Second Passport Overview:
Most travelers only need one passport, and the US State Department typically only allows one passport per person. However, there are certain situations in which the State Department will permit issuance of a second passport. If one of these situations applies to you, Passport Health Passports and Visas can help you apply for your second passport.
Who Can Apply for a Second Passport?
In order to qualify for a second passport, at least one of the below conditions must apply to you:
- You have consecutive, booked dates of international travel that make normal visa processing procedures impossible
- You have planned entry into certain Arab Nations or Israel
- You have multiple visa stamps in your current passport that prohibit travel within certain Arab nations or Israel
- You have a documented need to travel between certain Arab nations and Israel
- Your travel is in support of work on a government contract that is sensitive in nature
You must also be able to provide your most recent 10 year US passport that is still valid with your application.
What Is a Second Passport?
The second passport may be used for international travel just like the primary passport. It is limited to two years of validity and it may not be extended.
How Do I Apply for a Second Passport?
If this is your first time obtaining a Second Passport, you will need to:
- Gather Necessary Documents
- Current, valid 10 year passport
- US State Department application form
- Letter explaining why a second passport is needed
- Proof of departure
- Government processing fees
If you have had a second passport in the past and need to apply for a renewal, you will need to send in the old second passport as well.