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Replacing an Emergency Passport
 

Replacing an emergency limited validity passport with a full-validity passport

If you were issued an emergency limited validity passport by an Embassy or Consulate because of an urgent need to travel, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your trip.

All applicants, including children, may apply by mail as long as the emergency/limited validity passport has not been issued more than one year ago.

You must submit the following to replace an emergency limited validity passport: 

  1. The DS-5504 application form – see our Tips for completing the DS- 5504 form;
  2. Enclose your emergency limited validity passport;
  3. One U.S. format, 2" x 2" (5 x 5 cm.) photo. See our photo specifications page.;
  4. Enclose a self-addressed envelope;
  5. Mail your passport and application to:

    Mail-in Service
    American Citizen Services
    American Consulate General Amsterdam
    Museumplein 19
    1071 DJ  Amsterdam

  6. There is no fee for this service.

THE CONSULATE CANNOT PROCESS OR ARRANGE RETURN COURIER DELIVERY OF PASSPORTS!

Please note the following:

If you received your limited validity emergency passport more than one year ago, you will need to complete and submit the DS-82 application form – please see our section on Adult Passports.  However, for minors, the DS-11 application form must be completed and submitted in person.  Please see our section on Passports for Minors for further details.  In both cases you will have to pay the full fee for the new passport.

Endorsement 'Issued under 22 CFR 51.41' (Code of Federal Regulations)

If the endorsement code on the last page of your emergency passport states that your passport was issued under '22 CFR 51.41', you must also submit proof of citizenship in the form of one of the following:

  • a U.S. birth certificate;
  • a Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
  • a U.S. naturalization certificate;
  • a U.S. certificate of citizenship;
  • an expired U.S. passport.

Endorsement 'Issued under 22 CFR 51.28'

If the endorsement code on the last page of your emergency passport states that your passport was issued under '22 CFR 51.28', you must also submit proof of identity in the form of one of the following:

  • a valid passport of any country;
  •  valid driver’s license with photograph;
  • a national identity card with photograph;
  • a valid U.S. or state issued ID card;
  • a U.S. military identity card.

From Emergency to Full Validity Passport

If you wish to apply in person

  • If you wish to apply in person you need an appointment for this service. Please click on the link below to choose a date and time for your appointment. When on the appointment website choose the service called"Apply for a U.S. passport for the first time.".

    Set up your appointment online

    Please read our entry information.

U.S. Format Photo

  • photo example
    Pictures must be U.S. format
    A U.S. format: 2"x2" or 5x5 Cm. photo is required.  Click on the photo for a handy reference guide to take to your photographer.