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Emergency passport
Renewal via Courier or Mail

If you have already been issued an emergency limited validity passport and you need to replace it for a full validity passport please follow the instructions below.

Required Documents:


There is no fee required to replace an emergency limited validity passport for a full validity passport as long as it was issued within the last year and did not have any restrictions in place at the time of issuance.

Application Submission Process:

Send your complete passport renewal application by registered mail to:

U.S. Embassy Argentina
Consular Section – ACS Unit
Av. Colombia 4300 (C1425GMN)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

You must include in the envelope:

  • Form DS-5504: fill out and submit your passport application form online, using the Passport Wizard
    • You must print and sign the DS-5504 application on the line labeled Applicant’s Legal Signature (age 16 and older) or Mother/Father/Parent/Legal Guardian’s Signature (if identifying minor)
    • Note the strict requirement to provide your U.S. Social Security Number on the DS-5504 application
      • If you do not have a Social Security Number, you must also submit a statement on a separate piece of paper, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration.”
  • Your emergency limited U.S. passport, must be included
  • One color passport photograph (5 x 5 cm, white background)taken within the past 6 months, no eyeglasses
  • If applicable – Evidence of Change of Name – e.g. Marriage Certificate, Change of Name, Statutory Declaration or Court Order (name change must have taken place after your previous passport was issued)
  • Return, pre-paid DHL airway bill – only available from one of the below participating DHL offices.  Family members or trusted friends may purchase the DHL pre-paid airway bill on the applicant’s behalf, but the airway bill must contain the applicant’s name, as listed in the applicant’s U.S. passport.
    • CABA: Senillosa 682 (Caballito)
    • CABA: Av. Callao 1423 (Recoleta)
    • CABA: Av. Cabildo 1209 (Belgrano) -This DHL office will not forward the passport application to the Embassy.
    • CABA: 25 de Mayo 447 (Microcentro) -This DHL office will not forward the passport application to the Embassy.
    • Nordelta: Av. del Puerto 215, Local 2, PB
    • Mar del Plata: Castelli 1363, Mar del Plata
    • Tucumán:San Juan 684, San Miguel de Tucumán City
    • Córdoba: Ayacucho 23, Córdoba City
    • Mendoza: Patricias Mendocinas 927, Mendoza City
    • Rosario: Av. Pellegrini 1075, Rosario City

Processing time is approximately three weeks. Please be sure to include all requested documents in the application package as any missing information may result in delays or denial of your passport application.   

Please contact the American Citizen Services Unit for further information and questions about this online fee payment option at BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov.