All visitors to the U.S. Embassy, including those for U.S. Citizen services and visa appointments, are required to wear face coverings at all times while inside the Embassy and Consular Section. Visitors are expected to bring their own masks/face coverings when visiting and may be turned away if they are unable to comply with this requirement. Please visit this CDC webpage for tips on how to create and effectively use cloth face coverings.
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. This may be an excellent option if your planned travel conflicts with your appointment date. If you choose to utilize this option and hold an appointment with us that you will not attend, please cancel the appointment and notify us so we may offer the time to another citizen.
If you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, please utilize this option to avoid visiting the embassy. We will not grant in-person appointments to applicants who are eligible to renew by mail and have the time to do so.
For those who require an in-person appointment, please consider the following:
- We will open new appointments as often as we can and reopen canceled appointments daily. Please continue to check our website for availability.
- If you are traveling in the next month and have been unable to find an appointment online, please email us at STKACSInfo@state.gov, and include:
- that you are required to appear in person and the reason (minor passport, first adult passport, last passport lost/stolen, etc.)
- the full names and dates of birth of everyone that will be attending the appointment (parents and minors for minor passport appointments)
- your travel itinerary, clearly showing the dates of travel and the passengers traveling
- a telephone number that you may be contacted at.
For our safety and the safety of other visitors, please reschedule your appointment if you feel unwell or have had contact in the past 14 days with any individuals presenting symptoms of COVID-19 (or experienced these symptoms yourself in the past 14 days). Visitors exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 may be turned away and rescheduled for a later date.
Passport Renewal by Mail: If you are renewing an adult 10-year passport (DS-82 application) you do not need to come into the Embassy for an appointment. Using our Pay.Gov pilot program, you can even pay for your passport renewal online. Check requirements for renewal by mail at travel.state.gov. Not only is renewing your passport by mail easier for you, it avoids COVID risks for everyone! Follow the steps on our passport renewal webpage to renew by mail and pay online.