Helpful Resources for Expedited Passport Processing
Whether it's your first time applying, you need to renew, or want to get a passport for your child, the resources below will prepare you to apply for a new U.S. passport. We encourage you to carefully read and follow all instructions to avoid delays in processing.

Second Passport FAQs

Who can apply for a second valid Passport?

When a foreign country will deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas showing travel to certain other countries, or when a passport needed for immediate travel is unavailable due to prolonged delays in processing a foreign visa application, or some other foreign governmental process for which the passport was required, the Passport Office may authorize the issuance of a second valid passport.


  • A detailed reason for needing a second valid passport is required. (For example: need to travel to both Arab countries and Israel; need to process multiple visas the same time; need to apply for a visa, while traveling at the same time.)
  • A proof that supports the reason for needing a second valid passport is also required. (For example: itinerary showing upcoming travel to both Arab countries and Israel; itinerary showing need to process multiple visas at the same time or needing to process visas while traveling on another trip.)


Is there any way my Second Valid passport application can be denied or rejected?

Second Valid Passport Applications may be denied or rejected for several reasons. The most common reason is lack of supporting documents - Please be advised that the Department of State has the right to request additional documents at their discretion.

How long is a Second Valid Passport Issued for?

Second valid passports are issued for 4 years only.