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Renew for the First Time as an Adult
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October 27, 2022

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.  The passport (duly cancelled) will be returned to you together with the new U.S. passport.
  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 €5.00.  Use 5 Euro bill or the equivalent in 1 and 2 Euros coins. You may also pay with a credit card.
  1. Pay the applicable passport fee (payable in U.S. dollars, Euro equivalent or with a credit card).
  1. Return of Passports: A DHL label is required if you apply in the Madrid consular district. Please see return options for Barcelona.