Passport Services

According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S. on anything other than a valid American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well. A person holding both American and another country’s citizenship must enter and depart from the U.S. only on their U.S. passport.

Applying for a U.S. passport while outside the United States is a different process from applying for a U.S. passport while inside the United States. Although the application forms, supporting documentation, fees and finished products are the same everywhere, each U.S. embassy and consulate has different procedures for submitting and processing your final documents. During your appointment, the Consular Officer reserves the right to ask for additional documentation to support a passport application. Information and resources on the passport process can be found on the Department of State’s website: Travel.State.Gov.

As of January 1, 2016, U.S. embassies and consulates no longer offer the service of adding visa pages to U.S. passports.

To schedule an appointment for passport/citizenship services please call 473-444-1173 and leave a message or email,