Applicants age 16 and Above

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.

Steps for Submitting Passport Application for Applicants Age 16 And Above

Step 1: Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are now required for all passport services.  To make and cancel an appointment, please visit the ACS Appointment System.

Please schedule a different appointment for each person renewing their passport.

Step 2: Complete the Appropriate Passport Application Form.

Form DS-82: Use this form if you are renewing a full validity passport that was issued less than 15 years ago AND you are currently in possession of your full-validity passport. You must sign and date Form DS-82 on page 1 of the application. (PDF 88KB)

Form DS-11: Use this form if you are a first time adult applicant (16 years or older), or your previous passport was issued over 15 years ago.  Do not sign Form DS-11 until requested to do so by the Consular Officer. (PDF 101KB)

Step 3: Submit Passport Application Form and the Following Additional Documents:

Proof of U.S. Citizenship (original and one copy):

You may submit one or more of the following items:

  • Previous full validity U.S. passport
  • Certified Birth Record
  • Consular Report of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate or
  • Certificate of Citizenship

Proof of Identity (original and one copy):

You may submit one or more of the following items containing your personal information with your signature and a recent photograph that clearly bears an identifiable resemblance of you:

  • Valid  U.S. or foreign passport;
  • Valid U. S. driver’s license (not temporary or learner’s license);
  • Valid U.S. government (Federal, State, municipal) identification card. Temporary, altered, or commercially issued documents are not acceptable.

U.S. Passport Photo:

One color 2”by 2” passport photograph

The photo must be:

  • 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
  • Taken in normal  civilian attire  without a hat or dark glasses
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • You must remove your eyeglasses for passport photos

There is a self-operated photo booth on the embassy premises that can generate two U.S. passport photos for S$10.00. The machine is located on the ground floor at the visa applicants’ waiting area.  Please be sure to have the exact change as the machine can only accept a Singapore ten dollar note and the cashiers cannot provide change.

Or, click here for a list of photo studios in Singapore that are able to produce U.S. passport photographs.

A Marriage Certificate or Court Order (original and one copy)

Only if your current name is different from what was recorded in your most recent U.S. passport.

Note: If your name has changed you will need to submit the passport application in person.

Step 4: Pay Applicable Passport Fees

Passport Fees:

  • All appropriate fees must be paid before passport applications are accepted. Fees can be found by visiting the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Passport Fees website.

We accept most major international credit cards (charges billed in US$) and U.S. equivalent in Singapore dollars.  U.S. dollars, personal checks, debit cards or payment by NETS are NOT acceptable.

Personal Appearance:

The following applicants must appear in person to submit the passport application and take an oath administered by the consular officer.

  • First time applicant.
  • Applicant whose previous passport was lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Applicant whose previous passport has expired and it was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • Applicant whose previous passport was issued when he / she was under age 16.
  • Applicant whose name has changed since the issuance of the previous passport.


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