You must apply in-person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:
- You are applying for your first U.S. passport;
- You are under age 16;
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16;
- Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged; or
- Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
To renew your passport in-person, you must bring the following documents:
- Application for a U.S. Passport: Please make sure you use the DS-11 application (https://pptform.state.gov/?Submit2=Complete+Online+%26+Print) or (https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds11.pdf). Fill out the form completely online and print it before your appointment, but DO NOT sign it.
- Photo: One 2-inch x 2-inch / 5cm x 5cm square passport photo taken within the last six months.
Note: There is often no photographer at the Embassy in Jerusalem. There are multiple locations to get a passport photo near the Branch Office in Tel Aviv.
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship: Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy in addition to your original document.
- U.S. birth certificate
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization, or
- A valid or expired U.S. passport (with your signature)
- Proof of Identity: Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy. Must be a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as:
- Foreign passport
- Driver’s License
- National identity card with photograph, or
- Military I.D with photograph