Passport Services

Applying for a U.S. passport abroad is a different process from applying for one in the United States. The application forms, required documentation, and costs are the same, but expedited services are not available.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara typically has the soonest in-person appointments available in Turkiye.  If you need to schedule an appointment urgently, please schedule in Ankara.

Please use our Passport Wizard to fill out your passport application. Completing your application online and printing it will help assure timely and accurate processing. Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Important:

  • The validity of your passport cannot be extended. If your passport has expired, you must apply for a new passport.
  • To renew a passport for a child under the age of 16, please follow the instructions for a minor passport application.
  • If your child received a passport between age 0 and 5 and they are applying for a passport renewal, please provide yearly photographs to demonstrate the change in appearance.
  • The processing time for passports is 6 weeks. The processing time for passport cards is 8 weeks.
  • You can track your passport status by visiting https://passportstatus.state.gov/. If it shows that your passport has been “issued” or “mailed” at https://passportstatus.state.gov/, it still needs to be shipped from its printing location in the United States to Turkiye.  Please allow two weeks from the time the status is listed as “mailed” for delivery at your home in Turkiye.  It can take up to 4 weeks from the time that you submit your application before it can be tracked online.  Please allow an appropriate amount of time and check the system before writing to inquire on the status of your passport application.
  • We return passports to you via courier company. Courier company charges a fee for the service on delivery. ANG cargo company charges the fee in two payments. 
  • Individuals unable to communicate in English or Turkish should bring an official certified translator.

The American Citizen Services fees are as follow:

Service Fee
Adult Passport – first time or replacement 165 USD
Adult Passport Renewal 130 USD
Child under 16 Passport – first time or replacement application 135 USD
Adult Passport Card 30 USD
Minor Passport Card (when also applying for a passport book) 15 USD
Consular Report of Birth 100 USD
Notary 50 USD
Notary– any additional notary 50 USD

 

Forms of Payment

  • Credit cards: We accept most U.S. and Turkish credit cards. You can use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Novus/Discovery, and Diners credit cards. To be able to make a payment, your credit card must be open for international transactions and online payments.
  • Debit cards: We do not accept Turkish debit cards.
  • Cash: You can pay in U.S. Dollars or Turkish Liras. Exchange rate might be different from the local rate.
  • Checks: We do not accept traveler’s checks and personal checks.

Please note the following important information:

We strongly advise you to confirm the validity of your passport and resolve any passport-related issues before you book your travel.

If you have a genuine, travel-related emergency, an emergency passport (EPDP) can be issued, usually within a business day of your application. EPDPs are valid for up to a year, but may be exchanged within a year of issuance for a full-validity passport for no additional fee.

Please be aware that you will be required to schedule an appointment and appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara to apply for and receive an EPDP.

EPDP application instructions: 

  • If you are experiencing a genuine, travel-related emergency and would like to request an EPDP, you may schedule an online appointment. Ankara has next day availabilities.
  • To apply for an EPDP and schedule an online appointment, follow the general instructions for an adult or minor passport application.

Replacing an EPDP with a full-validity passport instructions:

  • If you were issued an emergency limited validity passport (EPDP) because of an urgent need to travel, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your trip.
  • You may exchange the EPDP free of charge for a full-validity passport within one year of the issuance of the limited passport.
  • You must exchange the EPDP by mail if the EPDP meets the following requirements:
    • was issued less than 12 months ago; and
    • does not have an endorsement on page 11 stating “A fully validity passport must be approved by the Department of State”
  • To exchange your EPDP by mail, you must mail in the following:
    • a completed Form DS-5504 available online or as a downloadable PDF (84 Kb / 6 pages);
    • one color photo 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) taken on a white background within the last six months; no glasses; and
    • the EPDP

Please mail the above required materials to:

U.S. Embassy Ankara
ATTN: Consular/ACS
1480 Sok No:1
Cukurambar Mah
Cankaya 06530
Ankara

The U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the U.S. Consulate in Adana, and Izmir Consular Agency do not accept mail-in passport applications.

If you are located in the U.S., please find additional information here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html.

  • If the EPDP does not meet the above mail-in requirements, please follow the general instructions for a new adult or minor passport application, which requires payment of the appropriate fee.