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For information on how to apply for a passport, please use the passport navigator below for your nearest Embassy or Consulate. The navigator will ask you a series of simple questions and help you make an appointment at that location or provide you with instructions to send a mail-in renewal application to Frankfurt if you are eligible.
If you are replacing a limited validity or “emergency” passport within one year of its issuance date, please follow these instructions.
The processing time for routine passport applications is 4-6 weeks. If you are traveling within the next 2 weeks and need an Emergency Passport, please follow the instructions in the passport navigator.
You can fill out the correct form, or find information about your passport status at Travel.State.gov
You must provide one photo with your passport application. All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants.
Diplomatic, Official, and Service Passports are processed by the Special Issuance Agency (SIA) in Washington, DC. Please visit their website for detailed instructions. (Note: this link is only accessible from a U.S. government device). Passport services are arranged by your Military Passport Agent.
Information for military families regarding passports, birth abroad, and immigration.
The Embassy/Consulates do NOT store prohibited items for applicants. There is no facility at the Embassy/Consulates to store such items, so you must make arrangements to store these items elsewhere before you enter. If you arrive with a prohibited item, you will be turned away and asked to make a new appointment.
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Information on visa validity and what the visa expiration date means is available at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/general/visa-expiration-date.html.
Information on visa categories is provided on our visa directory page. Visa processing begins when the application is received on the appointment day. We are unable to make any related decisions before an application is received. We are also not authorized to speculate about the result of a visa application an applicant is preparing.
Information on O- and P visas for performers, entertainers and athletes is available on our visa directory page. If you are not sure whether you need an O or P visa, send us a short description of the planned activities.
Under current U.S. law and regulations certain applicants require additional administrative processing before a visa can be issued. The amount of time required to carry out this additional administrative processing varies. It can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months or longer. We are unable to expedite this process.
While we can process urgent visa applications, we encourage all travelers, children and babies included, to obtain an E-passport. An expedited E-passport can be obtained more quickly (within 72 hours) and at less cost than a U.S. visa. Please contact your local passport office immediately about this option. Should you choose to apply for a visa for your child, you can drop off or mail in his or her application and all the required documents if the child is under 14 years of age. If the child is 14 or older, an appointment and a personal appearance are necessary. However, you should be aware of the fact that it takes 2-3 days for the visa application to be processed and the visa to be issued, and then it will be mailed to you via the German postal system. We cannot guarantee any specific date when the visa will be ready.
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