Second Passports

Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy. Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices, or handheld gaming devices.  Effective immediately, the Embassy Local Guard Force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers. Please make arrangements to leave large devices elsewhere before arriving at the U.S. Embassy to avoid inconveniences. 

Save time. Complete your passport application online before coming to the Embassy.

According to the longstanding policy of the Department of State, no U.S. citizen should be issued more than one valid U.S. passport except under exceptional circumstances specifically authorized by the Department. Applications for second passports are reviewed by Department of State officials in Washington D.C. on a case-by-case basis. If second passport applications are not approved, the application fee is forfeited. No refunds are available. Unlike regular U.S. passports which are valid for ten years, second passports are only valid for four years.

How to apply for a second passport

Step 1Schedule an appointment: Appointments are required for all routine consular services. To make, change, or cancel an appointment, please visit the American Citizen Services Appointment System. Please schedule separate appointments for each person applying for a consular service.

Step 2Complete Passport Application Form DS-82 (PDF 88KB) You can complete the form in one of three ways: 1) type your information into the online form and print the completed form; 2) print the form from the Internet and complete in pen; or 3) pick up the form in the consular waiting room and complete before your interview. We strongly recommend completing your application before coming to the Embassy.

Step 3 – Come in for your appointment. Before setting out for your appointment, please review the Embassy’s security regulations. Please arrive at the Embassy 30 minutes before your scheduled interview time. Allot a minimum of two hours from the time you arrive at the Embassy to complete the interview process.

Step 4 – Submit Passport Application Form DS-82 and the following documents:

Your valid regular U.S. passport If renewing a second passport, please bring both your regular passport and your second passport.

One (1) 2” x 2” color passport photo (see passport photo requirements) You can take passport photos at the photo booth in the consular waiting area for S$10.00. Please bring exact change as the photo machine only accepts Singapore ten dollar notes and our cashier cannot provide change. Alternately, the photo studios listed here can take U.S. passport photos.

An official company letter on company letterhead providing a detailed description of the applicant’s need for a second passport, specifically addressing the following points:

  • Job title of the applicant and why that position requires frequent international travel;
  • The destinations to which the applicant will be traveling as well as the duration and frequency of those travels;
  • Examples of restrictive entry policies, short visa validity periods, or prolonged delays in foreign visa processing that prohibit the applicant from traveling as needed for his/her duties.
  • Signed by an authorized representative of the company listing the full name and title of the signor.

A written statement from the applicant stating why he/she needs a second passport and providing specific examples of how restrictive entry policies, short visa validity periods, or prolonged delays in foreign visa processing have caused or could cause him/her professional or personal hardship. The letter template can be found here.

Step 5 – Pay the non-refundable passport fees: Second passport applications cost $110 USD.  We accept most major credit cards (charged in US$, foreign transaction fees may apply) or Singapore dollars. We DO NOT accept U.S. dollars, personal checks, debit cards, travelers’ checks, or payment by NETS.  Please note: passport fees are non-refundable processing fees retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Step 6 – Collection: If your second passport application is deemed complete by the interviewing consular officer, your application will be sent to the Department of State for review. You will be notified in approximately two weeks from the date of submission whether or not your application has been approved. If approved, you will be instructed on how to collect your passport at the Embassy. Expedited passport processing is not available. Please schedule travel plans accordingly.

Collection times: Monday – Wednesday and Friday, 08:30 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 15:00

No collection on Thursdays, public holidays, or on other administrative closures. Don’t waste a trip! Please check the Embassy website for consular closure dates.