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

Urgent Information Regarding ACS Appointments
Due to reduced staffing, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in London and the Consulates General in Edinburgh and Belfast are providing emergency services only until further notice.

If you require an emergency service, please contact the appropriate consular office to request an emergency appointment.

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for important information. For further updates, please check the Embassy’s website regularly. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to restore full services at the earliest opportunity.

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 to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.