Adult Passports

Welcome to Passport Services of U.S. Embassy Islamabad. We provide services for United States citizens in KPK and certain Districts of Punjab. We are open for appointments Tuesday through Thursday afternoons. We are closed on U.S. and Pakistani public holidays. If you reside in Sindh or Balochistan, or in U.S. Consulate General Lahore Consular District, please visit their respective sites.

We process appointment-based services on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  If you are late for your appointment, we may ask you to reschedule. We suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes early in order to clear security.

If you show up without an appointment, or with the incorrect type of appointment for the service you require, we will not be able to assist you. Please be sure you are correctly scheduling your appointment for the type of service you need.

We never require an appointment for emergency services.

American Citizen Services is closed to the public during U.S. and Pakistani holidays.

After reading the information below, please schedule an appointment by clicking here.

If you are seeking to renew a U.S. passport that had 10 year validity (as opposed to 5 year validity), you will need to fill out the required documents and come to the U.S. Consulate for an appointment.  Regrettably, we do not accept passport renewals by mail.

You are required to furnish the following:

  • Your most recent U.S. passport;
  • Two U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photographs.  See photograph requirements for information on the correct size.  Photographs which do not meet the requirements will be rejected;
  • DS-82 passport form (fill out online and print).  Complete the form online, and print it.  Please DO NOT mail the form to the United States or the U.S. Consulate;
  • If you have changed your name since your previous U.S. passport was issued, you will be required to furnish evidence of your name change, such as marriage certificate or court order;
  • Fees: Fee is payable in cash or by credit card.  The fee for a renewal of a U.S. passport will be $110.00.  You will pay the fee in person to the Cashier at the time you appear at the U.S. Consulate.
  • Incomplete, unsigned or incorrect applications will not be accepted and will delay processing.

After reading the information below, please schedule an appointment by clicking here.

If you believe you have a claim to U.S. citizenship and you are over the age of 18, you will need to set up an appointment at U.S. Consulate Karachi to determine if you are entitled to a U.S. passport.  Please follow the instructions on this page if you never had a U.S. passport issued in your own name.

Note:  If you are no longer in possession of any of these documents below, you must obtain a certified copy from the issuing authority.

Note: If you are applying for the first passport for a child under the age of 18 who was born overseas, you must first report the child’s birth. You may apply for the child’s first passport at the same time.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship:
    • a U.S. Birth Certificate; or
    • a U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad; or
    • a U.S. Certification of Birth; or
    • a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship; or
    • a U.S. Naturalization Certificate; or
    • a passport of your U.S. citizen parent(s) in which you are included.
  • Your original, Pakistani birth certificate (if you were born here).  Certified copy of your long-form birth record issued by the appropriate governmental authority, showing your full name, date and place of birth, parents’ information, filing and issue date.
  • Proof of identity
    • a valid passport of any country; or
    • a valid driver’s license with photograph; or
    • a valid U.S. or State government ID card; or
    • a U.S. military ID card; or
    • Any foreign passport that you may currently hold.
  • Form DS-11.  Complete the form online and print.  Do not sign it.  You are required to sign the form before a consular officer.  
  • The non-refundable application fee for a first passport is $105.00 (for under 16) or $135.00 (for 16 or over).  You will pay the fee in person to the Cashier at the time you appear at the U.S. Consulate.
  • Two U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photographs.  See photograph requirements for information on the correct size.  Photographs which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
  • Evidence of Parents’ Marriage:  Certified copy of your parents’ marriage certificate issued by the appropriate governmental authority. Religious records are not acceptable.
  • Evidence of Termination of your Parent’s Previous Marriages: Certified copy of divorce decree/death certificate etc.
  • Evidence of Change of Name:  If you and/or your parents have changed names through marriage, court order, etc, submit an original or certified copy of the relevant documents.
  • Evidence of Physical Presence in the United States of U.S. Citizen Parent(s); Documentary evidence of periods of physical presence in the United States of your U.S. citizen parent(s) prior to your birth, including periods of physical presence outside the United States when the parent served in the U.S. armed forces or employed by other U.S. government agencies (if applicable). Please review our Transmission requirements webpage and physical presence webpage for further information.
  • Evidence of Parentage and/or Legitimation:  Credible and substantial evidence of blood relationship between yourself and your U.S. parent(s) must be submitted with your application. If you were born out-of-wedlock, please consult the attached “Table of Transmission Requirements” for the legitimation laws that may be applicable at the time of your birth.
  • Affidavit of Parentage Completed by your U.S. Citizen Parent(s) (PDF 280 KB):  Your U.S. citizen parent should accompany you to the Embassy to sign the affidavit under oath. If your parent is in the United States, the affidavit can be signed before a notary public and must be accompanied by a notarized copy of your parent’s.

Additional documents may be required depending upon the circumstances of your case.

If applying for a child under the age of 16, you will also be required to follow additional instructions.

After reading the information below, please schedule an appointment by clicking here.

If you are seeking to renew a U.S. passport that had 5 year validity (as opposed to 10 year validity), you will need to fill out the required documents and come to the U.S. Consulate for an appointment.  This is for situations where you were under 16 when you received your first U.S. passport but you are now over 16 and seeking a new U.S. passport. If you are over 18 but never had a U.S. passport, but think you have a claim to U.S. citizenship, click here.

You are required to furnish the following:

  • Your most recent U.S. passport;
  • DS-11 passport form (PDF 100 KB). Complete the form online and print.  Do not sign it.  You are required to sign the form before a consular officer;
  • Proof of Identity; if the U.S. passport is too old to determine identity. The applicant may prove his/her identity with any one of these, if the applicant is recognizable:
  • A valid passport of any country; or
  • A valid driver’s license with photograph.
  • If you are under 18 and do not have photo identification of your own, a parent may accompany you and present signed photo identification and this can be considered as secondary evidence of identification. Secondary evidence of identification does not guarantee issuance. Please see the following link: Secondary Identification.
  • Please note: If you have significantly changed in appearance since the issuance of your last passport, please bring age-progression photos from the time your last passport was issued to present (e.g. school, class, or family photos).
  • Two U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photographs.  See photograph requirements for information on the correct size.  Photographs which do not meet the requirements will be rejected;
  • Fees: Fee is payable in cash or by credit card.  The non-refundable application fee for a U.S. passport is $105.00 (for under 16s) or $135.00 (for over 16s). You will pay the fee in person to the Cashier at the time you appear at the U.S. Consulate.

If you have family or medical reasons for a U.S. passport and you have an urgent need to travel, you must schedule an appointment at the U.S. Consulate to apply for an emergency limited-validity U.S. passport in person.  Please make an appointment online here.  All requests for emergency appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

  • Current Passport (if you have it);
  • Form DS-11.  Complete the form online and print.  Do not sign it.  You are required to sign the form before a consular officer.  
  • The non-refundable application fee for a first passport is $105.00 (for under 16) or $135.00 (for 16 or over).  You will pay the fee in person to the Cashier at the time you appear at the U.S. Consulate.
  • Two U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photographs.  See photograph requirements for information on the correct size.  Photographs which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.

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

Processing Times

Same-day or next-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.