Passports Services

All U.S. citizens traveling by air are required to present a passport to enter the United States. Haitian law requires U.S. citizens to enter and exit Haiti with a passport.

Apply early! It usually takes three weeks for your new passport to arrive.

We can issue a limited-validity passport more quickly in emergency circumstances. You will later need to exchange your limited passport for a full-validity one upon completion of your emergency travel, either through a passport facility in the United States, or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.


Our Passport Services (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

U.S. citizens can submit applications for U.S. passports, document children born in Haiti, and request help in an emergency. All non-emergency services are provided by appointment only.

Adults (Age 16 and Older)

 

FIRST TIME ADULT PASSPORT

  • Original U. S. birth certificate (if born in the U.S); Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), naturalization certificate, or citizenship certificate (if U.S. citizenship was acquired at or after birth).
  • Application form DSP-11 completed but not signed until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Application fee $ 145.00USD (U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes).
  • Two (2) color photos (2”x2”) (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background.
  • Photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, National Identification card, etc.)

Personal appearance before a consular officer is required.

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

 

FIRST-TIME CHILDREN PASSPORT (Under 16 years old)

Children must appear in person accompanied by two parents.  Evidence required includes:

  • Birth certificate (showing parents names)
  • Application form DSP-11 completed but not signed until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Application fee $115.00USD (U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes).
  • Two (2) color photos (2”x2”) (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background
  • Photo identification of both parents
  • Notarized written authorization for the non-applying parent not present with the child
  • Proof of the child’s U.S. citizenship (if child acquired U. S. citizenship at or after birth): Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship, along with photo identification. For children who may have changed substantially in physical appearance, we suggest you bring progression photos, which show the child in the years since the issuance of the previous passport.

For children born in the U.S., parents must provide extensive evidence of the birthplace, identity, and citizenship of the child.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical records and photos documenting the mother’s pregnancy and birth of the child in the United States
  • Family photos from the child’s infancy to the present, especially photos in the U.S.
  • For older children, please bring the child’s medical and school records.

Cases are considered on an individual basis and the Consular Officer may request that you provide additional evidence.

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

Special Requirements for Children under Age 16

As of February 1, 2008, the two-parent consent requirement for all passport services was extended to include all children under age 16. Either both parents must be present to provide signatures at the time of passport application, or in the event one parent cannot attend, s/he must send a notarized statement of consent with valid identification. Alternately, the applying parent may present a death certificate or sole custody order for the child proving the other parent’s absence.

All first time applicants must appear in person at the American Citizen Services Unit.

Adult Passport Renewals

You may renew your passport using application form DS-82, provided if you meet all four of the following requirements:

  1.  You have a passport that is not damaged; and
  2. It was issued within the past 15 years; and
  3. You were at least age 16 when it was issued; and
  4. Still have the same name in your most recent passport (or you can legally document your name change)

You need to make an appointment with the American Citizen Services Unit  online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  The day of your appointment, bring the following documents with you to the consular section:

  • The application for an adult passport renewal (DS-82)
  • Two (2) color photos (2”x2”) (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background
  • Your most recent U.S. Passport.
  • Application fee $ 110.00 USD (U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes).
  • Photo identification (i.e. Drivers license, National Identification Card, etc.)

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

Passport Renewal for Children under 16

Children must appear in person accompanied by both parents.  The day of your appointment, bring the following documents with you to the consular section:

  • Child’s original birth certificate (showing parents’ names).
  • Minor Passport renewal Application form (DS-11) completed but not signed until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Your child’s most recent U.S. passport.
  • Application fee $ 115.00 USD (U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes).
  • Two (2) color photos (2”x2”) (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background).
  • Photo identification for both parents (photo IDs must be state issued and cannot be past their listed date of expiration).
  • If a parent cannot be present the day of the appointment, please bring that parent’s notarized Statement of Consent (DS-3053) or notarized written consent, which must include: 1) the child’s full name, 2) the child’s date of birth, 3) the affiant’s relationship to the child, 4) the affiant’s street address, email address, and telephone number, and 5) language from the affiant giving his/her consent to the issuance of a U.S. passport to the child named on the application.
  • Proof of the child’s U.S. citizenship (if child acquired U. S. citizenship at or after birth), such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), a Naturalization Certificate, or a Certificate of Citizenship, along with photo identification.  
  • For children who may have changed substantially in physical appearance, we suggest you bring photos showing the child in the years since the issuance of the previous passport.

Cases are considered on an individual basis and the Consular Officer may request that you provide additional evidence.

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.

To mitigate the impact on frequent travelers, the Department began issuing 52-page passports to all applicants outside the United States starting October 1, 2014 for no additional cost. Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.

