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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

IMPORTANT!! Applying for a U.S. Passport in GERMANY

U.S. citizens residing in Germany can easily apply for a U.S. passport (first time or renewal) in Berlin, Munich, or Frankfurt. Some applications require an in-person appointment, others can be submitted by mail.


If you require a new passport, a renewal passport, or just aren’t sure, our simple Passport Wizard will assist you in determining your eligibility and gathering the documentation needed to apply.

There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.

Passport services are not available on weekends, or on German or U.S. holidays.

The processing time for routine passport renewals is 3-4 weeks. If you are traveling within the next 2 weeks, please see Emergency Passports for further information.

Returning to the United States on an Expired Passport

Do You Know What Type of Forms You Need?

If you already know which forms to complete, you can:

  • go directly to our online form filler at pptform.state.gov to generate a barcoded application,
  • schedule an appointment at one of our locations,
    • To schedule an online appointment for Berlin, please click HERE
    • To schedule an online appointment for Frankfurt, please click HERE
    • To schedule an online appointment for Munich, please click HERE
  • get specific passport guidance info on Travel.State.gov.