Passport Services

* The “No Eyeglasses Policy” will go into effect November 1, 2016. Under this policy, Consular Affairs (CA) will no longer accept photographs of visa and passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances.

For Passport applications, fees and further information can be found at the U.S. Department of State website. Please remember that some procedures for passport applications abroad may vary according to the country in which the passport application is made.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your passport separately from your passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will facilitate issuance of an emergency passport.

Please note that regularly issued passports include 32 visa pages. A 52-page passport is available on request for no extra charge. When you submit your passport application at the U.S. Embassy, just notify the consular officer of your request for a larger passport book.

As of October 1, 2016, All applicants issued a Social Security Number, including children under 16, must provide it on their passport application forms in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60 (f).

Announcement: After December 31, 2015, the U.S. Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports. In an effort to lessen the burden that this new policy may pose to frequent travelers, the 52-page passport books are now routinely issued to all applicants applying at overseas posts at no extra cost. Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries. Some require two blank pages for entry and exit. Please visit travel.state.gov for more information on entry, exit, and foreign visa requirements.

All applicants must appear in person to apply for a passport renewal. It takes ten working days to get a new passport after submitting the application.

Passport Renewal For Adults

Please download the application form here DS-82, DS-11

  1. Submit current or expiring passport
  2. Two recent 2×2″ (5×5 cm) photos with white or off-white background
  3. If your present passport was valid for 10 years, complete form DS-82. If your present passport was only valid for five years, complete form DS-11 (do not sign)

Passport Renewal For Children

Please download the application form here DS-11, DS-3053 (Statement of Consent).

  1. Submit current passport and birth certificate/ Consular Report of Birth Abroad/adoption decree, the documents should be either original or certified copy
  2. Two recent 2 x2” (5x 5 cm) photos with white or off-white background
  3. Parents’ or guardians’ passports
  4. If your child was less than five years old when the previous passport was issued, please provide progression photos of him/her. One photo per year is sufficient. These can be brought to the passport interview or submitted electronically, via email, in advance of the appointment date.

Both parents or legal guardians must sign the application in front of the Consular Officer. If one parent or legal guardian is not present, he or she must submit a notarized statement of consent form (DS-3053).

Effective January 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for further information.

“Extra pages cannot be added in U.S. passports, you must renew your passport if it is full.”

American Citizen Services can replace lost, stolen or mutilated passports upon verification of your identity, and your citizenship, with a valid passport. An emergency, limited validity passport may be issued for immediate travel (please bring proof of travel: airline ticket or electronic ticket if your departure is imminent), or if you will not be traveling within two weeks you will be issued a full-validity passport (processing period approximately 2 weeks).

Form DS-11 and form DS-64. Please carefully follow specific instructions indicated below:

In order to obtain a replacement passport, ALL applicants, including children, MUST appear in person at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy with the following items:

  1. All available identification such as: birth certificate, driver’s license, photocopy of the missing passport, or expired U.S. passport;
  2. Two (2) identical, recent color photographs taken full face, with a white background, measuring 5 cm x 5 cm (2 in x 2 in). Please ask the photographer for photos for a U.S. passport otherwise you may be given the wrong format.
  3. All applications for children under 16 require both parents’ or legal guardians’ consent. When applying for a child under 16, the parent (or legal guardian) who is accompanying the child must sign the application form DS-11 in front of the consular officer and submit his/her signed passport whether he/she is a U.S. citizen or not. Non-U.S. citizens may submit a signed passport or a signed national photo identification card. If one parent is unable to be present, he/she MUST submit a notarized statement of consent authorizing passport renewal for the child and a legible photocopy of their passport or ID card.  Please click here to download the Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16. You must also submit an original or legible photocopy of the child’s birth certificate.

Replacing your Cambodian Visa

Upon getting a replacement passport from the Consular Section, please visit the Immigration Department to get your Cambodian Visa replaced or an exit visa from Cambodia. The Immigration Department is located on Russian Blvd, opposite Phnom Penh International Airport. Please contact the office directly for details on visa fees and processing time at 855-97-314-0999.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your passport separately from your passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will facilitate issuance of an emergency passport.

In order to apply for a first passport ALL applicants MUST appear at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in person.

If you are applying for a first passport for a newborn child, please see section on Reports of Birth Abroad.

Procedures

  • U.S. passports are issued only to U.S. citizens. Each person, including children, must obtain his or her own passport.
  • If you are a first time applicant, or your passport is more than 15 years old, please complete and submit this application Form DS-11.
  • Please do not sign this form until asked to do so at the Consulate.
  • If you have an American Social Security number, please complete block number 6 on the form DS-11.
  • Each application must be accompanied by:1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (as explained below);2. Proof of Identity (as explained below);3. Two photographs (as explained below);4. Parents must execute the application for a child under 16 years old (as explained below).

