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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

Notice

If you need a U.S. passport for urgent travel

If you have reservations to travel in the next five days, do not wait until the day of your flight! Please come directly to the Embassy in Madrid or the Consulate General in Barcelona to apply for an emergency passport during the following hours (except on U.S. or local holidays):

Madrid: 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday through Friday.
Emergency passports will be ready for pick up the next business day after you apply.

Barcelona: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Emergency passports will be ready for pick up the next business day after you apply.

We do not issue replacement passports after hours.

Please bring proof of travel. Forms and instructions can be found on our website.

Notice

Beginning February 27, 2022, U.S. Embassy Madrid and U.S. Consulate General Barcelona will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy.

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ARE YOU A U.S. CITIZEN WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT?

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning February 27, 2022, U.S. Embassy Madrid and U.S. Consulate General Barcelona will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate without the need to apply in person. Please visit our see our Adult Passport Renewals webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features. These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility. U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens: U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.