Apply for or Renew a U.S. Passport In Person

NOTE:  If you are applying for your child’s first passport and your child was born outside the United States, you must first apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for your child.  Please click here for more information on the process to apply for a CRBA.

To apply for any U.S. passport service, follow these steps:

Step 1:  Go to, The Passport Application Wizard will determine and create the relevant form with a BARCODE.  Print your passport application on single sided paper for your interview.

[NOTE:  The cost and documents required for each application are different.  You must read the final page to ensure you bring everything required to your appointment.] 

Step 2:  Make an appointment online.

Step 3:  Arrange for delivery of your new passport.

Step 4:  Arrive at the Embassy for your appointment, remembering to bring originals and photocopies of the required documentation.  Each passport case is different; make sure you review your own application as listed in Step 1.  In general, you will need:

*If you are unable to complete your passport application via the, paper copies will be available at the Embassy. Completing the application the day of your appointment may delay the processing time.