Passport Services

Applying for a passport for the first time? Need to replace a lost or stolen U.S. passport?

The following information is provided for U.S. citizens seeking passport services at U.S. Embassy N’Djamena.  Forms for first time applicants, minor U.S. citizen children, and renewal applications are all found online at http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/forms.html.

U.S. Citizens can also send their individual and specific inquiries regarding Passport Services to NdjamenaACS@state.gov.

Which form do I need, what should I bring?

If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 16 and applying for a renewal of your U.S. passport, you’ll need:

  1. Completed Form DS 82.
  2. Your old passport.
  3. Two recent identical passport photographs (2” x 2” on a white background).
  4. The total fee of USD 110.00 is required at the time of application.  The fee can be paid in equivalent CFA, based on the current exchange rate.

If you are a U.S. Citizen, over the age of 16, applying for your first passport, you’ll need:

  1. Completed Form DS-11.
  2. The citizen’s official, original birth certificate or a certified true copy.
  3. Two recent identical passport photographs (2” x 2” on a white background).
  4. 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.

 

Reporting and Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport

  1. Completed Forms DS 64 and  DS 82.
  2. Police report.
  3. Two recent identical passport photographs (2” x 2” on a white background).
  4. Proof of US citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, or Naturalization Certificate.
  5. Evidence to establish identity, such as a driver’s license with photograph, ID card with photograph, Chadian or other passport.
  6. 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.

If renewing or applying for the first passport for a U.S. citizen minor, under the age of 16:

  1. Completed Form DS 11.
  2. The citizen must be physically present at the time of application.
  3. The citizen’s official, original birth certificate or a certified true copy is required.
  4. Two recent identical passport photographs (2” x 2” on a white background).
  5. Both parents must be present with government-issued ID.  If a parent is out of the country, a notarized letter of consent or Form DS 3053 is required authorizing the other parent to renew the passport.  In case of death of one parent, the custodial parent should submit a Death Certificate. In case of divorce, both parents’ signatures are required unless a divorce decree with custody authority granted by an appropriate court demonstrates sole custody.
  6. Photos of the progressive aging and physical changes of the child may be necessary if the photo shown on the old passport does not reflect current physical appearance.  If the passport was issued to an infant, please provide photos from every age of the child, if possible.
  7. If renewing a passport, the previous U.S. passport must be presented.
  8. The total fee for a first time minor applicant or replacemement is USD 115.00 and required at the time of application.  The fee can be paid in equivalent CFA, based on the current exchange rate.

Need Extra Passport Pages?

Please note that, as of January 2016, the Department of State no longer processes additional visa pages requests and is transitioning to a standard, 52-page passport book.  If you have run out of passport pages, you will need to submit an application for a renewal passport and pay the appropriate fee even if your current passport is still valid.

Have you Changed your Name?

If you have changed your name, you may apply to have this change reflected in your passport.  Please note that, as of September 26, 2005, U.S. passports will no longer be amended to change items appearing on the data page; you will therefore need to apply for a new passport in your new name.  For any change of name, you must provide original legal documents; you will need to submit an application for a renewal passport and pay the appropriate fee even if your current passport is still valid.

What if I need an emergency passport for urgent travel?

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.