The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have extended the use of certain expired U.S. passports for the direct return of U.S. citizens to the United States or to a United States Territory.
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 June 30, 2022. While the United States will allow for your entrance into the country, please check with your airline for the ability to board on an expired passport.
You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true:
You do not qualify to travel on your expired passport if:
All other passport rules and regulations remain in effect. The Department of Homeland Security maintains discretion to reject any bearer in accordance with 22 CFR 53.2(b)(7) and 8 CFR 235.1(b).
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:
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.