Renewal by mail

Passport printing centers in the United States are no longer processing routine cases; there is currently no timeline for resumption of service.  We encourage applicants to apply for an emergency, limited-validity passport if needed for emergency travel.  Applicants may continue to apply for full-validity passports by mail, with the understanding that we do not know when service will resume.

If you require an emergency service, please write to the appropriate consular office ( or ).  For further updates, please check this website regularly.  Emergency services are available in Jerusalem (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 08:00 – 11:00) and Tel Aviv (Tuesday and Thursday, 08:00 – 11:00), excluding holidays.  Please enroll in to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.

Renewal by mail is only for adult passport renewals.  We encourage you to apply by mail to save yourself a trip to the Embassy.  When applying by mail, carefully read all the instructions to make sure your application is complete and correct before you send it to the Embassy.

You may renew your passport by mail if your most recent U.S. passport:

  • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
  • Was issued within the last 15 years;
  • Was issued with 10 year validity; and
  • Was issued in your current name (or you have changed your name and can submit legal documentation (e.g. marriage certificate, Change of Name Deed) to prove this change)

If you do not meet all these requirements, you need to appear for an appointment at the Embassy to renew.  Follow the instructions for renewal in person.