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Passport Services
Apply for or renew a U.S. Passport

ARE YOU A U.S. CITIZEN WHO NEEDS A PASSPORT?

July 20, 2022

American citizens are no longer be permitted to use an expired U.S. passport to return to the United States after June 30, 2022.  If your passport has expired, please contact your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a U.S. passport. 

The Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai conveniently offer passport renewal services by mail or drop-box, (for adult renewals only) 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.