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Passports

Damaged or Mutilated Passports

If your passport has been damaged or mutilated, you must apply in person for a new passport.

Adults (age 16 and older)

  • All applicants must apply in person.
  • Present damaged/mutilated passport.
  • Present proof of U.S. Citizenship (If identifying information on the passport is illegible you must submit proof of citizenship other than the damaged/mutilated passport.)
  • Present one valid proof of ID
  • Provide one passport photo
  • Complete form DS-11
  • We will inform you by phone call when your new passport arrives to arrange pick up at the Embassy. If you prefer you can also submit a self-addressed, USPS Priority Mail prepaid envelope and we will return the passport by mail.

See also : Passport Fees

Children under 16

  • All applicants (children) must appear in person accompanied by both parents.
  • Present damaged/mutilated passport.
  • Present proof of U.S. Citizenship (If identifying information on the passport is illegible you must submit proof of citizenship other than the damaged/mutilated passport)
  • Present proof of parent-child relationship
  • Parents' valid IDs
  • Provide one passport photo
  • Complete form DS-11
  • We will inform you by phone call when your new passport arrives to arrange pick up at the Embassy. If you prefer you can also submit a self-addressed, USPS Priority Mail prepaid envelope and we will return the passport by mail.
  • Submit Notarized DS-3053 (PDF - 157kb) if either parent cannot be present.

See also : Passport Fees

Passports for Children:

As of February 1, 2008, the two-parent consent requirement for all minors' passport services was extended to include all children under age 16. Both parents are required to be present to provide signatures at the time of application. See: Parental Conset for Minors

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