Important: All applications for children under 16 require both parents’ or legal guardians’ consent.

When applying for a child under age 16, the parent (or legal guardian) who is not accompanying the child must sign the application form DS-11 and submit a legible photocopy of his/her signed passport whether he/she is a U.S. citizen or not. Non-US citizens may submit a legible photocopy of a signed passport or a signed national photo identification card.

If the non-applying parent is unable to sign the application for DS-11, he/she MUST submit a notarized statement of consent auhorizing the parent accompanying the child to make the passport renewal application for his/her child on his/her behalf. Please click here to download this Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16. Notarial services are available at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh.

  • You must also submit the child’s original birth certificate. Copies will not be accepted. (See Proof of U.S. Citizenship below)

Important: For all applicants for first passport for married women it is mandatory that their maiden name be printed on the first passport application for DS-11 in box number 17 marked, “Other Names You Have Used.” Applications that do not contain this information, if relevant, will be returned to the applicant for completion.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  • Applicants born in the United States. Submit the original of a U.S. birth certificate. A birth certificate must include your given name and surname, date and place of birth, date the birth record was filed, and seal or other certification of the official custodian of such records. A record filed more than 1 year after the birth is acceptable if it is supported by evidence descibed in the next paragraph.
  • If no birth record exists, submit registrar’s notice to that effect. Also submit an early baptismal or circumcision certificate, hospital birth record, early census, school, or family bible records, newspaper or insurance files, or notarized affidavits of persons having knowledge of your birth (preferably with at least one record listed above). Evidence should include your given name and surname, date and place of birth, and seal or other certification of office (if customary) and signature of issuing official.
  • Applicants born outside the United States. Submit Certificate of Naturalilzation, or Certificate of Citizenship, or a Report of Birth Abroad, or evidence described below.
  • If you claim citizenship through naturalization of parent(s), submit the certificate(s) of Naturalization of your parent(s), your foreign birth certificate, and proof of your admission to the United States for permanent residence.
  • If you claim citizenship through birth abroad to U.S. Citizen parents(s): please submit the original Consular Report of Birth (Form FS-240) or original Certificate of Birth (Form DS-1350 or FS-545). You may also submit the original of your foreign birth certificate, your parents’ marriage certificate, proof of citizenship of your parent(s) and affidavit of U.S. citizens parent(s) showing all periods and places of residence/physical presence in the United States and abroad before your birth.
  • If you claim citizenship through the Child Citizen Act: The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA) went into effect on February 27, 2001. The CCA grants automatic or expeditious naturalization to the minor children of U.S. citizens abroad. Step-children do not qualify to acquire U.S. citizenship through their U.S. citizen step-parent. There is complete information on the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, including application forms.

Proof of Identity

Your must establish your identity to the Consular officer’s satisfaction. You submit a government issued document such as the following containing your signature and physical description or photograph that is a good likeness of you; certificate of Naturalization or of Citizenship; driver’s license (not temporary or learner’s license); or government (Federal, State, Municipal) identification card or pass. Temporary or altered documents are not acceptable.

If you cannot prove your identity as stated above, you must appear with an Identifying Witness who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who has known you for at least 2 years. Your witness must prove his or her identity and complete and sign an Affidavit of Identifying Witness (Form DSP-71) before the Consular Officer. You must also submit some identification of your own.

Photos

Two (2) identical, recent, color photographs taken full face, with a white background, measuring 5 cm by 5 cm (2 in x 2 in). Please ask the photographer for photos for a U.S. passport, otherwise you may be given the wrong format.

Remember: all first time applicants must apply in person.

If your passport has expired or was lost/stolen and you need to travel within the next two weeks, please bring the following to the Embassy:

  1. Your old passport. (Renewal Information if your passport was lost or stolen.)
  2. Proof of international travel within the next two weeks.
  3. Two (2) identical, recent color photographs taken full face, with a white background, measuring 5 cm by 5 cm (2 in x 2 in). Please ask the photographer for photos for a U.S. passport, otherwise you may be given the wrong format.
  4. Your social security number. Either a DS-82 passport application (if you have a full validity, 10 year passport issued within the past 15 years that is not mutilated in any way), or a DS-11 passport application (all others). If the previous passport was issued for a 5-year validity period, use the DS-11.
  5. The applicable fees.

For minors under age 16, renewal information has special requirements.

If eligible, you will be issued a limited validity passport for your imminent travel. You will be required to replace this passport when you complete your travel. You may not be issued another emergency passport until this passport is replaced. We therefore encourage you to replace your emergency passport immediately upon your return.

For any fees related to passport services, please visit the website of the State Department here.