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Renew for the First Time as an Adult

All applicants applying for the first time as adults (age 16 above) must apply in person.  If your current passport is a 10-year validity passport, you are NOT applying for the first time as an adult, and you should renew by mail. Please click here for instructions.

This service requires an appointment:

At the time of your application, please bring the following:

  1. Fill out electronically and print form DS-11 Application for a U.S. passport.  Do not sign the form. Applicants 16 years old and above will be allowed to sign on their own passport application before a Consular Officer under oath. Special Requirements:  Minors age 16-17 with their own identification can apply for a passport by themselves.  However, it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the minor to identify him/her and to show parental awareness. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST LIST YOUR U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE APPLICATION.
  1. Submit your previous passport plus a photocopy of the biodata page.  The passport (duly cancelled) will be returned to you together with the new U.S. passport.
  1. Submit a valid photo ID plus a photocopy if your U.S. passport is expired.
  1. One 2”x2” (5x5cm) passport picture.  Full face looking forward, no plastic photos accepted, taken within the last 6 months with a white background, and no smile.  You must remove your eye glasses, sunglasses, hats, hair bands or anything on your head.  There is a photo booth inside the premises of the Embassy/Consulate General and the fee is €8.00.  Use 5 Euro bill or the equivalent in 1 and 2 Euros coins. You may also pay with a credit card.
  1. Applicable fee.
  1. Return of Passports: A DHL label is required. Please strictly follow instructions on the link.