U.S. Passport for Minors Over 16 Years of Age

STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms and gather your required documents outlined below.

PREPARE DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

We highly recommend you come between 9 AM-11 AM to be able to accomplish Step 3 on the same day.

COME IN TO OUR OFFICE

We will review & prepare your application documents & take your passport photos. If you already have passport-type photos, bring them with you. More info…

STEP 3

We will provide you with the Post Office where you will make a mandatory appearance.

VISIT THE POST OFFICE

A federal agent will be expecting you to verify and execute all forms and signatures, seal all the materials into an envelope that will immediately be returned to you.

STEP 4

Drop off the SEALED envelope at our office so we can submit it to the US State Department the next day.

DROP OFF ENVELOPE

Please Follow These Instructions

Expedited passport forms CANNOT be hand-written. ALL forms MUST be completed ONLINE.

Do NOT ship your documents to Arista Offices without first communicating with us.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Please bring the following items to our office to secure a U.S. passport for your minor under 16…..

  • ONLINE Application Forms – US State Department
  • MANDATORY: The application form MUST be completed ONLINE. Please follow the link above to the US State Department website in order to answer your questionnaire and generate your application form DS-11. This form CANNOT be printed and hand-written offline.
  • Each applicant MUST have their SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER entered into the State Department application form.

Do This:

  • Use a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile phones and tablets usually don’t support the online process and you will not be able to print the form.
  • Be very accurate when answering your questions on the form.
  • ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR ON YOUR STATE-ISSUED OR ORIGINAL LEGAL DOCUMENTS ONLY. If the entered data is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents, it will cause delays and identity issues with the State Department and your process may be suspended.

Don’t Do This:

  • Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames unless required to do so.
  • Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your legal documents.
  • Do NOT try to submit hand-written application forms for the expedited process. They are not accepted by the US State Department.
  • Do NOT sign your forms until you arrive at our office.

Printing Forms

  • Once you have completed your ONLINE application form, print it and bring it to us. DO NOT SIGN THE FORM until you arrive at our office. If you have trouble printing your form, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
  • The original (or certified) copy of the birth or naturalization certificate, if applicable, or adoption court order.
  • Your VALID driver’s license, a federal or state-issued ID card or passport
  • PARENT(S) MUST come to our office with your child to get the photos and materials sorted and prepared (BOTH PARENTS if under 16 y.o., or ONE PARENT if over 16 y.o. or notarized consent form issued within 3 months
  • PARENT(S) if under 16 y.o., or ONE PARENT if over 16 y.o. MUST bring the child to the Post Office for identification and signature execution by a US passport federal agent (BOTH PARENTS if under 16 y.o., or ONE PARENT if over 16 y.o. or notarized consent form issued within 3 months
  • Arista Work Order Form
  • Print 2 copies of the Passport Authorization Letter Form Mouse Over for More info…
  • Flight, Travel, or Cruise-Ship Itinerary Mouse Over for More info…

  • Please be advised that the State Department has recently rejected photos taken at various retailers for the poor quality of their printed work.
  • We advise you to take your photos at our office during your visit with our a professional photographer.
  • You may still bring your own passport-type photos and have us verify them to make sure that they are of the proper quality and will not be rejected by the State Department.

US State Department

$170
Payment Options:

  1. US Department of State: checks or money orders payable to US DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
  2. US Post Office: checks, debit cards, money orders payable to the USPS.
  3. CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

  • The fees below DO NOT INCLUDE the U.S. State Department and U.S. Post Office fees.
  • Processing starts on the DAY AFTER all application materials are accepted by Arista.
  • Turnaround days are based on the U.S. State Department business days - Monday through Friday only. No exceptions.
  • Applications MUST be presented to the U.S. State Department by 7 AM, Monday through Friday.

12 Days

$95
  • One FREE set of photos

9 Days

$125
  • One FREE set of photos

6 Days

$155
  • One FREE set of photos

4 Days

$185
  • One FREE set of photos

2 Days

$250
  • One FREE set of photos

Next-Day*

$300
  • One FREE set of photos

Same-Day*

$350
  • Please contact us to check on available SAME-DAY slots and a service quote*
*Limited slots available on a first come, first served basis.

When you appear at our office to drop off your materials, you can choose between the 2 options below:

  1.  Pay ARISTA in full for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the fees to the State Department on your behalf). This option will include:
    • Arista service fees
    • Passport-type photos
    • Money orders for the State Department fees and credit card and wire-transfer service charge
  2. Make TWO separate payments:
    • Submit your own MONEY ORDER, payable to the US Department of State in the exact amount equivalent to the process you are requesting, and…
    • Pay separately for the Arista service fees total

Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.

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Contact Information

(818) 665-2051 | info@aristavisa.com
2217 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM PST
Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM PST
Sun: Closed