Passport Services

The U.S. Embassy in Israel wants to remind U.S. citizens of the following ongoing programs to meet increased demand for consular services:

  • Video Consular Report of Birth Abroad Interviews: No in-person appointment needed for the child under the age of three, if a) both parents are U.S. citizens, and b) one member of your family already has had a passport/Consular Report of Birth/visa processed by Embassy Jerusalem or Branch Office Tel Aviv in the past.  Secure video interviews are available with staff from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and only one parent will need to come to that consular section to submit the required forms.
  • Online Inquiry Form: Click here to send inquiries directly to the American Citizen Services (ACS) Units in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv.  Non-urgent emails will be re-directed to this new system.
  • Online payment for adult U.S. passport book renewals. Please see our Passport Renewal webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.  See our FAQ page for more information on this new process.
  • Online System to Request Urgent Appointments. Urgent appointments cannot be requested by email or by phone.
  • Weekly Release of Passport, CRBA, and notary appointments every Wednesday between 3:00pm-4:00pm.
  • Drop box in Jerusalem for adult passport renewals and replacements of emergency passports with full validity passports.

Does my baby need a U.S. visa or a U.S. passport?  

If you are a U.S. citizen living in Israel and have had a baby here, take our Baby Quiz to find out! 

Place of Birth for Applicants born in Jerusalem

Applicants born in Jerusalem are able to request either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” as their place of birth (POB) on U.S. passports and “Jerusalem” or “Jerusalem, Israel” on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  If you write “Jerusalem” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, the POB listed on the passport and CRBA will be “Jerusalem.”  If you write “Israel” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, the POB listed on the passport will be “Israel” and “Jerusalem, Israel” on the CRBA.  If you write “Jerusalem, Israel” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, consular staff will ask you whether you prefer the U.S. passport to be printed with a POB of either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” and/or whether the CRBA should be printed with a POB of “Jerusalem” or “Jerusalem, Israel.”  For applicants renewing their passports by mail or by drop box using the DS-82 (adult passport renewal) or DS-5504 (replacing limited validity passport), if you write “Jerusalem, Israel” as your place of birth, you can indicate your place of birth choice by circling either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” on the application form. 

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 above 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.

First-Time Passport for a Minor Under 18 (Not Yet Documented as a U.S. Citizen)

Children born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent(s) may have a claim to U.S. citizenship.  If the child is under age 18, U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).

Instructions for CRBA and first-time minor passport 

First-Time Passport for a Minor Under 18 (Already Documented a U.S. Citizen)

If you have one of the following documents, your minor child has already been documented as a U.S. citizen and now may apply for his or her first U.S. passport:

  • U.S. birth certificate
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad

Instructions for first-time minor passport, already documented as a U.S. citizen

First-Time Passport for an Adult Who Has Never Claimed U.S. Citizenship Before

The requirements for transmitting citizenship depend on whether the parents were married at the time of birth, which parent is a U.S. citizen, and how long the U.S. citizen parent spent in the United States before the child’s birth.  To apply for a first-time adult passport, the applicant must appear in-person at the Embassy for the appointment.

Instructions for first-time adult passport, never documented as a U.S. citizen before

First-Time Passport for an Adult Already Documented as a U.S. Citizen

If you have one of the following documents, you have already been documented as a U.S. citizen and now may apply for your first U.S. passport:

  • U.S. birth certificate
  • U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad

Instructions for first-time adult passport, already documented as a U.S. citizen

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.

Renewal by Mail

Continue to instructions for renewal by mail.

Renewal in Person

Continue to instructions for renewal in-person.

Exchange a Limited-Validity Passport for Full-Validity Passport

We strongly encourage you to exchange your limited-validity emergency passport for a new, full-validity passport as soon as possible.  If you do so within one year of the issuance of the emergency passport, you will not be charged another passport application fee.

Instructions for replacing a limited-validity, emergency passport

Replace a Damaged Passport

If your passport has been significantly damaged, especially the book cover or the page displaying your personal data and photo, you will need to apply for a new passport.  If your U.S. passport is damaged, you must apply for a new passport in person.  Appointments are required for this service.   

Note: Your damaged U.S passport is not proof of citizenship or identity.

Instructions for replacing a damaged passport.

Apply for Second Valid Passport

The issuance of a second passport is not automatic and should be considered an exception to the regulations.  An application is approved on an individual basis and only when justified.  The easiest way to apply for a second passport is by mail.Continue to instructions for a second valid 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.

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.

You can apply for a passport card separately or at the same time as your passport book.

The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air