Passport Services

Welcome to the Passport Services information page.

A U.S. passport is an irrefutable document proving that you are a U.S. citizen. You must possess this valid travel document in order to travel to another country, and you must have a valid passport in order to re-enter the United States. A passport at all times remains the property of the United States Government and must be returned to the U.S Government upon demand per 22 CFR 51.7.

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Walk-ins for passport services will be accepted only if the previous passport has been lost or stolen, or if a medical emergency arises. 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 renew your passport.

United States federal law requires several steps and specific requirements for the passport application process. Please apply or renew your passport well in advance of your travel plans. Passports are printed in the United States and take at least two weeks to be delivered. Emergency provisional passports are issued on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants must submit:
• Current passport, regardless if it is still valid or expired (only exception: if your current passport is lost or stolen).
• 1 Passport Photo size 2 x 2 inches, in color with white background. (See photo requirements on the additional resource tab). Please note: the Embassy does not take photos for passport applicants.
• Social Security number (as required by 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f)). It is preferable to submit the original card to avoid delays in your processing.

If you never had a U.S. Social Security number, complete and submit this declaration form with your passport application. A parent can sign this form on behalf of a minor.

Please take your time to carefully review below scenarios to find out what forms and other requirements you are entitled to present us

• Fill out Form DS-82 Version 2017
• If your passport expired more than 5 years ago, fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016

$110 cash or credit card if using DS-82 form

$145 Cash or Credit Card if using DS-11 form

Passport Card: $30 (Optional)

• Fill out form DS-11 Version 2016
• If your first and only passport was issued when you were an infant or child, you are required to submit family photos through the years to show age progression; we recommend submitting at least one photo per year.
• If possible, any other photo ID For example: DUI, Driver License, or State ID

$145 Cash or Credit Card

$30 Passport Card (Optional)

• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016
• Original and 1 copy of U.S. Birth Certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
• Both parents must present themselves at the Embassy and show their valid photo ID. Examples: Passport from any nationality, Country IDs, Driver’s License, or State ID. Please also bring a copy of the ID you are presenting.
• If only the mother’s name appears on the Birth Certificate, the mother´s presence is sufficient to apply for or renew a passport for the minor child.
• If one, or both, parents are absent, Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent Version 2016, must be completed by the absent parent(s), the form must be notarized by a U.S. Notary or at another U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The non-applying parent should mail the original form to the parent or legal guardian who will appear with the minor to apply for or renew the passport at the embassy. Legible copies of absent parent(s) IDs with valid signatures must be attached to the DS-3053. Note that the DS-3053 is only valid for 90 days from the date of signature.
• If one or both parents are deceased, original Death Certificate(s) must be presented, and in the case of both parents, the adult applying on behalf of the minor must present an original or notarized copy of the court order decree where he or she is named as the legal guardian of the minor(s).
• If the mother has lost contact with the father, or vice versa, the applying parent must fill out Form DS-5525 Version 2016. At the time of interview, an officer will review the circumstances and determine its acceptability and waiver of the missing parent’s signature.
• If the minor’s physical appearance has changed since the last time a passport was issued to him/her, you are required to submit family photos through the years to show age progression; we recommend submitting at least one photo per year.

$115 Cash or Credit Card

$15 Passport Card (optional)

• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016 and Form DS-64 Version 2018.
• For a minor, all requirements for “I am a Minor 15 Years Old or Under Renewing My Five Year Validity Passport” apply.
• Submit another photo ID such as: Previous U.S. Passports, Passport Cards, and other nationality passport, Country ID, Driver’s License, or State ID.
• Submit police report if the passport was stolen.
• Provide photocopy of lost or stolen passport, if possible.
Provide travel itinerary to be eligible for an Emergency Passport. These types of provisional passports have a limited validity and are issued on or about the same day they are requested. All appropriate fees apply. You will receive instructions on how to replace a limited validity for a full validity passport at no additional cost.

