Information, Applications and Procedures for:
Adding Visa Pages to a Valid US Passport
Adding Visa Pages to US Passport Requirements and Instructions
Note: If you are departing the U.S. within 4 business days, you must call us to ensure we have the capacity to process your passport application in time for your departure.
There are three steps to adding pages to a US passport:
Send us your Passport.
If you do not have your passport, you will need to apply for Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport.
Click on the link at the bottom of this section to create a Application for Additional Visa Pages: DS4085.
After completing the questions, click on the “Create Form” button at the bottom of the screen. Your completed Application for Additional Visa Pages: DS4085 will appear on the screen.
Print 2 copies of all pages of the DS-4085 form, including the instructions, so that each page is printed only on one side of the paper. Do not print on both sides of any sheet of paper.
US Passport applicants may electronically submit their personal information and then print the completed form. This system generates a 2D bar code (required for all applications submitted by hand carry, the submission method used by A Briggs) on the printed form. This 2D barcode enables the information to be reproduced electronically. All information is captured on a secure U.S. Department of State server and is deleted once the form is printed. Please note the US Passport Office will not accept hand carry applications without the 2D barcode.
You must sign the completed DS-4085 on the last page of the DS-4085 form.
Click here to complete the DS-4085.
(The State Department web site does not support the Safari, Opera or Chrome web browsers for passport form completion; Internet Explorer and Firefox should work fine, however.)
A check or money order made payable to "U.S. Department of State" for $142.00.
NOTE: If paying by check:
Please include your date of birth on the memo line of the check. Starter checks for new bank accounts are not acceptable.
Although it is recommended that your check have your name pre-printed on it, if submitting a business check or someone else's check, make sure to include your name, address and date of birth on the check. Money orders must contain your information on them.
Letters of Authorization
Submit 2 sets of letters of authorization. A letter of Authorization gives A Briggs the authority to submit your application and pick-up your passport when issued. We are only allowed to submit a certain number of passports each day, and the additional names on the additional authorization letters are for our sister companies under whose name we may submit your application in order to provide the fastest available service.
NOTE: Each copy MUST contain your original signature preferably in Blue Ink. Fax or photo copies of your signature are NOT acceptable - both letters must contain original signatures.
Proof of Departure
Submit 2 copies of your computer-generated itinerary or your ticket from an airline, travel agency, or online booking agency showing your departure from the U.S. FAX or photocopies are acceptable.
If you are unable to provide an itinerary please provide a letter from your company on letterhead. This letter should explain details of the trip and needs to be signed by someone other than the applicant.
If you are unable to provide a trip itinerary or company letter, we can still assist you without one however it will take a minimum of 11 business days.
Number of Sets Note
Note: US Passport agencies will regularly add a two extra sets of pages to existing passports. A third set can be added, however, it is at the discretion of the Passport Agency.
Online Order Form and Payment
The Online Order Form must be completed. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy in the A Briggs envelope and keep one copy for your records.
The Online Order Form will prompt you for payment method. You may pay the A Briggs fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.
Processing times are business days and do not include shipping time. Keep this in mind when placing your order. Orders are filled based on departure date. For example, a traveler leaving in 10 days that selects 1 to 4 day service may experience fulfillment times.
A Briggs of Houston
3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77098
Note: Additional shipping costs must be charged to a credit card for each package shipped to an international destination and the following locations: Alaska, Hawaii, and all U.S. Territories.
Saturday Delivery is an additional $14 when available to US destinations.
Failure to follow these instructions may cause a delay in processing, and could also result in additional charges on your order for shipping, such as: before 8:00am delivery, Saturday Delivery, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 1-800-806-0581.