Passport Services

** APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED **

If you arrive at the consulate for any non-emergency passport service without an appointment, you will be asked to return after securing an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy, which will ensure that services are offered in a more efficient manner, with shorter wait times.  Please note that failure to renew a passport in a timely manner prior to your travel is not an emergency service, and you will need an appointment to receive a new passport.

As we have limited cash on hand please bring exact change or pay with credit card.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

To help calculate your passport costs, use the Estimate Your Fees calculator. 

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

Form

You must complete and bring Form DS-82 if ALL of the following are true of your most recent U.S. passport:
• Undamaged and can be submitted with your application,
• Issued when you were age 16 or older,
• Issued within the last 15 years, and
• Issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.

You must complete Form DS-11 if any of the following are true:

  • Your expired passport has been lost, stolen or damaged,
  • You were under age 16 when your most recent passport was issued,
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Previous U.S. passport. Your new passport will be issued with the same name in your most recent passport, unless you include with the application an original or certified court order or marriage certificate showing a change in name. These documents will be returned to you with your new passport,
  • Two (2) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current ID (if applicable)
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with the Federal Benefits Office in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

Form

You must complete and bring Form DS-11 if any of the following are true:

  • You have never had a U.S. passport,
  • Your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged,
  • You were under age 16 when your most recent passport was issued,
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Previous U.S. passport. Your new passport will be issued with the same name in your most recent passport, unless you include with the application an original or certified court order or marriage certificate showing a change in name.  If never had a U.S. passport bring your U.S. birth certificateor Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship or Consular Report of Birth Abroad.  These documents will be returned to you with your new passport.
  • Two (2) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current government issued photo identification,
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with the Federal Benefits Office in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.

Applicants Age 16 and 17

If you have your own identification document (ID), you may apply for a passport by yourself. However, we strongly recommend that at least one parent accompany you to show parental awareness.

Examples of Parental Awareness:

  • A parent appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport
  • A signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID).

If you do not have a current ID, you must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.

Your passport application may be denied if we have received written objection from one of your parents or legal guardians.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

Forms

All applicants age 15 and under must complete and bring Form DS-11.

Passports for Minors

All children must appear in person. Parents must sign the passport application for all children under age 16 only in front of the Vice Consul or Consul the day of the interview. The child’s birth certificate, parents’ or guardians’ own passports or other legal identification, and a copy of the court-ordered guardianship, if applicable, are required. If the old passport contains a baby photo, you will need to present progression photos to verify identity of the applicant.

If one parent is unavailable to appear at the Embassy, an original, notarized DS-3053 Statement of Consent is required, along with a copy of the absent parent’s signed photo identification, which was presented to the notary.  The DS-3053 Statement of Consent is only valid for a period of 90 days.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Minor and both parents present with valid IDs. Please bring photocopies of the IDs.
  • Minor’s original birth certificate (In case of a Paraguayan birth certificate, a copy of “Acta de Nacimiento” must be legalized by the Civil Registry). Please bring a photocopy of the birth certificate.
  • If your child was issued a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), please bring it.
  • Minor’s previous passport, if applicable. Please bring a photocopy of the passport.
  • Photos showing physical development of minor.
  • If one of the parents cannot be present at the interview, an original notarized form DS-3053 by U.S. Notary Public or U.S. Consul must be submitted.
  • Two (2) 5X5 cm photo with a white background.
  • Minor’s Social Security Number.
  • Passport application must be signed only in front of the Vice-Consul or Consul during interview with both parents and child present.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

The Consular Section may replace lost, stolen or mutilated passports after verification of your identity and your citizenship. The following items are required.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed form DS-11Application for a U.S. Passport,
  • Completed form DS-64Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport,
  • Photo identification, (i.e. valid driver’s license or military ID),
  • Proof of citizenship, (i.e. copy of passport, U.S. birth certificate or Naturalization Certificate) + copy,
  • Two (2) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Police report of the loss or theft ,
  • Passport fee,

The U.S. Embassy may issue an emergency passport for immediate travel due to illness or death or to allow a visitor in Asuncion to return to the United States or to continue with onward travel when the passport has been lost or stolen.

Emergency passports are limited in validity and must be replaced as soon as you conclude your emergency travel.

If you have an urgent travel need for the reasons stated above and do not find a suitable appointment date, you may come to the Embassy without an appointment.  You can come Monday through Thursday from 1:00 until 3:30 pm for this specific service.  Please remember that the Embassy is closed on all Paraguayan and American holidays.

If you are an American citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call (595-21) 213-715 and press “0” to be connected to the Operator.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed form DS-11Application for a U.S. Passport,
  • Previous U.S. passport.
  • Photo identification, (i.e. valid driver’s license or government ID),
  • Two (2) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current ID (if applicable)
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with the Federal Benefits Office in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.

 

For information applying for diplomatic, official and no-fee passports, please visit the State Department Passport Page.