AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

*** The service fees are non-refundable. Due to the high volume of applications being processed, the processing times may be changed by the Passport Agency. AMERICAN VISA SERVICE is not responsible for processing delays within US Department of State or shipping delays. AMERICAN VISA SERVICE is NOT a government agency. By mailing your paperwork to AMERICAN VISA SERVICE for processing, you confirm that you reviewed our website and agree to all rules and prices listed on our website.

STEP 4: MAIL YOUR SEALED ENVELOPE & REMAINING DOCUMENTS TO OUR OFFICE ADDRESS BELOW WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR POST OFFICE APPOINTMENT

  • Original US birth certificate with both parents' names issued by the state, NOT the hospital
  • Copy of valid I.D. of both parents (front & back of in-state driver's licenses or state-issued IDs) -originals will be shown at the post office
  • One Application DS-11 (fill out online)- this form must be filled out online. All hand-written applications will be suspended
  • One Application DS-64 (fill out online)- this form will be part of the new passport application
  • Letter of Authorization (click here to download)- this form must be included inside your sealed envelope. If not, your paperwork will be suspended and it will take considerably longer to process your passport. Both parents must sign this form and put (mother) and (father) next to their signatures.
  • 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 and notarize this form. 
  • Personal check for $160.00 if you are applying for a passport book only OR $175.00 if you are applying for a passport book AND passport card. Make check payable to "US DEPARTMENT OF STATE"
  • Copy of itinerary showing international flights within 14 days of the post office appointment (must include the child's & at least one parent's name). If you do not have an itinerary, please call 312-922-8860 or email us: info@avschicago.com

Use this procedure if:

  • Your child is under 16 years of age
  • Your child's US Passport was stolen, lost or misplaced 
  • Both parents AND the child will need to visit their local post office that can do a HAND CARRY PROCEDURE. If one parent cannot appear, they must provide a notarized form DS-3053 and a copy of their ID used for notarization.
  • Most post offices require scheduled appointments after Covid. Click here to schedule your appointment.
  • Bring all documents listed in Step 1 to the post office.
  • When you arrive at the post office, ask for the clerk who deals with passports.
  • Tell the post office clerk that you are doing a HAND CARRY PROCEDURE.
  • Post office clerk will witness parents' signatures, verify your identities and will seal all documents in one envelope. You will be charged $35 or $50 (if you need to take photos) for this procedure.
  • UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW THE POST OFFICE CLERK TO MAIL YOUR ENVELOPE DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL PASSPORT CENTER. YOU MUST WALK OUT OF THE POST OFFICE WITH YOUR SEALED ENVELOPE!

STEP 2: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND VISIT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE

  • We must receive your sealed envelope with 24 hours of your post office appointment or it will become invalid. 

AMERICAN VISA SERVICE 
53 W. JACKSON BLVD, STE 1226
CHICAGO IL 60604
Tel: 312-922-8860

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

STEP 3: FILL OUT REMAINING DOCUMENTS & CALCULATE FEES (AVS Service Fee + Shipping Fee)

LOST U.S. PASSPORT FOR MINORS

AVS Service Fees
7-10 BUSINESS DAYS PROCESS
4-6 BUSINESS DAYS PROCESS

Price per application

$250.00
$450.00
Shipping Fees  
FedEx Overnight Return
    FedEx 2 Day Return   


$40.00
$30.00

FEES

  • One Letter of Authorization (click here to download)- we ask to you fill out an additional form in case the passport agency requests one.
  • AVS Order form (click here to download)
  • Please put the additional letter or authorization and AVS Order form on top of your sealed envelope.