Requests for additional 24-page visa inserts will only be accepted until December 31, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, applicants in need of additional pages in their valid passports must obtain a new passport.

For more information on how or where to apply, please visit Travel.State.Gov/ApplyEarly or call the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778/1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD).

If you have changed your name, you may apply to have this change reflected in your passport. Please note that as of September 26, 2005, U.S. passports will no longer be amended to change items appearing on the data page; you will therefore apply for a new passport in your new name.

If the change is within one year after issuance, to apply please provide the following:

  • Current passport;
  • completed form DS-5504;
  • two passport photographs (taken within the last six months);
  • documentation of name change (e.g. original or copy of marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order).

Fees: no fee is charged for this service.

If the change is more than one year after issuance, please follow regular procedure for passport renewal and include documentation of name change (e.g. original or copy of marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order.)

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

Emergency circumstances include serious illness, death of an immediate family member, or previously scheduled return travel to the U.S. after a passport has been lost or stolen.  Such passports will be limited in validity, and cannot be extended.  You will be asked to provide proof of your emergency.

Please bring the following:

  • Completed form form DS-11, the passport application (do not sign the application).
  • Completed form DS-64, the report of a lost or stolen passport.
  • Proof of identity (any other ID, driver’s license, etc.)
  • Any identification available to prove your citizenship, for example:  previous passport, naturalization certificate and copy, certificate of citizenship.  If available, bring a copy of the lost or stolen passport.
  • Application fee $ 145.00 USD for an adult and $115.00 USD for a minor (U.S. dollars or Haitian gourdes).

Please remember that the law requires the consent of both parents on all passport applications for minor children under the age of 16, or documentation of sole custody.

If you are traveling within the next 10 business days you must schedule an appointment at the Embassy to apply for an emergency limited-validity passport in person.  To schedule an appointment please contact us via telephone at 509-2229-8900 or by email via acspap@state.gov Monday to Friday between 7:00AM to 3:00PM.

The Embassy will only offer emergency walk-in services under the following conditions:

  • Your passport was lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated AND you have travel plans within the next week;
  • Your request is due to a sudden, unexpected occurrence or relates to an unexpected event, such as a death in the family or a medical problem;
  • You are traveling within the next 5 days.

 Processing Times 

Same-day issuance is available for applications that are complete and straightforward. In some cases, however, we may be required to refer to the Department of State; therefore, some cases may take longer.

 Application Procedures 

You will need to bring the following items with you or your application will be delayed.

Please note: proof of travel, such as a return ticket or a copy of your official travel itinerary, is required to replace lost or stolen passports.

  1. Current Passport (if you have it);
  2. Passport Application Form is available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay.   Print one-sided pages only.** DO NOT SIGN.
  3. Photo: two current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.
  4. Payment: credit card, debit card or cash (dollars or gourdes) to pay the passport fee:  $110 for adult passport renewals and $145  if your passport was lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated;

If applying for minors under age 16, please refer to this website page.

Replacing an Emergency Passport for a Full-Validity Passport:

Within One Year of Issuance of the Emergency Passport applicant must submit:

  1. The Form DS-5504, U.S. Passport Re-Application,
  2. The Emergency passport for cancellation, and
  3. Two new photographs.
  4. No additional fees are required.

Once you have all the above, please schedule an appointment with the American Citizen Services online at https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs.  When the passport is approved by the Consular Officer, please allow two (2) to three (3) weeks to receive your new passport from the courier service. Please remember not to bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, computers, ipods, ipads, MP3, etc. into the Embassy compound.

Your photo is a vital part of your passport application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid passport processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency.We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.Note: Photos must be 2″x2″ in size with a background that is uniform, plain and white, and free of shadows.

If you are applying for a U.S. Passport, you must provide one (1) photo. Your passport photo must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
  1. Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
  2. Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  3. Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  4. If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.
  5. Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
  6. Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos. Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Please see Passport News for full details of this change.

Payment options are as follows:

  • U.S. or local currency;
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Diners Club. All credit card transactions are in U.S. dollars, as if the transaction occurred in the United States.

 

Item Fee
USD
Passport Passport Execution: Required for first-time applicants, minors, and others who must apply in person $35
Adult Passport Book Application Services for Applicants age 16 or over (including renewals) $50
Minor Passport Book Application Services for Applicants under age 16 (including renewals) $20
Passport Book Security Surcharge (required for all passport applications) $60
CRBA Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States $100
Passport Card Adult Passport Card Application Services for Applicants age 16 or over (including renewals) $30
Minor Passport Card Application Services for Applicants under age 16 $15

 

Reference:

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to  their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

  • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
  • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
  • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
  • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
  • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer. Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
  • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
  • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
  • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
  • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
  • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
  • Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
  • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place. Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration