Thanks to the Internet, it is now possible to obtain a copy of your passport online. Just imagine the convenience of that. You do not have to wait in long lines, no need to miss your appointments or struggle with monstrous traffic just to get across town.
With the U.S. government authorizing third party processors and service companies in expediting passports, you can easily obtain a copy of your passport from your home or office. Such services are strictly regulated and monitored by the U.S. State Department so you can be assured that the process and your transactions with them are safe.
In order to make sure that your online application is as efficient as possible, here are the important instructions that you need to follow.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
- Proof of citizenship
- Passport photographs
Gather your documentations and paperwork. Specifically, you need to produce proof of citizenship. Any one of the following will do: previously issued passport, birth certificate, naturalization certificate or certificate of citizenship.
Prepare two identical passport size photos. The photos should have been taken within the past six months.
You need to complete two copies of a letter of authorization. The online passport service will provide a download link for you for the authorization letter. Simply print the online copy and fill out the form.
Once you have your paperwork, you pay the online passport service. There are several service options available, including next day service, urgent service or budget service.
Issue a check to pay for the government fees. Make sure that the check is payable to the U.S. Department of State and not to the online passport service company.
Put your paperwork, photos and check into a parcel and mail it to the passport service company. For faster delivery, the online passport service usually recommends a courier service such as FedEx or UPS.