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

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. Click on the following link for more information.

Are You a U.S. Citizen Who Needs a Passport?

If you require a new passport, a renewal passport, or just aren’t sure, our simple Passport Wizard will assist you in determining your eligibility and gathering the documentation needed to apply.

There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.

Passport services are not available on weekends, or on Chad or U.S. Holidays.

The processing time for routine passport renewals is 3-4 weeks. If you are traveling within the next 2 weeks, please see Emergency Passports for further information.

Do You Know What Type of Forms You Need?

If you already know which forms to complete, you can:

  1. go directly to our forms page at eforms.state.gov and enter “Passports” in the search field,
  2. visit our appointment website to schedule an appointment at one of our locations, or
  3. get specific passport guidance info on Travel.State.gov.