10017
TEL: 212-759-5540   

*** The service fees are non-refundable. Due to the high volume of applications being processed, the processing times may be changed by the Passport Agency. PASSPORT PLUS is not responsible for processing delays within US Department of State or shipping delays. PASSPORT PLUS is NOT a government agency. By mailing your paperwork to PASSPORT PLUS for processing, you confirm that you reviewed our website and agree to all rules and prices listed on our website.