You are eligible to get a second passport if you have a valid US passport (full validity 10 year) and one of the following conditions apply:
- Your passport needs to be in two places at once. If you have the need to travel out of the country AND are in need of a travel visa for an upcoming trip, a second passport is likely the route you should take. You can take that upcoming trip to Germany on your original 10-year passport while your second passport is with the Brazilian consulate for your visa processing.
- Your passport stamps from past traveled countries are not accepted in upcoming travel countries.
A second passport is a limited validity four year passport, and will have a new passport number, issue date, and expiration date.