A comprehensive overview on applying for a passport outside of the United States can be found on the State Department's travel website.
- If you currently hold a 10 year passport and you wish to renew it, have extra pages added or wish to have a passport in your married name, or change it back after a divorce, you can get your service by mail. Click here!
(If you wish to come in for these services you can but by appointment. You will find a link to the appointment website on each instructions page.)
- For any other passport service you will have to come and visit the Consulate General in Amsterdam. Click here.
Important Notice on entering or departing the U.S.
According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S. on anything other than an American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding both American and another country's citizenship must enter and depart from the U.S. on a valid U.S. passport. This applies to children as well as adults.
Note that U.S. citizens, including those who also hold another country's passport, are required by law to travel to and from the United States with valid U.S. passports.
For further information you may also refer to the U.S. Department of State website on passport applications. However, please remember that procedures for passport services abroad vary according to the country in which the passport application is made.