Request an Emergency Passport

Emergency United States passports are issued to those applicants who have immediate travel and cannot wait to receive a regular full-validity passport before traveling.

WARNING: False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications, including affidavits or other documents submitted to support this application, are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law including the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C. 1542, and/or 18 U.S.C. 1621. All statements and documents are subject to verification.

To apply for an emergency passport, you must apply in person at the Embassy, Consulate, or Consular Agency with the following:

  • The appropriate completed application(s) and form(s), not yet signed. Note that you must list a local address in Mexico as the mailing address even if you are here only temporarily (such as a hotel).
  • Form DS-64, filled out but not yet signed if you are replacing a lost or stolen United States passport and have not already reported it online.
  • One U.S. passport-sized photo (2 in x 2 in) [note: be very clear when having photos taken in Mexico that you need U.S. passport-sized photos as Mexican passport-sized photos are incorrect]. For more information on photo policies, please click on this link.
    Proof of identity (a government issued photo ID). If you have been issued a United States passport previously, the consular officer may be able to find this record electronically.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (an original U.S. long form birth certificate or previous U.S. passport). If you have been issued a United States passport previously, the consular officer may be able to find this record electronically.
  • Cash or credit card to pay the appropriate fees.

Please see below for the instructions to make an appointment to request an emergency United States passport:

You can make an appointment to apply for an emergency United States passport. If you cannot obtain an appointment before your date of travel you can contact our office to request an emergency appointment or come directly to the Embassy before 2:00pm on days we are open. Be advised that arriving at the Embassy without a scheduled appointment or calling ahead may result in significant delays before you are allowed to enter the building.  If you are in Acapulco, Oaxaca, or San Miguel de Allende you should contact our Consular Agencies who can assist you.

Emergency passports may be issued in an emergency when immediate travel is required. No appointment is necessary, applicants should appear at the Consulate between the hours of 0800 and 1400 on regular business days.

In order to request an emergency passport you will need to provide all required documents:

  • Proof of emergency and/or imminent travel
  • Completed DS-11
  • All required supporting documents in original and copy
  • U.S. Passport photo
  • Fee payment for passport book

All emergency passports for Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima and Aguascalientes are issued out of Guadalajara Consulate General.  A Consulate Officer will make a determination whether to issue an emergency passport, based on the evidence submitted proving an urgent need to travel.  All emergency passport applicants must provide: proof of emergency, completed passport form (DS-11 or DS-82), (DS-64 if passport was lost or stolen), photos, and payment (credit card, pesos or U.S. dollars).

  • For Guadalajara – make an emergency passport appointment here.  If you cannot get an appointment before your date of travel, come directly to the Consulate by 7:30 a.m., on days we are open to the public.
  • For Puerto Vallarta, emergency passport applications are accepted on a walk-in service between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

If you require an emergency passport due to a lost or stolen passport, or urgent travel in the next 10 days, there is no need to make an appointment, simply come to the U.S. Consulate in Hermosillo any business day from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with proof of citizenship, identification and your travel plans.

If your passport was lost or stolen, please fill out forms DS-64 (PDF-42KB) and DS-11 (PDF-102KB)

If your travel is not an emergency, please make an appointment Click here.

You can make an appointment to apply for an emergency United States passport. If you cannot obtain an appointment before your date of travel you can contact our office to request an emergency appointment or come directly to the Consulate before 2:00pm on days we are open. Be advised that arriving at the Consulate without a scheduled appointment or calling ahead may result in significant delays before you are allowed to enter the building.  If you are in Quintana Roo (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel) you should contact our Consular Agencies who can assist you.

If you need an emergency passport you may access our web page and verify if we have available appointment dates, otherwise we kindly ask you to call us to set up an appointment date.

The U.S. Citizens Services Unit will only issue emergency passports (EPDP) for U.S. citizens that are in need of urgent travel. In most cases, same-day issuance is possible for emergency passports. The issuance of EPDP will be determined by the Consular Officer at the time of the interview.

If you require an emergency passport due to a lost or stolen passport or urgent travel in the next 10 days, there is no need to make an appointment.  Come to the U.S. Consulate General in Nuevo Laredo any business day from 8:00am until 2:00pm with proof of citizenship, identification and your travel plans.  In most cases, same-day issuance is possible for emergency passports. Be sure to come with the correct forms completed and two correct passport photos.

You can make an appointment  to apply for an emergency United States passport. If you cannot obtain an appointment before your date of travel you can send us an email to tijuanacitizenship@state.gov to request an emergency appointment. Be advised that arriving at the Consulate without a scheduled appointment or contacting us ahead may result in significant delays before you are allowed to enter the building.

If you are in Baja California sur contact our Consular Agenciy who can assist you.