Apply for a Passport

Instructions for a First-Time Adult Passport

This section applies to you if:

  • You are over the age of 16 and applying for your first U.S. passport,
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16,
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago,
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change with a marriage certificate or court order

U.S. citizens can pick up their new passports approximately 7 to 10 working days from the date they submit their application. New passport pick-up is between 3:00pm and 4:00pm and no appointment is required. The Embassy does not provide expedited processing for passport services. Citizens are urged to plan ahead and submit their applications two (2) months prior to the expiration date of their passport.