Passport Services

Rushed Services Available for Your Passport Needs

Everything You Need to Know About How to Get a Passport

Theoretically, as a government document, getting a passport should be easy.  However, if you have ever gone to get a new passport, then you realize that the process can be incredibly difficult and time-consuming.  In addition, even after you have spent the time and money to get your new passport, you may not have any idea when you will actually receive it.  At SharpLink Services, we can simplify and expedite the passport process for you.

What is a Passport Card and How to Apply

The Department of State offers two types of passports: the passport book, also referred to just as a passport, and the passport card.  Most people are familiar with the passport book, but may wonder what is a passport card?  The passport card is a wallet-sized travel document, which can only be used at certain locations.  It is a smaller and less expensive than a traditional passport.  Many people choose the passport card for cruises and other nearby destinations.  The passport card can only be used for travel to and from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.  More importantly, the type of travel you can do with a passport card is limited; it can be used at land border-crossing and ports-of-entry by sea, but not for air travel.  If you want to know how long does it take to get a passport card, the process is the same as for a normal passport, therefore 6 to 8 weeks.

Standard Passport Expediting Service

Sharplink Services is able to walk your application into the Passport Agency and process on the same day, in 3 business days, or 5 business days.
Passports in 2 ½ – 3 weeks
Passports made easy

How long does it take to get an Expedited Passport

Sometimes you need your passport in less than 6 to 8 weeks. In those instances, you may choose to apply for expedited passport services. You may apply for an expedited passport in person or by mail, paying an additional $60 passport expedition fee to the US Department of State. If do not have time to apply in person, do not live near a passport agency, or need help with the process, then a passport expediting service, such as SharpLink Services, is exactly who you need.

Standard expediting service is a 2 ½ – 3 week mail in process. Sharplink Services is able to walk your application into the Passport Agency and process on the same day, in 3 business days, or 5 business days.

 

Expedited Passport Renewal

When traveling internationally most countries require 3-6 months of valid time on your passport to enter their country. When it is time to renew your passport, you will still need to go through the application process with the Passport Agency. If you have ample time, you can mail in the passport renewal application form and supporting documents to receive your renewed passport in 6 to 8-weeks with regular processing or 2 ½ -3 weeks with rush processing. However, if you need an expedited passport renewal again SharpLink Services can process your application in 5 business days, 3 business days or Same Day. The Passport Agency fee for expedited processing is $170 and the Passport Card is $30 (If you are applying for a Passport Card as well, there is no expedited processing and the card will come to you in the mail from a separate location).expedited passport services

Expedited Passport Locations

Because the fastest way to get an expedited passport is to go in person to one of the designated Regional Passport Agency locations (See below). If you need expedited passport services, you can also use a passport expediting service like SharpLink Services. Located in Washington, DC we are able to process your passport application without consideration of where you live in United States.

We offer passport services in Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Denver.

Enclose completed Visa/Passports order request form
Enclose completed DS-11 Form (online Version)
Enclose two (2) passport photos (2″ x 2″).
Enclose official Birth Certificate.
Enclose copy of Travel Itinerary.
Enclose copy of Driver’s License or official ID.
Enclose Letter of Authorization. (form must be hand written and Courier line must state “ Elite International/ Sharplink services”)
Enclose appropriate fees
Envelope sealed by Post Master. Check with local Post Office.
Daytime phone number(s) where you can be reached, if additional information is needed.
Prepaid mailer (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) to return completed documents to you. Please be sure to keep the “Sender’s Copy” of your Airbill so that you are able to track the package if needed.

 

“We encourage you to contact our office  and speak with a representative, to review your documents prior to sending your package to us.”

Visa passport photo requirements

Enclose completed Visa/Passports order request form
Enclose completed DS-82
Enclose old Passport.
Enclose two (2) passport photos (2″ x 2″).
Enclose copy of Travel Itinerary.
Enclose Letter of Authorization. (form must be hand written and Courier line must state “ Elite International/ Sharplink services”)
Enclose appropriate fees
Daytime phone number(s) where you can be reached, if additional information is needed.
Prepaid mailer, (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) to return completed documents to you. Please be sure to keep the “Sender’s Copy” of your Airbill so that you are able to track the package if needed.

“We encourage you to contact our office  and speak with a representative, to review your documents prior to sending your package to us.”

