US residents with a valid passport can add pages to it if they travel often. Additional pages come in packets of 24 blank pages. These packets are available for a fee of $82. In order to request additional pages, passport holders must complete a DS-4085 Form. A DS-4085 Form is available online. This form can be completed online and print. You can also print a blank form and fill it in by hand. Remember to use black ink when completing the form. The form must be mailed to the address provided on the form, along with the passport and applicable fees.
The normal processing time takes about four to six weeks. For anyone who will be traveling within two weeks, or need to obtain a visa to another country within four weeks can set up an appointment with a US Passport Center or Agency and hand in the form in person for faster processing. A US Passport Center or an Agency can expedite your passport application. This service requires additional fees. Keep in mind that expedite service is for obtaining a passport and not to add pages.
Expedited processing from a Passport Center or Agency can sometimes take about eight business days. Some agencies can even lessen the time to process an application. The time it takes to process is based on the need or high importance for a passport. Those who request expedited service should keep in mind that there are additional fees for it. Those with a passport that will expire within six months should apply for a new one instead of adding pages, depending on the restrictions of the country they are traveling to.