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Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. See this page for more information.

The Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai conveniently offer passport renewal services by mail or drop-box , without requiring an appointment. Read links to see if this option is applicable to your situation.

If not, you will need to bring the relevant forms and schedule an appointment for a visit to the Embassy in Abu Dhabi or the Consulate General in Dubai. Please see below the instructions on how to do so:

  1. Complete Your Application: Click on the Passport Wizard to identify which document you need to bring. Print and complete the relevant document and gather the needed documents.
  2. Schedule an Appointment: Visit our appointment website   to schedule an appointment at one of our locations, or
  3. More Information: Get specific passport guidance info on Travel.State.gov.   

The processing time for routine passport renewals is 2-4 weeks. If you are traveling within the next two weeks, please see Emergency Assistance for further information or e-mail AbuDhabiACS@state.gov if you are located in Abu Dhabi or DubaiACS@state.gov if you are located in Dubai or the Northern Emirates.

Passport services are not available on weekends, or U.S. or United Arab Emirates holidays.