Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations. Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.
For U.S. citizens in the United States, we are only able to offer in-person service at domestic passport agencies or centers for customers with a qualified life-or-death emergency and who need a passport for immediate international travel within 72 hours.
The U.S. embassy can assist with an emergency passport for an adult or a minor. If you have not received your Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), the U.S. embassy can issue an emergency passport if needed .
We encourage you to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the latest updates in your country, as well as the days and hours of American Citizen Services and possible evacuation plans. You can enroll in STEP at step.state.gov.
If you have previously applied for a passport or citizenship service, you should expect significant delays receiving your passport and your citizenship evidence documents. Contact your nearest embassy or consulate to check on the status of your passport or citizenship document such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Please consider waiting to apply until we resume normal operations.
For emergency passport services for U.S. citizens abroad, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s duty officer at 3662-8163 or email the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org