All of our U.S. citizen services are available by appointment only.
To make an appointment for Citizenship/Passport services, please click here.
It is mandatory to include on the online appointment request the names of all non-applicants (parents and guardians of a minor) who plan to accompany the applicant to the Consular section; only those whose names are on the appointment list will be granted entry.
After making the appointment, please do not forget to complete all application forms and to verify what documents you must bring with you.
Valid passports will generally be returned to the applicant until the new passport arrives. Passport applications will be sent to the United States for printing with a secure, photo-digitized image of the bearer. You should be prepared to allow from 10-14 business days to receive a new passport. Consular Section will contact you as soon as the new passport is ready for your collection.
In the event of a true emergency, the consular section can still issue limited validity passports (usually valid for three months), which cannot be extended. Bearers will be required, however, to exchange their limited validity passports for a full-validity photo-digitized passport upon completion of their emergency travel, both through passport facilities in the U.S. and U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. Only one fee will be assessed if replaced within one year. Click here to view the instructions on replacing an emergency passport with a full-validity passport.
Current fees are $110 for adult renewals, $145 to replace adult lost and stolen passports, and $115 for all minor (under 16) passports. Both cash and credit card payments are now accepted.
For more information and passport application forms please see the Department of State website.
If you attend to bring a third party such as an attorney during the interview, please read Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews.
The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.
To mitigate the impact on frequent travelers, the Department began issuing 52-page passports to all applicants outside the United States starting October 1, 2014 for no additional cost. Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.
Online passport status checks
Anyone who applies for a U.S. passport and wants to know the status of his or her application can now do so by accessing the following link:
http://travel.state.gov/passport/status/status_2567.html. The status of an application should be available online 5-7 days after applying.