Enclose completed Visa/Passports order request form
Enclose completed DS-11
Enclose completed DS-3053 (Statement of Consent). Complete only if both parents are unable to accompany child to Post Office.
Enclose two (2) passport photos (2″ x 2″).
Enclose official Birth Certificate.
Enclose copy of Travel Itinerary.
Enclose Letter of Authorization. (form must be hand written and Courier line must state “ Elite International/ Sharplink services”)
Enclose appropriate fees.
Daytime phone number(s) where you can be reached if additional information is needed.
Prepaid mailer (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) to return completed documents to you. Please be sure to keep the “Sender’s Copy” of your waybill so that you are able to track the package if needed.

“We encourage you to contact our office  and speak with a representative, to review your documents prior to sending your package to us.”

Enclose completed Visa/Passports order request form
Enclose completed DS-11
Enclose completed DS-64 (explains loss).
Enclose two (2) passport photos (2″ x 2″).
Enclose copy of Travel Itinerary.
Enclose Letter of Authorization. (form must be hand written and Courier line must state “ Elite International/ Sharplink services”)
Enclose appropriate fees
Enclose copy of Driver’s License or official ID.
Daytime phone number(s) where you can be reached if additional information is needed.Prepaid mailer (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) to return completed documents to you. Please be sure to keep the “Sender’s Copy” of your Airbill so that you are able to track the package if needed.

“We encourage you to contact our office  and speak with a representative, to review your documents prior to sending your package to us.”

Enclose completed Visa/Passports order request form
Enclose completed DS-5504 (If passport is less than a year old)
Enclose completed DS-82 (If passport is more than a year old)
Enclose Letter of Authorization. (form must be hand written and Courier line must state “ Elite International/ Sharplink services”)
Enclose appropriate fees
Enclose proof of name change i.e. marriage certificate, court document etc.
Daytime phone number(s) where you can be reached, if additional information is
Prepaid mailer, (i.e. Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) to return completed documents to you. Please be sure to keep the “Sender’s Copy” of your Airbill so that you are able to track the package if needed.

“We encourage you to contact our office  and speak with a representative, to review your documents prior to sending your package to us.”

Cost of a New Passport

Many people wonder about the cost of a new passport.  Because you pay to apply for a passport, not to receive a passport, the better question is how much does it cost to apply for a passport?  While not difficult to answer, this question has a number of different answer, depending on how you choose to get your passport.  You have to pay the government a passport fee, also known as a passport agency fee.  This fee is $110 for an adult passport and $30 for a passport card.  It is the fee that you would pay at any Department of State designated passport facility; therefore, those are the passport fees at the post office and similar facilities.  The fee for expedition through the Department of State is an additional $60.00 for the passport book.

Do you want to know “where can I get a passport?”  To apply for a passport through the normal non-expedited passport process, you will mail your material to National Passport Processing Center in either Philadelphia Pennsylvania or Irving, Texas depending on the state you reside. The normal passport process takes 6 to 8 weeks.

Passport Pricing

New or First Passport,

Passport Renewal, Name Change, Lost or Stolen Passport

Sharplink Fee Passport Agency Fee
5 Days …………..……….…… $175   Plus… ..….$170
3 Days …………….………..….$200 ..….$170
Same Day …………………….$250 ……$170
Passport Card ……….……..$0   ….$30
Cash layout (Cost + 10% surcharge)
 

(Payments to US State Department and/or Embassies
that are not included with documents in original request)

Important Information

We will drop off your completed passport to the delivery facility of your choice (i.e., Federal Express, UPS, USPS, etc.) for overnight delivery to you at no charge. Payment of overnight shipping charges, however, are your responsibility. Please include a prepaid return envelope with your Passport request(s). Air bills cost $10.00 if one is not provided for return shipping. Sharplink also offers reasonable courier rates for pickup and delivery of Passports, for customers located in the Washington D.C. area, contact a representative for a quote. If you have additional questions or need clarification when forwarding your Passport request(s) to Sharplink Services, do not hesitate to call (202) 450-3059 and speak with a representative directly. Once we receive your documents, we will then process your Passport request. Payment to Sharplink– Checks or money should be payable to Sharplink Services, Inc. We accept Personal Checks, Company Checks, Money Orders and/or Credit Cards (VISA, MasterCard and American Express). (Credit Card Authorization form).

~Let SharpLink be the final Link in your international document process.

Sharplink Services ●
430 M St SW Suite #N106 Washington, DC 20024-9998
● 202-450-3059

©2018 SharpLink Services. | Disclaimer | Blog | Facebook

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?