U.S. Passport Renewal

a1-passport-instructionsImportant Notice

At the present time all commercial passport and visa services are unable to perform “Emergency passport services” until further notice from the Washington Passport Agency.


Requirements for Adult Passport Renewal

  • One fully completed application form DS82. this link will take you to the state departments website to complete and print your application. Please note that your application must be completed online. Hand written forms are not accepted.
  • Important tip – When asked how you would like to be contacted, please choose “EMAIL” to save time; the government will send you an email in case of any issues with your documents.

We can assist if you cannot complete your application online. Please email the completed handwritten application, we’ll complete and email it back to you so you can print, sign and send the original with your other documents.

  • One US passport type photo size 2 X 2 taken within the past 60 days.
  • Original expired or expiring passport along with any passport cards that may have been issued to you. Your expired passport and the card will be returned to you. if you cannot produce your passport card, you must complete application form DS64 and send a signed copy with your paperwork. Note that if you have lost your passport card, you’ll need to go through the same process as a new passport needing to execute your signature on your application.
  • One fully completed order form for A1 Passport and Visa Express.
  • The passport fee is $190 and the A1 service fee. The cost of passport card is an additional fee of $30. We accept check, money order and all major credit cards as well as debit cards.
  • Once ready, your passport will be mailed directly to your home address on your application form via regular mail. If you wish to receive your passport via USPS priority overnight, you should add a fee of $19.53 to the total cost of your passport.
  • Prior to shipping please contact us so that we can follow up and ensure delivery. Please use FedEx if at all possible and mark it “No signature required” in case that they deliver before we get to our office, that way the delivery person will slide your package under the door, it is perfectly safe to do so.

Shipping address:

A1 Passport & Visa Express
1012 14th St NW, #630
Washington, DC. 20005
(202) 639 1500

In order to streamline the U.S. passport renewal process, it is best to complete Step 1 and gather all of the documents before calling our office. Please contact us here with any questions. When you have everything listed under Step 1, we can smoothly guide you through the rest of the process.

Step 1: Collect Documents

Expired or Expiring U.S. Passport book and card

Your expired or expiring passport should be submitted along with your Passport Card if you have been previously issued one in the past. Whether you are in need of a new passport card or not you’ll need  send in the card so that the passport agency may cancel and return the canceled card back to you. In case that you have lost your passport card, you must complete the following application DS-64 and you’ll need to go through the same process similar to applying for a new passport which requires executing your signature on your application at one of the passport acceptance facilities. You are required to make an appointment via WWW.USPS.COM this link takes you to: DS64 Statement of Lost or Stolen Passport

Fill out this form online and choose “create form” to view the completed application to be printed. Ignore the fees at this time also note that if you push “preview button” you won’t be able to print your application, you must click “Next” and then “create form” at the bottom of that page. Please print 2 copies of application DS-82.

2 Inches by 2 Inches on a white background- Please click above to see the photo instruction

  • Download, complete and sign two Letter of Authorization
  • Please print and sign 2 copies. This allows our company to act on the applicant’s behalf.
  • Important: Check the first two boxes only, be sure to put in today’s date and not our date of birth, also write “A1 Passport and Visa Express” in the “Courier Company Name” field.
  • Please watch our YouTube video if you need clarification.

Download and print the order form for A1 Passport

  • Please indicate your travel date on this form so we know what service you are requesting. Page 2 contains the credit card authorization to charge you for our services. Please remember to write your credit card billing address including the zip.

Note on travel reservation: The travel itinerary is not mandatory but include it if you have one, this shows that you are committed to travel soon.

Step 2: Fees

U.S. Department of State : Government Fee

Price: $190 for passport book and $30 for passport card

A1 Passport : Passport Service Fees

Service TypePriceProcessing Time
Emergency 1 day**Please Call for availability24 hours service
Urgent*$3995-7 business days
Rush$2994-6 Weeks processing
USPS priority shipping fee$21.361-2 day delivery

**By appointment only
*Must call first

A fee of $5 check writing/money order will be added to all passport or visa fees.

Note: All processing times are measured in business days and begin from the day of submission to the passport agency, NOT the day we receive your documents. All slots are subject to availability. For prompt processing, please call our office before sending your documents.

Calculate: Gov. passport fee($190) + A1 Service Fee + Government USPS priority shipping charge ($21.36) Amount Due: $211.36

Notice: All credit card payments are subject to 3% processing fee

Step 3: Shipping and checklist

Place the following documents in a FedEx Envelope

Final Checklist:

  1. Expired or Expiring Passport
  2. Completed and signed Passport Application (DS-82)
  3. One Passport Photograph
  4. Two completed and signed Letters of Authorization
  5. One (two-page) Order Form for A-1 Passport
  6. Copy of Travel Itinerary/Reservations (only for emergency 24 hour service when available)
  7. Government fee, service service fee for A1’s service, and the shipping fee

Call us at 202-639-1500 and indicate you are processing an Expedited Passport from the Internet.

We recommend that you use FedEx as a safe means of overnight shipping. We will return your passport to you the same way.

Ship To:

A1 Passport & Visa Express
1012 14th St NW, #630
Washington, DC. 20005
Tel: (202) 639 1500

Click here to find FedEx locations

Important Notice: A1 Passport & Visa Express is a non-government service company that acts only as an agent and cannot accepts responsibility for any services provided by the Washington Passport Agency or in connection to issuance of a passports, delays, and loss of passport or other material including delivery of passport by USPS or other shipping services. Damage compensation is not available from A1 Passport and Visa Express or the passport agency.