American Citizen Services at U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate Dubai

Limited Appointments for Routine Services

The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are now offering limited appointments for some routine services including minor passport renewal, notaries, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and first-time adult passport applications. To schedule an appointment, please use the online appointment system for U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi or U.S. Consulate General Dubai.

In certain cases, applicants who qualify for an emergency passport appointment may receive a limited-validity Emergency Photo Digitized Passport (EPDP). EPDP’s are ONLY valid for one year. The EPDP can be exchanged for a normal validity passport without extra charge, but requires additional paperwork and application material. If all requirements are met, emergency passports can be issued within 48 hours. Note that Americans can travel directly to the United States on an expired passport.

New Service—Renew U.S. Adult Passports from Home

The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General are accepting passport renewal applications for eligible adults through Emirates Post. We urge all eligible applicants to take advantage of the new mail-in service. Detailed information can be found here.

Appointments No Longer Necessary for Ballot Drop-Off:

Appointments are no longer needed to drop off absentee ballots for the 2020 U.S. Election. Election materials can be dropped off at either U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi or U.S. Consulate General Dubai, Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (except on U.S. or UAE holidays). No appointment is necessary. We recommend all ballots be delivered to the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate General Dubai on or before Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Visit this link for detailed ballot instructions.

Emergency Service Information

If you are an American citizen in need of an emergency service, please send an email to AbuDhabiACS@state.gov (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) or DubaiACS@state.gov (for Dubai and other emirates).