Passport Services

** APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED **

If you arrive at the consulate for any non-emergency passport service without an appointment, you will be asked to return after securing an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy, which will ensure that services are offered in a more efficient manner, with shorter wait times.  Please note that failure to renew a passport in a timely manner prior to your travel is not an emergency service, and you will need an appointment to receive a new passport.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

The American Citizen Services Unit requires an appointment for all services.

Form

You must complete and bring Form DS-82 if ALL of the following are true of your most recent U.S. passport:
• Undamaged and can be submitted with your application,
• Issued when you were age 16 or older,
• Issued within the last 15 years, and
• Issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.

You must complete Form DS-11 if any of the following are true:

  • Your expired passport has been lost, stolen or damaged,
  • You were under age 16 when your most recent passport was issued,
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Previous U.S. passport + copy (data page only). Your new passport will be issued with the same name in your most recent passport, unless you include with the application an original or certified court order or marriage certificate showing a change in name. These documents will be returned to you with your new passport,
  • One (1) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current government ID + copy
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with our Federal Benefits Office.  It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.
  • DHL Waybill for delivery of passport

DS-82 Applicants

If you qualify to complete Form DS-82 and are unable to come to the Consular Section personally, you may arrange for a third party to submit your passport, form DS-82 and photo, and pay the required fee personally at our cashier office. Payment may be made, by appointment only, in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). The third party must bring a written authorization from the applicant.

Fee Information

Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept payment by mail. Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills

To help calculate your passport costs, use the Estimate Your Fees calculator.

Delivery Information

All passports are delivered via DHL and are typically received within 10 to 15 calendar days. Applicants must visit either DHL branch: at Avda. Cabildo 1209, Buenos Aires or 25 de Mayo 447, Microcentro, to arrange payment before appointments in order to obtain an airway bill sheet with a tracking number. One airway bill per family.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

The American Citizen Services Unit requires an appointment for all services.

Form

You must complete and bring Form DS-11 if any of the following are true:

  • You have never had a U.S. passport,
  • Your passport has been lost, stolen or damaged,
  • You were under age 16 when your most recent passport was issued,
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Previous U.S. passport + copy (data page only). Your new passport will be issued with the same name in your most recent passport, unless you include with the application an original or certified court order or marriage certificate showing a change in name.  If never had a U.S. passport bring your U.S. birth certificate + copy or Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship or Consular Report of Birth Abroad + copy.  These documents will be returned to you with your new passport.
  • One (1) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current government issued photo identification + copy (front and back),
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with our Federal Benefits Office.  It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.
  • DHL Waybill for delivery of passport

Applicants Age 16 and 17

If you have your own identification document (ID), you may apply for a passport by yourself. However, we strongly recommend that at least one parent accompany you to show parental awareness.

Examples of Parental Awareness:

  • A parent appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport
  • A signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID).

If you do not have a current ID, you must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.

Your passport application may be denied if we have received written objection from one of your parents or legal guardians.

 Fee Information

Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept payment by mail. Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills

To help calculate your passport costs, use the Estimate Your Fees calculator. 

Delivery Information

All passports are delivered via DHL and are typically received within 10 to 15 calendar days. Applicants must visit either DHL branch: at Avda. Cabildo 1209, Buenos Aires or 25 de Mayo 447, Microcentro, to arrange payment before appointments in order to obtain an airway bill sheet with a tracking number. One airway bill per family.

 

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

The American Citizen Services Unit requires an appointment for all services.

Forms

All applicants age 15 and under must complete and bring Form DS-11.

Passports for Children

Please see our Passports for Minors renewal guide (PDF – 974KB) for helpful tips on preparing for your appointment.

All children must appear in person. Parents must sign the passport application for all children under age 16. The child’s birth certificate, parents’ or guardians’ own passports or other legal identification, and a copy of the court-ordered guardianship, if applicable, are required. If the old passport contains a baby photo, you will need to present progression photos to verify identity of the applicant.

If one parent is unavailable to appear at the Embassy, an original, notarized Statement of Consent is required, along with a copy of the absent parent’s signed photo identification, which was presented to the notary.  The Statement of Consent is only valid for a period of 90 days.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed passport application form,
  • Original birth certificate of the child + copy,
  • Previous U.S. passport, if applicable + copy (data page only),
  • One (1) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Current government issued photo identification of parents + copy,
  • Social Security number. If you do not remember your Social Security Number or don’t have one, please inquire with our Federal Benefits Office.  It is mandatory to have a Social Security Number.  Failure to provide the social security number will delay the passport application process.
  • Passport fee.
  • If the passport submitted contains a baby photo or the person has changed a lot, you will need to present progression photos to verify the physical development and identity.
  • DHL Waybill for delivery of passport

Fee Information

Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept payment by mail. Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills

To help calculate your passport costs, use the Estimate Your Fees calculator. 

Delivery of Passports

All passports are delivered via DHL and are typically received within 10 to 15 calendar days. Applicants must visit either DHL branch: at Avda. Cabildo 1209, Buenos Aires or 25 de Mayo 447, Microcentro, to arrange payment before appointments in order to obtain an airway bill sheet with a tracking number. One airway bill per family.

If your valid U.S. passport has been stolen and you have immediate travel plans, the American Citizen Services unit may be able to issue you an emergency passport.  You will need to bring a copy of the police report and your airline tickets.  If you require a replacement for a lost passport, you must make an appointment.

Appointments are encouraged but not required in the case of a stolen passport with immediate travel plans.  You may stop by the Embassy on any working day at 8:30 am.  Please note that failure to renew a previously lost or stolen passport in a timely manner prior to your travel is not an emergency service, and you will need an appointment to receive a new passport.

To shorten the time spent at the Embassy, we recommend you complete and print all necessary passport forms using the Passport Wizard and bring them to your appointment.

What to Bring to Your Appointment

  • Completed form DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport,
  • Completed form DS-64 Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport,
  • Photo identification, if available (i.e. valid driver’s license or military ID) + copy,
  • Proof of citizenship, if available (i.e. copy of passport, U.S. birth certificate or Naturalization Certificate) + copy,
  • One (1) 5 cm x 5 cm passport photograph,
  • Police report of the loss or theft + copy,
  • Passport fee,
  • DHL Waybill (if not requesting an emergency passport)

Applicants Age 16 and 17

If you have your own identification document (ID), you may apply for a passport by yourself. However, we strongly recommend that at least one parent accompany you to show parental awareness.

Examples of Parental Awareness:

  • A parent appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport
  • A signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID).

If you do not have a current ID, you must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.

Your passport application may be denied if we have received written objection from one of your parents or legal guardians.

Flight Changes

Emergency passports are not issued on weekends or holidays. They are generally ready same-day, at 3:00 pm. However, unforeseen delays can happen. If you must reschedule your flight because of a lost or stolen passport, please wait to make your new reservations until after your visit to the Embassy.

Fee Information

Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept payment by mail. Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment.

Note: Unfortunately we cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills

To help calculate your passport costs, use the Estimate Your Fees calculator. 

Delivery of Passports

If you are not requesting an emergency passport, all passports are delivered via DHL and are typically received within 10 to 15 calendar days. Applicants must visit either DHL branch: at Avda. Cabildo 1209, Buenos Aires or 25 de Mayo 447, Microcentro, to arrange payment before appointments in order to obtain an airway bill sheet with a tracking number. One airway bill per family.

If you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born in Argentina, please click here for more information on registering the birth of your child as a possible U.S. citizen.

As of November 1st, 2016, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove glasses for their passport photo.

Your photo is a vital part of your passport application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid passport processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency.We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.

If you are applying for a U.S. Passport, you must provide one (1) photo. Your passport photo must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken without glasses
    • *If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement with your passport application from a medical professional or health practitioner.
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
  1. Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
  2. Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  3. Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  4. If you normally wear a hearing device, it may be worn for your photo.

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos. Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.