• Copy of US birth certificate with both parents' names or Certificate of Naturalization
  • Copy of valid driver's license or state-issued ID (front & back)
  • 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)
  • AVS Order Form (click here to download)

    AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

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.

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS

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.

FEES

*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 3: RECEIVE FINAL APPLICATION PACKET

NEW U.S. PASSPORT FOR ADULTS

Use this procedure if:

  • You are over 18 (if you are between 16-18 years of age, go to the Passports for 16-18yr Olds Procedure)
  • You are over 18 years of age and had a passport valid for 5 years issued to you as a minor
  • Have never had a U.S. Passport before
  • Your U.S. Passport was issued more than 15 years ago

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.


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

AVS Service Fees
1-2 DAY PROCESS

Document review & preparation only

$50.00

Document review, preparation, tracking & status update assistance

$100.00