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DAMAGED PASSPORT CHECKLIST

VERY IMPORTANT: Once you complete the Passport Acceptance Agency (Courthouse or Post Office) visit, include this Sealed Package, along with a signed copy of this Checklist and the 2nd copy of the items identified with (Print 2 Copies). Place ALL items inside the Overnight FedEx package and put the Shipping Label on the outside of the envelope. Please call us at 877-503-9838 with questions.



Checklist

STARTING INSTRUCTIONS

* NOTE: Do not sign the application or visit a Passport Acceptance Agent until instructed by a Passport Specialist.

* A signed Letter of Authorization must be included with the documents. This form is emailed once all documents have been reviewed with a Passport Specialist.

* The passport photo must meet strict government standards. Review 2. Passport Photo for photo specifics.

* Inspect the Check - Make sure that you have entered all information correctly including signing your check.

* If you order the Passport Card it will be delivered separately and can take an additional 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
* NOTE: Do not sign the application or visit a Passport Acceptance Agent until instructed by a Passport Specialist.* A signed Letter of Authorization must be i... read more »

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DS-11 Passport Application

* Complete Online only through the government website link DS-11.

* The application is a "Smart Form." Once you have entered all your personal information, it will apply all the data to the appropriate DS form to print.

* Step-by-Step instructions on printing the application and selecting the appropriate government fee options is located directly under the Passport Application link in the Step 1 email.

* Print out Single-Sided only.

* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted.

* Ensure bar codes are located at the bottom right hand corner of pages 1 & 2.

* On the upper left hand corner, ensure that there is a vertical scan code (below the American Eagle).

* Print 2 Copies.

* NOTE: Do not sign or visit a Passport Acceptance Agent until you contact RushMyPassport for the Letter of Authorization.
* Complete Online only through the government website link DS-11. * The application is a "Smart Form." Once you have entered all your personal information, it... read more »

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Damaged Passport

* The damaged passport must be included within the Sealed Envelope.

* The US Department of State will not return this passport due to its condition.

* The damaged passport cannot be used as Proof of Citizenship or Identification.
* The damaged passport must be included within the Sealed Envelope. * The US Department of State will not return this passport due to its condition.* The damag... read more »

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Statement of Mutilated Passport

* Print out and neatly fill in form with Black Ink Only. (2 Copies)

* Statement of Mutilated Passport

* The signed and dated original must be included in sealed envelope.

* Print out and neatly fill in form with Black Ink Only. (2 Copies)* Statement of Mutilated Passport* The signed and dated original must be included in sealed... read more »

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Passport Photo

* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken within the past 6 months.

* "Selfie" style photos are not acceptable.

* Eyeglasses are no longer allowed to be worn in passport photos.

* If you wear religious headgear on a daily basis, you may wear this in your passport photo. You must submit a letter explaining that you wear this headgear daily for religious reasons. This headgear must not obscure your face.

* We recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and pick up at your nearest Walgreens location. This app will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency.
* Color photo must be 2 x 2 inches and have a white background and should be professionally taken within the past 6 months.* "Selfie" style photos are not accep... read more »

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Proof of U.S. Citizenship

* Must be an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of U.S. Birth Certificate (with both parents names on it).

* Must have a raised or embossed seal.

* Naturalization Certificate is acceptable.

* No Hospital Certificates/Abstracts or Photocopies.

* Original will be returned by government.

* A Marriage Certificate or Divorce Decree is required if any part of name has changed.

* Please note: An expired Passport can serve as Proof of US Citizenship.



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* Please note: An expired Passport prior to the Damaged Passport can service as Proof of US Citizenship. The DAMAGED passport cannot be used as proof of US Citizenship.
* Must be an ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED copy of U.S. Birth Certificate (with both parents names on it).* Must have a raised or embossed seal.* Naturalization Certifi... read more »

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Proof of Identification

* A copy (front & back) of the valid ID must be included

* Must be valid and issued GREATER than 6 months

* ID can be a Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, or any Gov't ID. Paper, Learner's Permits and temporary licenses are not acceptable forms of ID.

* NOTE: If the name on the ID DOES NOT match the Proof of Citizenship - an original Name Change document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court ordered name change document) is required.
* A copy (front & back) of the valid ID must be included* Must be valid and issued GREATER than 6 months * ID can be a Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, o... read more »

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Government Fees

* Must be payable to the "US Department of State".

* It must be included in the Sealed Envelope with your original documents.

* The amount of the check will either be $170 or $200.

* A Starter (check number less than 100) or Temporary Check is NOT accepted.

* If using a personal check, a pre-printed Name and Address must be located in the upper left hand corner.

* Ensure that the applicant's full name and date of birth is written in the memo section of the check or money order, if not pre-printed in the upper left hand corner.

* If you order the Passport Card it will be delivered separately and can take an additional 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.
* Must be payable to the "US Department of State". * It must be included in the Sealed Envelope with your original documents. * The amount of the check will e... read more »

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Travel Itinerary

* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations.

* Print 2 Copies.

* A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel itinerary.

* The Travel Itinerary must include the applicant's name and match the dates entered on the DS-11 application.

* PLEASE NOTE: A Business Letter cannot be used with a Same Day order request.
* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations. * Print 2 Copies.* A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in l... read more »

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Call RushMyPassport.com

* Before you have the documents sealed and shipped via FedEx, please contact our office for a final review of documents.

* During this call, you will receive the Letter of Authorization and pre-paid shipping label.

* Our number is 877-503-9838 - Press 2
* Before you have the documents sealed and shipped via FedEx, please contact our office for a final review of documents.* During this call, you will receive the... read more »

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Letter of Authorization

* 1 Copy must be included within your sealed documents.

* Print 2 Copies.

* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the Department of State.

* Hand print and sign in BLACK INK ONLY.

* Date requested on form is today's date

* Ensure that the Courier Company Name is printed as it appears at the top of that page. This will help avoid processing delays.

DO NOT VISIT THE PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE AGENT WITHOUT YOUR LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION.
* 1 Copy must be included within your sealed documents.* Print 2 Copies.* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the Department of Stat... read more »

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Sealed Envelope - Passport Acceptance Agency Visit

* This will occur ONLY after you have spoken with a Passport Specialist.

* For a Passport Acceptance Agency near you, please visit https://iafdb.travel.state.gov/

* A $35.00 fee is separately charged for sealing your documents.
* This will occur ONLY after you have spoken with a Passport Specialist. * For a Passport Acceptance Agency near you, please visit https://iafdb.travel.state.g... read more »

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Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label

* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email.

* It is in the same email with the Letter of Authorization.

* Print this label and place on the outside of an overnight shipping envelope.

* You will only receive this pre-paid shipping label once a Passport Specialist has ensured that you have collected all the necessary passport items for submission to the Department of State.
* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email.* It is in the same email with the Letter of Authorization. * Print this label and plac... read more »

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Required Second Copies

VERY IMPORTANT:

* Do not forget to include the required second copies of the DS-11 application, Travel Itinerary and the Letter of Authorization.Failure will cause your order to be delayed.

* Your passport application may be denied if you are in arrears of child support, have been convicted of a felony, or have been notified by the IRS of owing back taxes.
VERY IMPORTANT: * Do not forget to include the required second copies of the DS-11 application, Travel Itinerary and the Letter of Authorization.Failure will c... read more »

  I understand that the U.S. Department of State could suspend my case in the event that my package is incomplete.


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