As of March 18, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Embassy Ankara, U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, U.S. Consulate Adana, and U.S. Consular Agency Izmir have suspended routine consular services and are only providing emergency services. As this is an evolving situation, we do not know when normal services will resume.
Please note, for all in-person services: Due to health and safety restrictions, limited services are available only for U.S. citizens normally resident in Turkey. If you have been outside of Turkey in the 10 days prior to your appointment, you will need to reschedule. In addition, if you have had any cold or flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days, such as a fever, shortness of breath, or a persistent cough you will need to reschedule.
Limited passport services available. The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, the U.S. Consulate in Adana, and the U.S. Consular Agency in Izmir can assist you with a limited validity passport for an adult or minor if you have an urgent need to travel. We can also make limited appointments for accepting full validity passport applications, for other urgent reasons, such as Turkish residency renewal. As we follow CDC guidelines for phased re-openings at our domestic and overseas operations, we will update this website.
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.
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.
- If your passport has already expired, it cannot be extended. 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 two to three weeks. The processing time for passport cards is one month.
- All passports are returned via UPS. UPS charges a fee for the service on delivery.
The American Citizen Services fees are as follow:
|Adult Passport – first time or replacement||145.00|
|Adult Passport Card||30.00|
|Minor Passport Card||15.00|
|Adult passport renewal||110.00|
|Child under 16 passport – first time or replacement application||115.00|
|Consular Report of Birth||100.00|
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.
Cash and Checks: We do not accept traveler’s checks and personal checks. You can pay in U.S. Dollars or Turkish Liras.