Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

LocationIsrael, the West Bank, and Gaza

Event: Limitation of Passport Services 

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department of State’s passport printing centers are no longer processing routine cases.  If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents. 

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv can assist with an emergency passport for U.S. citizens with a life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate international travel.  For a minor who qualifies for U.S. citizenship and who has not yet received a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), an emergency passport may be issued.  Please visit the U.S. Embassy website for more information and to request an emergency passport appointment. 

We encourage all U.S. citizens abroad to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates.

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