Passport Services

Important:

Money Order Fee - Effective, October 4, 2017, for all visa and passport services that require money orders, USCCC will charge a $1.20 money order fee.  

 

The Passport Office will be closed on October 9.

 

Please review our FAQs section for information on completing passport services application forms and for a list of common mistakes made when completing the forms. 

 

New Passport Requirements:

For new passports, the applicant must appear in person.

1. Assemble ALL of the documents below and go to your local Acceptance Agent (usually U.S. Postal Service and County Clerk’s Offices have a passport acceptance office).

- A certified official United States Birth Certificate (Texas and California “Abstract” birth certificates not accepted) or naturalization certificate

​- Completed and Printed Application Form (DS-11). The application MUST be filled out electronically at: https://pptform.state.gov/.   Handwritten forms are not accepted.


Instructions on how to fill the application form electronically:      

  • Agree to the privacy disclaimer. On the next page, click on “Apply Online”

  • Enter all information requested from the U.S. Department of State

  • On the summary of fee page, check only the $60 expedited fee and passbook fee and click submit

  • Click “Create Form” and print out the form that will open as a PDF. 

  • Print out form

  • Do not sign application until you are in front of an agent   

 

    - Two Recent Passport-Style Color Photos - You CANNOT wear glasses in the photo.

    - Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

    - Photocopy of a Valid Driver’s License or State ID Card

    - A Check or Money Order to “US Department of State” for the amount of $170.00. Write your date of birth

    on the government payment. A fee of $25.00 is paid to the agent and may be paid in cash.

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    - Two Authorization Letters (Please contact our office to receive the authorization letter form)

     

2. Tell the Acceptance Agent you intend to use “HAND-CARRY SERVICES”

3. The Acceptance Agent will take all documents. Sign the application in front of the agent. The Acceptance Agent will seal all the documents in a “security envelope.”

4. Send us the sealed envelope. If the Acceptance Agent sealed both authorization letters in the envelope, make sure to sign another letter and send it with the sealed envelope. Also send us the fee schedule. (Download)

For more details on the new passport requirements, please contact our office so we can email you our application package.​

Passport Renewal Requirements:

In order to renew a passport, the passport must be undamaged, issued when you were 16 years old or older, issued within the last 15 years, and issued with your current name. If your passport does not meet the passport renewal requirements, then you must apply for a new passport. Send us all of the following documents.

​1. Most recent U.S. Passport

 

2. Completed and Signed Application Form (DS-82). The application must be filled out electronically at

    https://pptform.state.gov/.

Instructions on how to fill the application form electronically:

  • Agree to the privacy disclaimer. On the next page, click on “Apply Online”

  • Enter all information requested from the U.S. Department of State

  • On the summary of fee page, check only the $60 expedited fee and passbook fee and click submit

  • Click “Create Form” and print out the form that will open as a PDF.

3. Two Recent Passport-Style Color Photos - You CANNOT wear glasses in the photo.

4. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

5. Two Authorization Letters (Please contact our office to receive the authorization letter form)

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6. Fee Schedule (Download)

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For more details on the passport renewal requirements, please email us and we will send you our application package.

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Lost or Stolen Passport Requirements:

For lost or stolen passports, the applicant must appear in person.

1. Assemble ALL of the documents below and go to your local Acceptance Agent (usually U.S. Postal Service and County Clerk’s Offices have a passport acceptance office).

    - A certified official United States Birth Certificate (Texas and California “Abstract” birth certificates not 

    accepted) or naturalization certificate

    - Completed and Printed Application Form (DS-11). The application must be filled out electronically at:

    https://pptform.state.gov/.

    Instructions on how to fill the application form electronically:

           - Agree to the privacy disclaimer. On the next page, click on “Apply Online”

           - Enter all information requested from the U.S. Department of State

           - On the summary of fee page, check only the $60 expedited fee and passbook fee and click submit

           - Click “Create Form” and print out the form that will open as a PDF. DO NOT SIGN THE 

           APPLICATION UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF AN AGENT.

      - Two Recent Passport-Style Color Photos​ - You CANNOT wear glasses in photo.

      - Completed and Signed DS-64 Lost Passport Statement. The lost passport statement must be filled out

      in black ink (download or click this link: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/212245.pdf).

      - Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket 

      - Photocopy of a Valid Driver’s License or State ID Card

      - A Check or Money Order to “US Department of State” for the amount of $170.00. Write your date of  

      birth on the government payment. A fee of $25.00 is paid to the agent and may be paid in cash.

      - Two Authorization Letters (Please contact our office to receive the authorization letter form)

2. Tell the Acceptance Agent you intend to use “HAND-CARRY SERVICES"

3. The Acceptance Agent will take all documents. Sign the application in front of the agent. The Acceptance Agent will seal all the documents in a “security envelope.”

4. Send us the sealed envelope. If the Acceptance Agent sealed both authorization letters in the envelope, make sure to sign another letter and send it with the sealed envelope. Also send us the fee schedule. (Download)

For more details on the lost or stolen passport requirements, please email us and we will send you our application package.

Second Passport Requirements:

U.S. passport holders who travel frequently overseas can apply for a second passport. A second passport allows you to travel with one passport while the other is being processed for visas and other travel documentation. A second passport is also recommended for those who travel to Israel and to Arab countries. The second passport will only be valid for two years. Send us all of the following documents.

