There is no jurisdiction for Passports; American Visa Service can process US Passport applications for anyone.

If you require a Renewal in less than 5 days, please call us before sending your documents.

US Passport Renewals

The information on this page applies to those that need to renew a Passport within 15 years of its issue date or add pages to an existing Passport. If you have a question at any point in the process click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.


Step 1: Gather Documents

The following documents are necessary to fill out the application (see Step 2) and must be shipped to AVS:

  • Expired or expiring Passport

  • 2 current Passport-type photos. You must remove glasses for these photos. Click here for more info =>

  • Proof of departure (required for all applications)
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  • Authorization Letter giving American Visa Service permission to act on your behalf. Click here for more info =>  . Please sign in blue ink and date it for the day AVS will receive it. Click HERE for the letter.

  • DS-82 Form filled out online, printed and signed (see Step 2). The date must be the day AVS will receive it.

  • If the name in your Passport will be changing for any reason (marriage, divorce, etc.), the original Court Document proving the legal change must be included.

  • If you are requesting a Passport Card in addition to a Passport Book, you must use Option 2 under "Place Order" as there are additional fees for a card.

The Passport Agency is requiring that all applications be submitted to them within 5 days of their date. Therefore, you must date the Authorization Letter and DS-82 Application below for the day AVS will receive them; failure to do this may result in having to re-send them. Contact us for details.


Step 2: Complete Application online

 In order for American Visa Service to handle an application it must be made online through the US State Department website. We cannot submit hand-written applications. Please click HERE for a guide to filling out the online application and refer to this pop-up window as you make the application.

Click HERE to start the online application


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 10 or more Business days: $100
Quick Processing — 6 to 9 Business days: $200
Rush Processing —  3 to 5 Business days $300
Urgent Processing —  1 to 2 Business days $400

The Department of State charges $170 in fees for all renewals

If you are requesting Passport Card in addition to a Booklet, please use option 2 below for payment. We charge a service fee of $70 to get the card and the State Department charges an additional $30.

Documents must be shipped to our address:

American Visa Service
Attn: Passports
53 West Jackson
Suite 1226
Chicago, IL  60604

Note: applications rejected by the US State Department for any reason (usually photos that do not meet their requirements) will incur a minimum of an additional $70 fee; we have to re-submit these "suspense cases" which is an additional service.

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
    If you prefer not to place an online order, need multiple Services, or are also requesting a Passport Card use our VISA/PASSPORT ORDER FORM. Complete all information and ship it with all your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport. 
Type: Passport
Country: United States
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
1-2 days-Renew Passport
3 - 5 day Rush-Renew Passport
6 - 9 day Quick-Renew Passport
Regular (10+ days)-Renew Passport

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.