Passport Services

Important Notice: The fee for some passports will increase $10 starting April 2nd, 2018.  This fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as children under 16, first-time applicants over 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. U.S. citizens applying for passports using the DS-82 form,  i.e. adults renewing their regular U.S. passports, will not see any increase in fees. For more information please visit this Consular Affairs news announcement.Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy. Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices, or handheld gaming devices.  Effective immediately, the Embassy Local Guard Force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers. Please make arrangements to leave large devices elsewhere before arriving at the U.S. Embassy to avoid inconveniences. 

Save time. Complete and print your passport application form before coming to the Embassy.

U.S. citizens in Singapore should renew their passports at the U.S. Embassy Singapore.  Please do not mail your application to a passport agency in the U.S.  Please schedule a different appointment for each person renewing their passport.

Passport Renewal Options:

Adult Renewals.  Adults who have previously held a full-validity adult passport may renew their passport using one of two options:

  • Renew your passport without an appointment by completing form DS-82 (PDF 85KB) and dropping off your current passport during normal consular hours. On the day of your visit, come to the Embassy with:
    1. a signed and completed application
    2. your current passport and one photocopy of the biographic page
    3. a valid passport photo
    4. payment (Singapore dollars or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express)
    5. a signed certification form (PDF 83KB)
    6. The Embassy will retain your current passport for approximately 7-10 days during processing.  Authorized third parties may drop off and collect your passport.

OR

  • Book an appointment using our online service and complete form DS-82 (PDF 85KB). On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:
    1. a signed and completed application
    2. your current passport and one photocopy of the biographic page
    3. a valid passport photo
    4. payment (Singapore dollars or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express)
    5. You should take a queue number and wait to be called for processing
    6. We will return your current passport to you at the end of the appointment

Child/Minor Renewals.  For children and minors under the age of 16, both parents and applicant(s) must be present at the Embassy during the application appointment. Book an appointment using our online service.  On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:

  1. a completed but unsigned form DS-11 (PDF 97KB)
  2. passports (for the child and both parents) along with a copy of each biographic page for each passport
  3. a valid passport photo
  4. an original or a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  5. payment (Singapore dollars or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express)
  6. Inside the waiting room, you should take a queue number and wait to be called for processing.  Your child’s current passport will be returned to you at the end of the appointment.  If both parents cannot be present at the same time, the applying parent should present an original signed and notarized DS-3053 (PDF 51KB) along with a copy of the non-present parent’s identification used in the DS-3053.

First Adult Passports.  For individuals 16 years or older applying for their first full validity passport.  Minors under the age of 18 should be accompanied by at least one parent. Book an appointment using our online service.  On the day of your appointment, come to the Embassy with:

  1. a completed but unsigned form DS-11 (PDF 97KB)
  2. your current passport and one photocopy of the biographic page
  3. a valid passport photo
  4. payment (Singapore dollars or by credit card – Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express)
  5. You should take a queue number and wait to be called for processing.  We will return your current passport to you at the end of the appointment.

Limited Validity Passports

Limited validity passports valid for no more than one year may be issued under special circumstances at the discretion of the consular officer, usually within one business day.  The validity of U.S. passports cannot be extended and pages cannot be added to passport books.  U.S. citizens who hold limited validity passports are encouraged to obtain a full validity passport at their earliest possible time to avoid getting caught in a situation that require them to travel at very short notice.

Processing Time

U.S. passports are issued in the United States even though applications are accepted and approved here at the Embassy in Singapore.  The processing time for applications submitted and approved at this office is typically ten days to two weeks.  When the new passport is collected, applicants must submit their current passport to be cancelled.  The cancelled passport will then be returned with the new passport.  Applicants must be able to pick up their new passports personally or authorize a representative in writing to do so.  We do not mail passports to applicants and we are required to cancel the current passport before we release the new passport.  Applicants are strongly advised not to make irreversible travel plans until they have their passports in hand.

You Must Apply in Person If:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued
  • You are applying for a second passport