Second Passport

Applying for a Second (non-renewal) U.S. Passport

Americans are not permitted to bear more than one valid passport of the same type at any one time unless expressly authorized by the Department of State, which will authorize a second passport only if:

  • The applicant plans to travel to a foreign country that may deny a visa or entry to the bearer of a passport containing markings or visas evidencing travel to certain other countries;
  • The passport needed for current travel purposes is unavailable due to prolonged visa processing delays.

Only the countries of Lebanon and Syria object to travelers carrying U.S. passports with Israeli immigration stamps. U.S. citizens who want to obtain a second U.S. passport for purpose of travel to Lebanon or Syria by submitting a “Statement in Support of Application for a Second Passport” (PDF 114 KB) and following the instructions on adult passport renewals.