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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

Notice

The U.S. Embassy is accepting all passport applications.

ARE YOU A U.S. CITIZEN WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT?

Check your local embassy’s website on how to make an appointment, or in some cases, drop off your passport application. Walk-in services may not be available. Passport services are not available on weekends or on Croatia or U.S. holidays.

Processing times vary depending on demand. If you are traveling within the next two weeks, please see the Emergency Passports section.

If you already know the form you need to apply, visit the Find the Form You Need section to learn more about completing and submitting the form. If you are unsure which form is needed in your situation, the Passport Wizard can guide you to the correct form.

 

RENEWING AN ADULT PASSPORT BY MAIL (BOOK ONLY)

You can renew your U.S. passport by mail if you answer ‘yes’ to ALL 5 statements below:

  1. You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application
  2. Your current passport is undamaged (other than normal wear and tear)
  3. Your current passport was issued when you were age 16 or older (10 year passport validity)
  4. Your current passport was issued within the last 16 years
  5. Your current passport was issued in your name or you can document your name change

If you answered ‘yes’ to ALL 5 statements, you are eligible to apply by mail.

If you do not meet all these requirements, please follow the instructions below.