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NEW 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 Government Passport Application Form DS-11.

* Print 2 copies (Single-Sided only).

* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted.

* Ensure bar codes (DS-11 B) are located at the bottom right hand corner of pages 1 & 2.
* Complete Online Government Passport Application Form DS-11. * Print 2 copies (Single-Sided only).* Hand-written applications are NOT accepted. * Ensure bar... read more »

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Passport Photo

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

* No uniforms or headgear, as well as, no white shirt.

* "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 be professionally taken within the past 6 months.* No uniforms or headgear, as well as, no wh... 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.

* Original Naturalization Certificate is acceptable.

* No Hospital Certificates/Abstracts or Photocopies.

* Original(s) will be returned by government.

* A Marriage Certificate or Divorce Decree is required if the last name has changed.

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



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* 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.* Original Naturalizatio... 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,... 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 only be either $170 or $200.

* A Starter 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.
* 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 o... read more »

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Travel Itinerary

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

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

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

* Print Two Copies for your order.
* Most commonly used itineraries are airline, cruise & hotel reservations. * A Business Letter on Original Company Letterhead can be used in lieu of travel iti... read more »

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Call RushMyPassport.com

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

* 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 your documents sealed and shipped via FedEx, please contact our office for a final review. * During this call, you will receive the Letter of... read more »

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Letter of Authorization

* One copy must be included within your sealed documents. An additional copy must be inside your FedEx package.

* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to represent you at the U.S. 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 BEFORE YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION.
* One copy must be included within your sealed documents. An additional copy must be inside your FedEx package.* This Letter gives RushMyPassport permission to... read more »

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Sealed Envelope - Passport Acceptance Agency Visit

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

* The documents will be witnessed, signed & sealed at a Courthouse or local Post Office and returned to you for submission to RushMyPassport.

* For a list of Passport Acceptance Agencies in your area 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. * The documents will be witnessed, signed & sealed at a Courthouse or local Post Offic... read more »

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Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label

* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, along with the Letter of Authorization form.

* 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 U.S. Department of State.
* The Pre-paid Overnight Shipping Label is included in the Step 2 email, along with the Letter of Authorization form.* Print this label and place on the outside... read more »

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Required Second Copies

VERY IMPORTANT:

* Do not forget to include the required second copies of DS-11 application, Letter of Authorization and Travel Itinerary. These items will be included in the FedEx package, along with the sealed envelope from the Passport Acceptance Agent. 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 DS-11 application, Letter of Authorization and Travel Itinerary. These items will be... 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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