Processing times and delivery

  1. Required documents
  2. Fees
  3. Processing times and delivery

The time from when we receive your application to return delivery is generally three to four weeks (for U.S. Embassy Jerusalem) and two to three weeks (for Branch Office Tel Aviv).  We strongly encourage you to apply well in advance of your travel to allow time for delivery of your documents.

Note: Processing times for all services are approximate.  Times quoted should be used only as a guide.

A complete application package includes:

  • A self-addressed envelope with your phone number. Your new and old passport will be delivered to you via courier service. The cost of the courier service is 49 NIS for Israel and 50 NIS for the West Bank and Gaza (via Aramex) per envelope (you will be contacted by the courier company for payment).
  • Application for a U.S. Passport (DS-5504)
  • Photo
  • Your limited-validity passport

Mail your complete application package to:

American Citizen Services
U.S. Embassy Jerusalem
P.O. Box 290
Jerusalem 9100201

American Citizen Services – Passports
U.S. Embassy Branch Office Tel Aviv
71 HaYarkon Street
Tel Aviv, Israel 6343229