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.
The U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez will continue to provide emergency consular services to U.S. citizens by appointment only. If you have an urgent need to travel and require an emergency passport, please send an email to CDJPassport@state.gov to request an emergency appointment. Please do not come to the Consulate without an appointment.
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, email ACSGDL@state.gov to request an emergency service. Please do not come to the Consulate without an appointment.
- For Puerto Vallarta, To schedule an appointment please call (33)4624-2102 and ask for a passport appointment in Vallarta. If you cannot get an appointment before your date of travel, email email@example.com to request an emergency service.
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.
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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 Be advised that arriving at the Consulate without a scheduled appointment or without 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.
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.
New applications: At this time U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is only able to offer passport application appointments for true life/death emergencies. If you have a life/death emergency, you may email us your name, date of birth, and reason for travel to TijuanaCitizenship@state.gov. Please be advised that you will not be allowed to enter the Consulate without a previously scheduled appointment.
Pending applications: If your prior passport application with U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is pending further processing, please send an e-mail to TijuanaCitizenship@state.gov for instructions.
Please monitor this website for future announcements and check the online appointment system for future available appointments.
Consular Agency Los Cabos does not currently offer any passport services.