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Visas are your keys to the World


Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our service and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send an email to:

Tim Shea at or

Cynthia Shea at



My passport is due to expire soon, can I travel now and renew upon return to the U.S.?

Most foreign countries now require at least a 6 month validity on your passport. We can process your renewal as quickly as you need it, even same day if necessary, just let us know. 

I want to apply for my first time passport but cannot locate my birth certificate. Are there any other forms of i.d. that will be acceptable?

No, if you were born in the U.S. you must present a long form certified birth certificate when you apply for your passport. It must be issued by the state or county from where you were born and must list your parents information. You can call 1-800-255-2414 to obtain one.

Does my child require a passport to travel?

Yes, if you are traveling to a country that requires a passport from you, it also pertains to your child regardless of age. Even infants now require passports. Please contact our company prior to travel, one of our passport specialists will be happy to check any passport or visa requirements. Also, we can offer the phone number of any Foreign Consulate or Embassy for you to verify passport or visa information.

How fast can I have my passport issued?

Passportworld's quickest turnaround time is oru Same day Service done in Houston only for 9 Hours.  We have six diferent processing speeds to best suite anyones immediate departures.

My pages are full in my passport, how can I have pages added?

As of January 1, 2016 you can no longer add pages to your passport. Please click the Renew Passport link below.

How can I renew my passport?

You can renew your passport as long as you answer yes to the following questions. Has my passport been expired less than 5 years? Was I 16 or older when my passport was issued? Do I still have that passport? Is my passport still in good condition? (can't be damaged in any way)If you answered yes to all 4 questions you can renew it. Complete form DS-82, 2 new passport photos, Client's Authorization letter, submit a copy of travel plans and submit your original passport. All required forms can be downloaded from this website. 

How can I change the name in my passport?

If your passport was issued within the last 12 months then complete a DS-5504, Amendment form, provide a certified Marriage or Divorce document, or Court document that shows change of name. (must show original court seal) A "Client's Authorization Letter from our company, a copy of your travel plans, & your valid passport. The name change will be inserted onto the amendment page in the back of your passport. You can only amend your passport within 1 year of issuance, after one year your passport must be renewed. 

My passport has been lost or stolen, how can I obtain a new one?

You can apply for your new passport with forms DS-11 and DS-64, certified Birth Certificate, valid Driver's License, 2 new passport photos, our company authorization letter, & a copy of your travel plans. 

Where can I apply for my passport?

Passportworld, LLC can process requests from any state, it makes no difference where you live, as long as you have the correct requirements.

How can I obtain a Birth Certificate?

We highly recommend They can expedite your request in as little as 24 hours in some states.

I was born abroad, what can i show to prove i am a U.S. Citizen?

To obtain your passport you will need to present your Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Form FS-240 provided to your parents at time of your birth from the U.S. Embassy.

I lost my Certificate of Naturalization, what can i do?

You would need to reapply with USCIS directly by filing Form N-565. An appointment and a new biometrics will possibly be required. The Department of State understands this process can take months, so you can request from USCIS directly to write a letter on your behalf stating that you have began the process of applying for your replacement certificate and they must certify that you are a U.S. Citizen. This letter must have an official Government Seal/Notary.