U.S. citizens are required by U.S. law to enter and leave the United States with a valid U.S. passport. This law applies to dual citizens and children. To acquire a U.S. passport, please see the list below.
Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
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. See this page for more information.
Please Do Not Send Passport Applications to the United States
All passport books come with 52 pages. As of January 1, 2016, supplemental visa pages are no longer available.
Please select the type of service you require and follow the step-by-step instructions:
Apply for a Passport - Renew a Passport (In Person)
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and 1st time passport (In Person)
Exchange a limited-validity passport for full-validity (Mail-In)
Life-or-Death Emergencies / Emergency Passports for U.S. Visitors in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (In Person)
Social Security Number
Effective October 1, 2016, all passport applications MUST include a social security number.
Never had a Social Security Number?
Apply for a Social Security Number before submitting your application or submit a signed written statement under penalty of perjury:
Don’t know if you have a number or number unknown: Apply for a replacement card. Click here for further instructions.
Please note: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.