Required Documents

Bring all of the following documents to your appointment.  Arriving prepared will save you time at the Embassy and help you complete the process in just one visit.

1. Application for a U.S. Passport: DS-11
Fill out the form completely before your appointment, but DO NOT sign it.

2. Photo:
One 2 inch x 2 inch / 5cm x 5cm square passport photo taken within the last six months.
Note: There is no photographer at the Embassy. There are multiple locations to get a photo near the Branch Office in Tel Aviv.

3. Evidence of U.S. citizenship:
Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy.

4. Proof of parental relationship:
You must bring the child’s birth certificate, whether Israeli or U.S., or the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, to show proof of parental relationship.

5. Proof of Identity of the parents:
Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy.
Must be a valid, government-issued photo I.D., such as:

  • Foreign passport
  • Driver’s license
  • National identity card with photograph, or
  • Military I.D with photograph

6. Israeli passport with visa:
Now that the minor is a documented U.S. citizen, we are required to cancel the visa in their foreign passport.