1. Existing U.S. Passport

2. Completed and Signed Application Form (DS-82). The application must be filled out electronically at:

    https://pptform.state.gov/.

    Instructions on how to fill the application form electronically:

           - Agree to the privacy disclaimer. On the next page, click on “Apply Online”

           - Enter all information requested from the U.S. Department of State

           - On the summary of fee page, check only the $60 expedited fee and passbook fee and click submit

           - Click “Create Form” and print out the form that will open as a PDF.

3. Two Recent Passport-Style Color Photos. It must not be the same passport photo as the original

    passport photo.  You CANNOT wear glasses in the photo.

4. Second Passport Request Form (download)

5. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

6. Photocopy of a Valid Driver’s License or State ID Card

7. Two Authorization Letters (Please contact our office to receive the authorization letter form)

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8. Fee Schedule (Download)

For more details on the second passport requirements, please email us and we will send you our application package.

 

Other Passport Services

Damaged Passport -

If your passport is still valid and has been damaged, then a damaged passport application is required. Applicants must appear in person at the local Acceptance Agent to obtain a new passport.

For more details about the requirements for a damaged passport, please contact our office at 312-368-9911 or info@usccc.org.

Child Passport -

For minors under the age of 16 must apply in person. All minors regardless of age must have their own passport while traveling internationally. The applicant and both parents must appear in person at the local acceptance agent. One parent may be absent as long as the Non-Present Parental Consent Form is filled out. The parents must sign on behalf of the applicant in front of the acceptance agent.

For more details about the requirements for a child passport, please contact our office at 312-368-9911 or info@usccc.org.

 

Passport Re-Application-

If your name has changed since your passport was issued, AND your passport is LESS than a year old, you must apply for a re-application of your passport. If your passport was issued over a year ago and you need to change your name on your passport, you must apply for a passport renewal. If your passport was issued over a year ago and you CANNOT legally document your name change, you must apply for a new passport.

 

For more details about the requirements for a passport re-application, contact our office at 312-368-9911 or info@usccc.org.

 

Passport Card - 

You can also apply for a U.S. Passport Card. A U.S. Passport Card is valid when entreing the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land boarder crossing or sea ports-of-entry. They are not valid for international air travel. They are more less expensive than a passport book. You are apply for a U.S. Passport Card in addition to a passport book. The passport card is valid for 10 years for adults and 5 years for minors under 16 years old. 

 

Please contact our offices for more details. 

 

Processing Time

Regular Service                         Expedited Services​                         Rush Service                   

6 Business Days                        3 Business Days                           If you have an emergency, please                                                                                                                   contact our office at (312) 368-9911.

                                               

Generally, passport applications will be processed the following business day once received in our office.  

 

Passport Fees (Download)

US Department of State Fees                                         Costs                                       

New Passport                                                        $170 + $25 Handling Fee*

New Passport for Minors (under 16)                        $140 + $25 Handling Fee*

Passport Renewal                                                   $170

Second Passport                                                    $170

Lost Passport                                                        $170 + $25 Handling Fee*

Damaged Passport                                                 $170 + $25 Handling Fee*

Passport Card                                                        $30

Passport Card for Minors (under 16)                        $15

* A Check or Money Order to “US Department of State” for the amount of $170.00 must be submitted to the local acceptance agent along with the rest of the required documents when the applicant uses hand-carry services. Write your date of birthday on the government payment. A fee of $25.00 must be paid to the agent in cash.

USCCC Fees                                                             Costs                                          

Processing Fee - 6 Business Days                              $125

Processing Fee - 3 Business Days                              $150

Processing Fee - 24 Hour or Same Day                      Please call us for further information

Money Order Fee                                                      $1.20

USCCC accepts cash, credit card or check. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to US-China Chamber of Commerce. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express credit cards. Please note that a 4.9% credit card fee applies to the total cost.

Any additional work required to complete a visa in a timely manner may be subjected to an additional charge. For example, additional trips to the US Department of State or personal passport delivery. 
 

 

Shipping

Please call our office at (312) 368-9911 to make sure that your materials meet the requirements before sending us your application materials. You can also email us a copy of your application materials at info@usccc.org, so we can check your application materials.

Once you have assembled all of the documents, you can send the application materials to:

ATTN: Visa Department

U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60603

USCCC can ship the completed passport, receipt, and other original documents (i.e. birth certificates) using the applicant's FedEx or UPS shipping account. If the applicant does not have a shipping account, we will charge a shipping fee to cover the cost of shipping. The estimated shipping cost is $32.50.

 

 

 

 

 

DS-11 Form. Click to download and complete.

DS-82 Form. Click to download and complete.

Passport Fee Schedule. Click to download .

 

Fee Schedule for Children's Passports

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Passports

​U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

Headquarters

19 South La Salle Street

Suite 601

Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A.

info@usccc.org

Tel: (312) 368-9911
Fax: (312) 368-9922

China Office - Ningbo: 

Director:  Zhang, Jian Ming
2309 Portman Center

52 Caihong North Road
Ningbo, Zhejiang Province

China 315040

Tel: 86-574-87953268

Fax: 86-574-87953267

Email: jianmingzhang@usccc.org

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