Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities. Applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the consulate or embassy at which you originally applied.
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi processes U.S. passport applications by appointment only. To make an appointment, please follow the instructions found for the passport service you are requesting on this website. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi accepts applications by mail for ten-year adult passport renewals only. Children and first time applicants must appear in person at the Embassy.
U.S. passport applications received at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi are processed in the United States. This process takes an average of two and half weeks. Applicants are encouraged to apply for or renew their passports as early as possible. U.S. passport applicants must present evidence of their identity and their U.S. citizenship. Both parents of children under age 16 must also give permission for passport issuance and present evidence of their relationship to the child. For more information, please click on the relevant link:
All consular fees may be paid in U.S. dollars, UAE dirhams, or by major credit card.
The U.S. Embassy can now also accept applications for the U.S. Passport Card, which the U.S. Department of State began issuing on July 14, 2008.
For further information on the Passport Card and how to apply, please visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html. Please note that the Passport Card cannot be used for international air travel.
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