Emergency passports are issued only in real emergencies, and evidence of the need for immediate, emergency travel should be submitted with applications.
Emergency passports are normally limited in validity and cannot be extended. Furthermore, you must appear at the Embassy or Consulate in person, during business hours, to apply. The application process and fee are the same as if you were applying for a regular passport.
URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Germany are now able to offer a very limited number of appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. We are not able to offer call-in hours at this time but will answer your email promptly. If you need an emergency passport for immediate international travel or for reasons relating to immigration, please contact the embassy or consulate nearest you.
Passport processing centers in the United States have resumed operations. If you have previously applied for a passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, your documents should be produced soon and we are working to get them to you as quickly as possible. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Germany have resumed processing mail-in passport applications for routine renewal. Please click here for instructions.
U.S. embassies and consulates are still able to print emergency passports. If you have an immediate need to travel and have a confirmed flight to the United States, please email Berlin, Frankfurt, or Munich and request an emergency passport appointment.
Please visit this website for further updates.
If you apply for your regular passport within 1 year of the issue date of the emergency passport, you will not have to pay the fee again. When you receive your emergency passport, you will also receive a letter that explains how to obtain a regular passport after returning from your urgent travel.
For non-emergency issues, please see our general contact information.