Apply for an adult passport – my last passport was issued before I was 16 or more than 15 years ago

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

These instructions also apply to you if you are aged 16 or over and your most recently issued U.S. passport was an emergency limited-validity passport issued 12 months or more ago.

Before you visit the Consulate, please refer to Visiting the Consulate General for information about Permitted and Prohibited Items, Who can Attend the Appointment, Directions to the Consulate General, and Disabled Access.

Note: Many countries have passport validity requirements. Before traveling we recommend you visit the Department of State website at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.