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Passport Services in Person

Renewing a U.S. passport issued before age 16 or more than 15 years ago

When applying to renew a U.S. passport issued before age 16 or more than 15 years ago, you must apply in person through a pre-arranged appointment. 

You will need to bring with you:

  • Your most recent U.S. passport;
  • One U.S. passport sized (2x2 inch) photograph - see photo requirements for information or check out our SlideShare presentation. Photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected;
  • Government issued photo I.D (such as U.S or foreign passport, driving licence or military I.D). A U.S. passport will meet this requirement if it is not expired;
  • If your passport was issued more then 15 years ago, please provide 1-2 photographs per year from when your last passport was issued to present, to show how your appearance has changed (family or informal photos are acceptable);
  • If you naturalized as a citizen of a foreign country since your last passport was issued, please provide a photocopy of your foreign naturalization certificate and a statement confirming whether or not it was your intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship when you naturalized as a foreign citizen;
  • If you have changed your name since your previous U.S. passport was issued, you will be required to furnish legal documentation (e.g. marriage certificate, Change of Name Deed) to prove this change;
  • Applicants aged 16-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  The accompanying adult must bring government issued photo I.D
  • Form DS-11 (Click here to be taken to the form).
    Please complete the form on-line, then print and submit to the U.K. Before you begin, see our YouTube video for instructions on completing the form. DO NOT mail this form to the United States and DO NOT sign the form until requested to do so by a Consular Officer;  
  • The non-refundable application fee for an adult U.S passport is $135.00.  You will pay the fee in person to the Cashier at the time you appear at the Embassy.  Fee information is available here.

Scheduling the Appointment

If you reside in England or Wales and will be applying for a passport service at the U.S. Embassy in London, please follow this link for further detailed information. 

If you reside in Northern Ireland and will be applying for a passport service at the U.S. Consulate General in Belfast, please follow this link for further information

If you reside in Scotland and will be applying for a passport service at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, please follow this link for further detailed information. 

Melissa Renews Her U.S. Passport

Attending the Embassy in London

  • Prohibited items icon

    Electronic devices such as laptops are not allowed within the Embassy grounds.  For a list of prohibited items and storage facilities within the vicinity of the Embassy, please click here.  

    Large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages classed above cabin-size allowance are also not allowed within the Embassy grounds. Please see this PDF file for a list of Left Luggage storage facilities (PDF - 36kb).

    Visitors who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point, which could result in the interview being cancelled.