AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

NEW U.S. PASSPORT FOR TEENS

** The service fees are non-refundable, once your reservation is confirmed. Due to the high volume of applications being processed, the processing times may be changed by the Passport Agency. IVS is not responsible for processing delays within US Department of State or shipping delays. IVS is NOT a government agency.

AVS Service Fees
4-8 BUSINESS DAYS PROCESS

Price per application

$650.00*

STEP 3: VISIT YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE

  • Your paperwork will be reviewed and your will be contacted by one of our agents.
  • We will provide all required paperwork for your new passport BY EMAIL along with SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS on how to print, sign and where to mail your originals. DO NOT MAIL ORIGINALS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR RESERVATION CONFIRMATION.
  • We will provide a confirmation of your reservation and a specific date when your documents can be submitted for processing. Once the date is reserved, your credit card will be charged for the total amount and the service fee becomes non-refundable. Receipt will be provided for your records.
  • You must follow instructions provided by our agents. Failure to follow instructions can result in cancellation of your reservation. Service fee is non- refundable.
  • Please allow 24 hours for review and confirmation.

FEES

STEP 2: RESERVATION CONFIRMATION

STEP 1: EMAIL COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS TO INITIATE YOUR RESERVATION TO INFO@AVSCHICAGO.COM

  • We must receive your sealed envelope during the time frame specified in your reservation confirmation.
  • For applicants of 16 & 17 years of age, at least one parent needs to appear at the post office. Applicants who already turned 18, can go to the post office without parents.
  • Before you can mail your originals to us, a special procedure needs to be done at your local post office. It's called HAND-CARRY PROCEDURE.
  • Appointments are required at most post offices due to Covid restrictions. We will help you make an appointment and confirm your availability.
  • A special post office clerk will need to witness your signature and seal all of your documents in one envelope.
  • Once your paperwork is sealed, it will be valid for maximum of 5 business days. We'll need to receive your sealed envelope and submit it to the passport agency within those 5 days. Because it's a time-sensitive procedure, a lot of planning & coordination will be required. Our agents will be communicating with you throughout the whole process, so we can all stay on the same page and you'll know exactly what to expect. 
  • Missing your post office appointment or doing hand carry procedure too early or later can result in cancellation of your reservation. Service fee is non-refundable.

*Government fee of $170.00 & post office fee of $35.00 are not included in the AVS Service fees and must be paid at the post office at the time of your appointment.

Once your child will turn 16 years of age, they will be applying for a new passport as an adult and will be signing their own application forms. This procedure is similar to new passport procedure for adults with couple of minor changes. All details are listed below.

Use this procedure if:

  • You are 16-18 years of age
  • You had a passport that was issued for 5 years and submit it with your paperwork
  • Copy of US birth certificate with both parents' names issued by the state, NOT the hospital
  • Copy of applicant's driver's license or student ID (front & back)
  • Copy of parent's ID (front & back) who will go to the post office with the teen (for applicants who are 16 or 17 old)
  • One Application DS-11 (click here to download)
  • AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of itinerary showing international flights

READ THIS FIRST!  


  • Your travel date must be after August 8
  • To qualify for this procedure you MUST use the instructions below EXACTLY as written
  • Reservation for each submission must be made & confirmed by our agents PRIOR to mailing your originals to us. We will NOT honor requests mailed to our office without prior reservation
  • Do not call our office to make a reservation on the phone, it can only be done by following directions below
  • All reservations will be first-come first-serve
  • Once your reservation is confirmed, the service fee is non-refundable
  • We will not be able to accommodate all requests due to the limited number of applications that can be submitted daily. As processing capacity expands, we will update our website with additional options.
Shipping Fees   
FedEx Overnight Return


$40.00

STEP 4: SEND YOUR SEALED ENVELOPE TO THE ADDRESS PROVIDED IN YOUR RESERVATION CONFIRMATION