Passport Services

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 or travel directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information.

New System to Request Urgent Appointments for Emergency Passports

U.S. citizens who are without a passport or who do not meet the requirements to return to the United States on an expired U.S. passport can request an urgent appointment for an emergency passport.  You may only request an urgent appointment if you meet the following criteria:
A) Your travel is scheduled within the next 2 weeks.
OR
B) The Israeli visa in your U.S. passport will expire within 30 days (or for newborns without an Israeli visa).

AND

NOTE:  Do not request an urgent appointment if you can use form DS-82 (application by mail) or DS-5504 (replacement for a limited emergency passport). Use the Jerusalem drop box (further information below).

All requests for urgent appointments must be submitted via the new system, which is available here  those who contact the Consular Sections by email or telephone for urgent appointments will be re-directed to this website.

After you have submitted your information into the new system, you will be contacted by the Embassy with an appointment date and time.  The urgent appointment system will not work if we receive requests for travel more than two weeks out. It cannot be used to schedule a passport appointment for travel that is still months away.

All in-person American Citizen Services are by appointment only.  
No walk-ins are permitted.
It is free to make an appointment.
Many services are available through the mail; please see below for more details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The Consular Sections at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Branch Office in Tel Aviv are currently providing the maximum number of in-person appointments possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

U.S. Citizens can receive the same passport and CRBA services at both the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and the Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv, regardless of where they reside.  We encourage you to check the calendars of both facilities to identify a date for your appointment.  We open additional appointments every Wednesday between 3PM and 4PM.  Other appointments may open up suddenly when there are cancellations.  Please note that booking duplicate appointments in both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem will result in cancellation of both appointments.  

To renew a 10-year adult passport:
If your current passport is a 10-year passport, was issued within the last 15 years, and is undamaged, you must renew your passport by mail or at the Jerusalem drop box. We cannot make an appointment for someone who is eligible to use form DS-82 to renew their U.S. passport, and they may not make an appointment on our website. Appointments are only available for services that cannot be completed through the mail or commercial courier. If you make an appointment for a service which you are eligible to do by mail or drop box, you will be turned away and we will require you to mail in your application or place it in the drop box. The time from when we receive your application by mail to return delivery is currently seven to ten weeks. Information on applying for a passport through the mail is available here.  Information on applying via the Jerusalem drop box is available here.

To apply for a 5-year minor passport, obtain your first 10-year adult passport, or renew an adult passport that was issued more than 15 years ago:
You are not eligible to renew by mail and must make a passport appointment on our website. Non-emergency appointments must be booked on-line and cannot be booked by email or telephone. You may set your appointment by clicking here

To replace a limited validity passport (one-year emergency passport) with a full validity passport:
Both minors and adults must use mail-in or drop box services to replace any undamaged, unexpired limited validity passport, using form DS-5504. For minors, if the limited validity passport has already expired, please follow the instructions above to book a passport appointment online. For adults, if the limited validity passport has already expired, you must still submit by mail or drop box, but use form DS-82. For mail-ins, please follow the instructions here. For the Jerusalem drop box, please follow the instructions here.

To obtain a consular report of birth abroad (CRBA) and a passport for a minor:
To make an appointment for a CRBA (which includes an application for a first passport) for a minor born outside the United States, please follow the instructions here.

Unsure What Service You Need?

Answer a series of questions here, and find out whether you or your child are eligible to make an appointment for a passport, a CRBA, or something else.

The Embassy requires that applicants bring photocopies of their passports, other necessary IDs, and all relevant documents to their appointment, along with originals.
Please note that, in order to help us address the unprecedented demand for passports and CRBAs, no other in-person services, such as notary services or renunciations, are available at this time.

Please note: Please click here for a list of other scheduled Embassy and Branch Office closures.

 

Welcome to the first-time passport page. Use the links below to see instructions for the service you need.  Appointments are required for all passport services at the Embassy. If you have had a U.S. passport in the past, see Renewals.

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.  See this page for more information.

Welcome to the passport renewal page. Use the links above to see instructions for the service you need.  Appointments are required for all passport services. If you have never had a U.S. passport before, see First-time Passport.

Report Your Lost or Stolen Passport Online

You may now electronically submit form DS-64 to report your passport lost or stolen! Simply click here to get started.

When you are ready to replace your passport, make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem OR make an appointment at the Branch Office in Tel Aviv. You will not be required to submit a form DS-64 during your appointment if you have already submitted the form online.

If your passport has been lost or stolen, it should be reported immediately to help protect yourself against identity theft and to prevent someone else from using the passport. Passports reported lost or stolen are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.

Replacing a lost or stolen U.S. passport requires an in-person appointment. All applicants must make an appointment online and appear in person to replace a lost or stolen 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.  See this page for more information.

  1. Processing Times
  2. Application Requirements
  3. Replacing a Limited-Validity Emergency 

The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book.

The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.  

Fees

Adult Passport Card     $30

Minor Passport Card   $15

You can apply for or renew your passport card when you apply for a passport book, or you may schedule an appointment online

Processing time for a passport card is about 3 weeks.