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 two (2) years. This passport is not extendable.

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

To apply for a second passport, you may use the following guidance to prepare:

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.

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.

On your application form you must write the word ‘NONE‘ at item no. 5 on your DS-82 or DS-11 form.  Do NOT write zeros.

This statement will work only once. Upon receipt of your new passport you must apply for a Social Security Number asap.  The application begins by contacting the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway

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.

Provide one U.S. format photo: 2″ x 2″ (5 x 5 cm.) passport photo. We cannot process the smaller Danish format photos!  Click here for guidance on the perfect U.S. passport photo.  Make sure to watch the video.

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

Bring a plain photocopy of:

  • 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.

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.  When paying in cash, please try to bring exact change. For the current fee, click here.

A passport application using form DS-82 DOES NOT require a visit to the Embassy.  You may follow steps 5 to 7 from Renew an Adult Passport to use the mail-in application option.

If you prefer to set up an in-person appointment, follow the steps below:

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 in person option:

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

Our holiday schedule can be found  at: https://dk.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/

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 passport back to you, you need to provide a A4 (±23 x 33 cm) sized envelope addressed to you with a recommended mail postage label (postnord.dk).  Retain your tracking number.

Alternatively you may add 99 DKK stamps on your return envelope for Denmark, and 132 DKK stamps for Sweden/Greenland or Faroe Islands.