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Visit Forms to find the form you need and begin the process of completing and submitting your passport application. If you are unsure which form you need, the Passport Wizard can guide you to the correct form.
Processing times vary depending on demand. If you are traveling within the next two weeks, please see the Emergency Passports section.
Passport services are not available on weekends, or on Chad or U.S. Holidays.
The DS-3053 is the Statement of Consent for Issuing a Passport to a Child and the DS-5525 is the Statement of Special Family Circumstances.
Renew an existing passport issued to you when you were aged 16 or older.
Report a passport lost or stolen and replace it.
You must provide one photo on a white background with your passport application. Our photo policies apply to adults and children. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants.
Emergency passports may be issued for emergency travel when waiting for the full-validity passport to arrive from the U.S. would cause the applicant medical, personal, financial or other hardship. Please provide proof of imminent travel (i.e., existing airline tickets) and reason for emergency (i.e., police report or medical report). The total fee of USD 145.00 is required at the time of application. The fee can be paid in equivalent CFA, based on the current exchange rate.
Special Issuance Passports
Visit the SIA Web Page – Only accessible by government device. Contact your military acceptance facility.
The latest Department of State travel updates and guidance on travel.state.gov.
Visit the official list of embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions from the U.S. Department of State.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Enroll Now
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