DS 4085 Additional Visa Pages Application Form

The DS 4085 Application Form is used if you are running out of passport pages? If you have less than 4 pages remaining in your passport book, you may apply to have more pages added. It’s crucial to make sure you have enough pages in your passport, as many countries require two pages or more to stamp a visa in it. Fortunately, the process is easy to complete.

Adding Pages to a Passport:

1. Complete the Application Form
2. Gather Your Supporting Documents
3. Package Your Documents and Send

(Please note that you cannot add pages to a passport that is significantly damaged. Normal wear and tear is fine, but rips, holes, water and cover damage will require you to apply for a new passport.)

1. Complete Application Form DS-4085.

Form DS 4085 Application to Add Visa Pages to a Passport is just one page long and takes 20 minutes or less to complete. Use black ink and write as legibly as you can. You’ll be given the option to request 48 pages as opposed to the normal 24. If you are a frequent traveler and have a lot of time before your passport expires, 48 pages is an ideal option.
Provide your full name, date and place of birth, sex, social security number, primary phone number, your email address, mailing/permanent address, passport number, occupation, employer, emergency contact information and travel plans, as directed on the form.

2. Gather Supporting Documents.

Just two items are needed to send along with the application. One is your current passport; the other is payment to cover the fee. The current fee to add pages is $82 and covers routine service that takes up to 6 weeks for completion.
To expedite the process and get your passport back faster, another $60 will be required. Payment types accepted are checks (personal, cashiers, certified and travelers) or money orders (U.S. Postal, international or currency exchange) payable to “Department of State.”

(If you need passport pages added to your book quicker than in 2 weeks, you’ll have to make an appointment with a regional processing agency or use a registered expediter to add pages in 24 to 48 hours.)

3. Package and Send.

Place your valid passport, fully completed application form and your fee payment all in a heavy envelope (Tyvek is recommended.) Mail accordingly to one of the locations listed below depending upon how fast you need your document back for upcoming travel plans. Add another $12.85 if you want your new passport sent via overnight delivery.

Expedited Passport Processing Service:

National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90906
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0906

Routine Passport Service Processing (if no rush service is needed — may take up to 6 weeks):

National Passport Processing Center
P.O. Box 90106
Philadelphia, PA 19190-0106