Do I need to go to the Embassy?
Applicants must personally appear at the U.S. Embassy for all passport services. If you are applying for a passport for a child under age 16, both parents and the child must be present, unless one parent presents an original court order for sole custody, a death certificate for the other parent, or a notarized Statement of Consent or Special Circumstances from the absent parent.
Passport Processing Times
Except in emergencies, passports are printed in the United States and take a minimum of 2-3 weeks to be returned to the Embassy. You will receive an automated email when your passport is ready.
In cases of emergency travel, where waiting two weeks for the passport will cause undue hardship, the Consular Section is authorized to print a limited validity passport that cannot be extended.
Passport Delivery options
You will receive an email when your passport is ready. Regrettably, we are unable to send passports in the mail. Please bring your expired passport and fee receipt to collect your passport Monday OR Thursday between the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., except on U.S. and Pakistani holidays. Applicants age 16 and over must collect their own passports. For applicants under 16, either parent can collect the passport. No appointment is necessary for pickup.
All documents must be originals; any documents on ruppee paper will not be accepted as an original document. If the document is not in English, then a certified English translation with a photocopy is also required.
The U.S. Embassy Islamabad accepts applications for: