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Applying for a U.S. Passport

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our overseas passport and visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.

Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available on our website.



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Fast & Convenient Mail-in Service

Save time! If you have a 10-year passport, you may be eligible to renew your passport by mail.

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Make an Appointment!

Appointments are required for Passport / Notarial / Report of Birth Services.

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Have a Question?

If you have questions regarding Passports / Notarials / Reports of Birth

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Visitor Security Information

Prohibited Items and Entry Regulations:

Failure to follow these security requirements may cause delay or cancellation of your visit.