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United States Passport

United States Passport

Justin Document Service Inc. is one of the few authorized Passport & Visa Expediting companies authorized to work directly with the US Department of State, Passport Agency.  We have had this privilege for over 25 years.  Our experience and guidance is key to getting you to your destination on time

Citizenship: USA


IMPORTANT PASSPORT AGENCY NEWS MAY 1, 2017

 

As of May 1, 2017, the times for submissions has changed at the passport agency.  ALL PASSPORT AGENCY REQUESTS MUST BE advised to us at least the day before you overnight mail to us, so we can advise procedures and times.

Nothing will be accepted for that day if you have not pre arranged it with us in advance.  The passport will be submitted the following day if not scheduled with us, so the numbers of days to process begin then.   Remember to call us if you need a same day or 24 hr. service, you MUST DO A MANDATORY PRE CHECK with us.


Especially URGENT and RUSH requests should do a pre check  to save time and money.  $45.00 first check will ensure fast processing.

Pre-Check Documents is available.  If you choose to not pre check your documents, and JIDS receives your documents with errors, you will be charged for a representative to assist you with corrections.
Concierge Service is available for this country

As of May 1, 2017, the times for submissions has changed at the passport agency.  ALL PASSPORT AGENCY REQUESTS MUST BE advised to us at least the day before you overnight mail to us, so we can advise procedures and times.  Appointments are not guaranteed.

Nothing will be accepted for that day if you have not pre arranged it with us in advance.  The passport will be submitted the following day if not scheduled with us, so the numbers of days to process begin then.   Remember to call us if you need a same day or 24 hr. service, you MUST DO A MANDATORY PRE CHECK with us.


Please note these visa requirements are for US citizens only. If you are not a US citizen please contact our office at (914) 592-2760.


Change your name in your current US passport

You are here because your name in your current passport needs to be changed.


Same day service is available by appointment only, however we can provide 24 hr. (two business day) and rush services, call us to see whats available to you.


Name Changes Eligibility

If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered change of name, you will need to apply for a new passport. The process and cost depend on how long it has been since your passport was issued.

If your passport was renewed AFTER the date your legal documents were issued you will be required to follow DS-11 RULES for first time passport again,

EXAMPLE : You were married 2015, and in 2018 you renewed your passport in the same name that is in your book, then in 2019 you decide you want to start using your married name ,or you want to take out your middle initial (whatever the reason). It is more than a year since you were married and now you need to do the DS-11 form. There are many different circumstances.

Please call our representatives ,so your unique situation can be discussed before you sent in the documents to us.


If less than one year has passed since your passport was issued:

  • Expedited fee of $60.00

 

011_yes-128Application Form DS-5504

Must be done ONLINE ,completed,printed and signed.

  • When filling in application online DO NOT ADD ANY MAILING FEES in the delivery field on application.  Check standard free.
  • Verify that your completed application displays a bar code in the upper left-hand corner and at the bottom of each page.  Will not be accepted if this is cut off.
  • Emergency contact must be filled in on application even though there is not a asterisk near it on application.  It is mandatory.

011_yes-128Your current passport

 

011_yes-128Your original or certified name change document (no photocopies or notarized copies)

011_yes-128Photo Requirement

Applicant must submit (1) color, passport style 2 x 2 photograph.The photos must be recent within 6 months, and not the same photo as in the passport or used for any other passport.

See digital image requirements: Passport Photo Requirements.

011_yes-128Proof of Travel within 14 days (one of the following):

Confirmed copy of flight itinerary from the travel agent or airline. With your name and record locator number.

Copy of plane ticket or E-confirmation from an airline or travel company showing departure from the U.S. and arrival/departure to and from your visa destination.    Acceptable with a valid record locator number.

A letter on business letterhead paper, addressed to the US Department of State, detailing your upcoming international travel dates and signed by your employer.  The passport agency prefers flight itinerary.  If you use this letter you may be asked for additional documents.

 

 011_yes-128Letter of Authorization: Click for Letter of Authorization (this letter allows Just-In Document Service, Inc. to expedite your passport application.)

