Adding Pages to Your Passport
The U.S. Department of State Passport Service claims to process passport in 6 to 8 weeks for regular service and in 2 to 3 weeks for expedited service. Neither are guaranteed. You can contract a private expediter to add pages to a passport in 24 to 48 hours.
If you need your passport faster then the 2 to 3 week processing times the State Department offers, you will need to use a private expediting company such as Expresspassport.com, who can get a passport process in 8 to 10 business days or fast as 24 hrs. Express Passport retains a A rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).
Need more visa pages? You can add pages to your passport if you have less than 2 to 4 visa pages remaining in your passport book. It is not that difficult adding multiple pages to a passport quickly. If you discover that you lack pages in your travel documents, you should get additional pages from your passport agency. It can be troublesome to run out of a page while you are traveling abroad. You should learn how to add visa pages now, before it is too late. All you need to do is fill out Form DS-4085: Application for Additional Visa Pages, and mail it in with your current valid passport and payment of the fee. The form is just one page and takes only a few minutes to complete. If you travel extensively, you may want to apply for a passport renewal and request a passport book with 52 pages in it. There are two possible addresses to which you might send your request to add pages to your passport.
Routine Processing of Application
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90106
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0196
The fee to add visa pages to a passport is $82. There is an additional $60 fee if you request expedited service. If you plan to expedite the application form, you need to mail your application plus and payment to the address below. You can add another $12.72 to the payment if you want the new passport sent to you by overnight delivery.
Expedited Passport Service
National Passport Processing Center
Post Office Box 90906
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0906
The U.S. Department of State Passport Service claims to process passport in 4 to 6 weeks for regular service and in 2 to 3 weeks for expedited service. Neither are guaranteed. You can contract a private expediter to add pages to a passport in 24 to 48 hours.
Your passport needs to be in reasonably good condition. If it is damaged then you most likely will have to get a US passport renewal. Also if it is expiring soon, it is best to just get a renewed passport.
The processing center can be somewhat picky and strict about everything being exactly the way they want it. So make sure not to miss any small things like your signature on the application. If it is missing there is a good chance your application will be rejected or delayed.
The regular processing fee is $82 made payable by your own personal check to the US Department of State. Regular processing usually takes more or less around two months. Some people get it pretty fast but sometimes unfortunately other people have to wait more than a couple of months. You have the option of paying an extra $60 for expedite processing in which you will get your passport normally within three weeks.
If you need it faster inquire with passport expediting services that are available to you. They offer expedited services that allow you to receive it in a certain time frame. This is a good choice if you have an unexpected reason to travel soon. Whichever method you select for adding pages to your US passport, be sure you include all of the documentation. A registered U.S. Passport service that offers professional expediting is your best option if you need your passport in a hurry.