$145 Cash or Credit Card (All applicants 16 years old or more)

$115 Cash or Credit Card ( All applicants 15 years old or under)

• Fill out Form DS-82 Version 2017 if you are an adult in possession of a 10 year validity passport and the damage is immaterial (ie. damage that does not affect the integrity of the passport and the biographical page: cover is washed out or faded, small cuts to one visa page, some spilled liquid on the visa pages, etc.).
• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016 if damage is material (ie. severe damage to the book and biographical page: completely washed out, burned, visa pages and stamps ripped off, etc.).
• Minor applicants 15 years old or under will use Form DS-11 regardless if damage is material or immaterial. All requirements for “I am a Minor 15 Years Old or Under Renewing My Five Year Validity Passport” apply.
• For adults, submit another photo ID such as: Previous Passport, Passport Card, other nationality passport, Country ID, Driver’s License, or State ID.
• Travel Itinerary to be eligible for an Emergency Passport

$110 cash or credit card if using DS-82 Form

$145 cash or credit card if using DS-11 Form

$115 cash or credit card (All applicants 15 years old or under)

• Fill out Form DS-5504 Version 2016 if submitting the request within 1 year of issuance of your limited passport.
• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016 if submitting request more than 1 year after your limited validity passport was issued.
• For minor applicants, 15 years old or under, and using the Form DS-5504, only ONE parent is required to sign; if using Form DS-11 , then all requirements for “I am a Minor 15 Years Old or Under Renewing My Five Year Validity Passport” apply.

$ 0 There is no fee if using DS-5504 form

$145 if using DS-11 form ( All applicants 16 years old or more)

$115 if using DS-11 form (All applicants 15 years old or under)

• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016.
• Submit another Photo ID such as: Previous Passport, Passport Card, other nationality passport, Country ID, Driver’s License, or State ID.
• Travel itinerary for Direct Flight Return to the United States. No Bus tickets allowed.

$145 Cash or Credit Card

• Fill out Form DS-5504 if submitting the request within 1 year of issuance of your current passport.
• Fill out Form DS-82 if submitting the request more than 1 year after your current 10 year validity passport was issued, or form DS-11 more than 1 year after your current 5 year validity passport was issued.
• Submit original document(s) supporting your request for data correction such as: Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, Previous Passport, Marriage Certificate, or Court Order Decree.
• For minor applicants 15 years old or under and using the Form DS-5504, only ONE parent is required to sign; if using Form DS-11, then all requirements for “I am a Minor 15 Years Old or Less Renewing My Five Year Validity Passport” apply.

$ 0 There is no fee if using DS-5504 form

$110 cash or credit card if using DS-82 form

$145 cash or credit card if using DS-11 form ( All applicants 16 years old or more)

$115 cash or credit card if using DS-11 form (All applicants 15 years old or under)

• Fill out Form DS-5504 if submitting the request within 1 year of issuance of your current passport.
• Fill out Form DS-82 if submitting the request more than 1 year after your current 10 year validity passport was issued, or form DS-11 more than 1 year after your current 5 year validity passport was issued.
• Submit original supporting documents that demonstrate a change in name such as: Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Court Orders, or Adoption Decree.
• For minor applicants 15 years old or under and using the Form DS-5504, only ONE parent is required to sign; if using Form DS-11, then all requirements for “I am a Minor 15 Years Old or Under Renewing My Five Year Validity Passport” apply.

$ 0 There is no fee if using DS-5504 form

$110 cash or credit card if using DS-82 form

$145 cash or credit card if using DS-11 form ( All applicants 16 years old or more)

$115 cash or credit card if using DS-11 form (All applicants 15 years old or under)

• Fill out Form DS-11 Version 2016.
• Original and 1 photocopy of U.S. Birth Certificate.
Possession of a U.S. Birth Certificate does not automatically guarantee a claim to U.S. citizenship. The burden remains with the applicant to prove citizenship with U.S. Social Security card, vaccine records, school records, photographs, migratory reports for all family members who returned to EL Salvador, bus or flight ticket used to enter El Salvador, deportation papers for parents, consular note from Salvadoran Consulate or Embassy obtained in the U.S prior to departure, El Salvador birth certificate or DUI, driver’s license, etc.

$115 Cash or Credit Card (All applicants 15 years old or under)

$145 Cash or Credit Card (All applicants 16 years old or more)

The above scenarios are the most common ones. If your specific situation is not addressed above, or if you have questions, please send us an email at: ACSSanSal@state.gov.

ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE THE DATE OF YOUR APPOINTMENT AT THE EMBASSY. THERE IS NO EXPEDITING FEE WHEN APPLYING OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.

Delivery time is 2 weeks and passports must be picked up at the ACS Unit of the U.S. Embassy. Pick up time is between 10:30am to 12:00pm Monday to Thursday with valid ID and paper receipt confirmation. Please note that delivery via Cargo Expresso is not an option.