SIGNATURE MUST MATCH EXACTLY AS IN PASSPORT


011_yes-128For Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fee

please refer to our pricing page or call us (914) 592-2760


If more than one year has passed since your passport was issued, and you are eligible to use Form DS-82*:

*Form DS-82 Eligibility

You are eligible to use Form DS-82 only if:

  • You can submit your most recently issued passport;
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued;
  • Your most recent passport was issued less than 15 years ago;
  • Your most recent passport has not been lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated; and
  • You use the same name as on your most recent passport, or have had your name changed by marriage or court order, and can submit proper documentation to reflect the name change.

011_yes-128Expedited fee of $170.00

011_yes-128Application Form DS-82  

Must be done ONLINE ,completed,printed and signed.

  • Hand written forms will not be accepted.
  • DS82 or DS 11 , see which form you are eligible for.
  • When filling in application online DO NOT ADD ANY MAILING FEES in the delivery field on application.  Check standard free.
  • Verify that your completed application displays a bar code in the upper left-hand corner and at the bottom of each page.  Will not be accepted if this is cut off.
    • Double sided applications not accepted
  • Emergency contact must be filled in on application even though there is not a asterisk near it on application.  It is mandatory.

 

011_yes-128Your current signed passport

 

011_yes-128Your original or certified name change document (no photocopies or notarized copies)

 

011_yes-128Photo Requirement Applicant must submit (1) color, passport style 2 x 2 photograph.The photos must be recent within 6 months, and not the same photo as in the passport or used for any other passport.See digital image requirements: Passport Photo Requirements.

 

011_yes-128Letter of Authorization:SIGNATURE MUST MATCH EXACTLY AS IN PASSPORT

  • Click for Letter of Authorization (this letter allows Just-In Document Service, Inc. to expedite your passport application.
  • Please read the statements with the CHECK BOXES, the first two authorize us to help you, if you choose to tick the third box, you are not authorizing us and the passport office will not accept.

 


011_yes-128Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fees

please see our pricing page or call us at (914) 592-2760 for more details.


If your passport has expired more than 5 years you are not eligible to use Form DS-82 and must use DS-11

  • Expedited fee of $195.00
  • You must submit Form DS-11 in person at an Acceptance Facility along with your evidence of U.S. citizenship,  your original or certified name change document (no photocopies or notarized copies), a valid ID and photocopy of that ID, a color passport photo, and all applicable fees.  Do not sign until asked to do so.
  • and see all above documents listed

011_yes-128Register with the US Embassy in the countries you will visit.

Give yourself peace of mind !

Simply fill out this form STEP FORM

and let JIDS will do it for you $20.00

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency. Read more…..

011_yes-128Fees & Processing for a U.S. Citizen

Options: Passport Agency Fee for any application

1/$ company check or money order with the name and date of birth written in the memo field of check, payable to US DEPARTMENT OF STATE.  Varies by which form you are eligible for.

2/ Just-In Document Service, Inc can issue a check for you and charge your credit card $ 8.00 check writing fee and 5.7% processing fee.


011_yes-128Just-In Document Service, Inc. service fees

please see our pricing page or call us at (914) 592-2760 for more details.

011_yes-128Return Shipping fees:

  • Federal Express starting at $29.95 for priority Weekday Delivery based on zip code.Special Deliveries of Federal Express VARY (Ex. SATURDAY DELIVERY OR 8AM DELIVERY, call for rates).RESIDENT home deliveries are an additional $3.00 to have signature required.SIGNATURE OR NO SIGNATURE must be selected.
  • You can include a printed air bill to avoid additional charges.  Account numbers without air bill will be charged $5.00.

If you follow our instructions on this site, and overnight your documents to us or visit our office, we will hand deliver your passport request directly to the US Department of State for processing.  We wait on line , so you do not have to, then we pick everything up when it is ready for collection.  Once ready you have options for the return of your passport.  You can come into out office for pickup, use a overnight carrier or perhaps if you are local, you would prefer a messenger service to hand deliver them to you.


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