How does this service work?
When you place an order with us, you are placing an order to use our courier services to expedite your passport or visa application. We will hand carry your application, photos and supporting documentation to a passport agency office, embassy or consulate where we have been granted guaranteed daily availability.
What happens after I place an order on the website?
Shortly after you sign up, we will contact you over the phone to confirm your order details and schedule your reservation in our system. At this time we will also send you a checklist and a prepaid, overnight FedEx label for you to print and use to send your documents to us (unless you choose to drop off your documents at one of our main or courier offices). If a FedEx label is provided, the address will depend on the service that you order and how fast you need the service done. We have offices in multiple cities and work with multiple passport agencies.
What about passport or travel visa photos?
You still need to have passport photos taken, they will be sent to us via FedEx with the label we provide to you along with the rest of your documents. We recommend getting your passport photos done at CVS, Walgreens or any passport photo authorized location.
Who is Fast Passport Center?
Fast Passport Center is a private company based out of Washington, D.C. with courier offices located in most major cities including: New York City, Houston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Miami, Aurora and Chicago. We have processed well in excess of 100,000 passport and visa applications. Fast Passport Center has the experience and capacity to accurately process your application in a timely manner. As a registered courier with the U.S. Department of State, we have been granted daily, GUARANTEED expediting slots by the individual passport agencies to process passport applications. With 20 years of experience, our staff and couriers are able to guide you patiently through a passport application process to ensure that this experience for you will be fast and easy!
Can I go on a cruise without a passport and just my birth certificate?
Federal law requires all citizens of the United States to have a passport prior to boarding a cruise ship. It also benefits you to have one if you plan to get off of the ship and make landfall as you would not be able to do so if you did not have a passport. Passport cards is a cheaper options but are only allowed for travel by sea or land to Canada, Mexico and a few Caribbean islands.
What is passport expediting?
To expedite a passport mean to rush or increase the speed in which a passport is processed. Fast Passport Center is a passport expeditor, meaning specialize in rush passport and visa services.
I have a life or death emergency overseas and need a passport. What should I do?
Although we are able to help process a certain number of passports each day within 7 hours, you would need to drop off and pick up your passport at one of our locations to obtain it the same day. If not, we use FedEx same day services which would add an extra day onto your order. Contact us immediately at 877-253-0084 for more details.
Why is your service fee much cheaper than the other companies I have found?
Fast Passport Center is a registered and approved to expedite passports and visas at various passport agencies, embassies and consulates. In another words, there are no middlemen or hidden fees. With that said, we do have a very limited availability which normally fills up each day so make sure you place your order quickly. We often have customers call us one day for information only to wait a bit then return to find that spot they desired had already been filled by another client. Once you place an order, you are guaranteed that spot even if it is not for emergency travel.
How much does a U.S. passport cost?
The cost of your U.S. passport will depend on the type of passport you request and how quickly you need it. Our fee listed on the website ($45-$245) is on top of the government fee. For an adult Passport Renewal, New Passport, Lost Passport or a Damaged Passport the government fee is $170. The government fee for a under 16 years of age trying to obtain a new Child Passport or to replace a Lost Passport is $140. If you want to do a Name Change on your passport then the government fee is only $60 but your passport has to be less than a year old. If not, you need to complete the Passport Renewal process which will allow you to change your name.
How much does a travel visa cost?
It depends on the country you are planning to visit. Each country has a different consular fee. Please visa the Travel Visa section and choose the country you wish to visit.
Who should maintain a valid U.S. passport?
Passport Services recommends that the following U.S. citizens maintain valid U.S. passports. Those:
with family living or traveling abroad
thinking about a vacation abroad, or
with a job that could require international travel.
In the event of an emergency involving a family member abroad, a short-notice airfare bargain, or an unexpected business trip, already having a valid U.S. passport will save time, money and stress.
I need a passport however, I lost my naturalization certificate but I have a copy of it, what do I do?
You will need to contact the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to get a replacement. The Passport Agency requires all passport applicants to send in original documents to show proof of citizenship. Please take note that the replacement process can take a few weeks.
Why can't I just send my new passport application without having to visit an acceptance agent?
All new, lost/stolen, damaged, & child passport applicants are required by the Passport Agency to have each person and their documents executed (verified, stamped and sealed) by an authorized passport acceptance Agency. The acceptance agent also has to witness the signing of the passport application. Acceptance Agents are normally located at most Post Offices, courthouses or other government buildings. We will locate a facility for you when you sign up which does not require an appointment.