AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

  • Copy of US birth certificate with both parents' names or Certificate of Citizenship
  • Copy of damaged passport (it will not be returned to you)
  • Copy of valid I.D. of both parents (front & back of driver's licenses or state-issued IDs)
  • Two passport size photos 2"X 2" (must be taken within last 2-3 months), cannot wear glasses
  • One Application DS-11 (click here to download)
  • Statement from both parents explaining how the child's passport was damaged      
  • Application DS-3053 (click here to download). This form is required only if both parents cannot visit the post office. The parent who cannot go to the post office must fill out this form. 
  • AVS Order Form (click here to donwload)

FEES

DAMAGED U.S. PASSPORT FOR MINORS

Please note, the damaged passport will not be returned to you.


Use this procedure if:

  • Your child is under the age of 16
  • Your child's passport's binding is coming apart
  • The information page of your child's passport is damaged (photo is not clearly visible, barcode is damaged)
  • Your child's passport was washed with laundry, chewed by a pet, used as a coloring book, etc.​
AVS Service Fees
1-2 DAY PROCESS

Document review & preparation only

$50.00

Document review, preparation, tracking & status update assistance

$100.00

STEP 3: RECEIVE FINAL APPLICATION PACKET

STEP 2: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW- DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

COVID-19 UPDATE:  AS OF 09/28/2020 US STATE DEPARTMENT RESUMED EXPEDITED PROCESSING FOR PASSPORT APPLICATIONS. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR PROCESSING. IT WILL TAKE 4-6 WEEKS TO COMPLETE.

WE CAN HELP YOU PREPARE ALL PAPERWORK TO HELP MINIMIZE A CHANCE OF MISTAKES AND REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION. FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO START PROCESSING YOUR PASSPORT NOW USING EXPEDITED PROCESS. YOU WILL BE MAILING YOUR PAPERWORK DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT FROM THE POST OFFICE. AMERICAN VISA SERVICE IS ONLY ABLE TO ASSIST WITH DOCUMENT PREPARATION. PLEASE NOTE: EXPEDITED PROCESSING WILL STILL TAKE 4-6 WEEKS.

Our passport specialists will e-mail your final application packet with instructions on where to go, how much to pay and how to track your application.

E-MAIL COPIES OF ALL DOCUMENTS LISTED IN STEP 1 TO INFO@AVSCHICAGO.COM

Our passport specialists will review copies of your paperwork and will prepare final application packet for you.

*Please note that American Visa Service will not be able to get involved after your original documents are mailed to the National Passport Processing Center or contact the Passport Processing Center on your behalf. If additional documents or information is requested by the government and you need assistance in understanding the communications, putting together additional paperwork and submitting, additional fees will apply.

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS