How to Apply at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

First check our appointments website to see if there is an available passport appointment prior to your date of travel.  If appointments are available, make one through the website.  If no appointments are available before you need to travel, email us at: with the full names, dates of birth, and telephone numbers of all individuals who will attend your emergency passport appointment.  Put “EMERGENCY” in the subject line to ensure a timely response, state the date of travel, and attach evidence of a paid itinerary ticket.  This e-mail box is monitored between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.  You must wait for a reply before arriving to the Embassy. We do not accept walk-ins for emergency appointments.

If you are approved for an emergency appointment, you will be scheduled for the next day at 8:00 a.m.  Anyone who arrives more than 30 minutes after their appointment time will be required to make a new appointment. 

All eligible passport renewal applicants must apply for full validity passports by mail.  The time from when we receive your application by mail to return delivery is generally four to five weeks.  Information on applying for a passport through the mail is available here: