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Apply for a Second Passport

Current regulations reflect the long standing policy of the Department of State that no person should be in possession of more than one valid, or potentially valid, passport at any one time unless under circumstances specifically authorized by the Secretary of State.

The issuance of a second, concurrently valid passport should be considered an exception to the regulations, and is to be approved on an individual basis only where justified. The validity of a regular American passport is ten (10) years. The second, concurrently valid passport will be limited in validity for four (4) years. This passport is not extendable.

For more information about second passports please visit the State Department Official website.

Fill out form DS-82

Complete FORM DS-82 online, and print it out. Do not print the instructions as you are to use this website instead.  At ‘Mailing Address’ list your Danish address, even if it is only temporary.   You may sign the form at home.  Applications filled out by hand may require longer to process.

Social Security Number Requirement

You must provide an answer to question no. 5, even if you do not have a Social Security Number or you do not remember it.  Do NOT list your Danish CPR number.

For an applicant that does not have U.S. Social Security Number, you must submit a statement.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Present your most recently issued full validity (10-year) U.S. passport, with a photo copy of the biographical information page.

If you have been issued a previous 2nd passport, present that too.

One 2"x2" (5 x 5 cm) U.S. Format Color Passport Photo

Provide one U.S. format photo: 2″ x 2″ (5 x 5 cm.) passport photo.   Click here for guidance on the perfect U.S. passport photo.

Supporting Evidence for a Second Passport

A second passport is an exception to the One Passport Rule.  To support your application for a second passport, please present:


Bring photocopies of the following:

  • your passport’s biographical information page, and
  • your previous second passport, if any, and
  • any supporting documents as applicable to your application.

Copies of the forms are not required.

Passport Application Fee

You can pay the appropriate passport services application fee in DKK KR, in U.S. dollars, or by credit card.  Note that we can only process credit card payments if the card holder is available to sign the payment authorization slip.  For the current fee, click here.

Schedule an Appointment

Set up an appointment via the link below.  IMPORTANT: Print the appointment confirmation page or save it on your phone.  You will NOT receive a confirmation e-mail.

Picking Up/Mailing Your New U.S. Passport

Picking up in person option:

No appointment necessary – Pick up time: 8:15 – 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, except holidays:

View our holiday schedule.

You will received an email informing you the documents are ready for pickup. Please bring copy of this e-mail, photo Id and your previous passport if you did not turn it in when you applied for the passport. No appointment is necessary.


Mailing option:

If you would like us to mail the documents to you, you need to provide an envelope addressed to the applicant with a recommended mail postage label  (https://www.postnord.dk/en).  On the PostNord website, please select “Rek & Value Traceable” and pay 96 DKK for mail within Denmark.  For mail to Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Sweden please select the appropriate country from the drop-down menu, then select “Rek & Value Traceable” and pay 132 DKK.  Retain your tracking number.  We are unable to mail passports to any other locations.