Passport Services

Save time. Complete and print your passport application or additional visa pages application form before coming to the Embassy.

U.S. citizens in Suriname and French Guiana should renew their passports at the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo.  Please do not mail your application to a passport agency in the U.S

Appointments

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.

In order to obtain a U.S. passport you must present satisfactory evidence of American citizenship AND proof of identity.  Full validity U.S. passports valid for 10 years are issued to U.S. citizens age 16 and above.  U.S. passports for minors below age 16 are valid for five years.  Limited validity passports valid for no more than one year may be issued under special circumstances, at the discretion of the consular officer.  Validity of U.S. passports cannot be extended.  U.S. citizens who hold limited validity passports are encouraged to obtain a full validity passport at their earliest possible time to avoid getting caught in a situation that require them to travel at very short notice.

Processing Time

U.S. passports are issued in the United States even though applications are accepted and approved at Embassy Paramaribo. The processing time for applications submitted and approved at this office is typically ten days to two weeks.  Applicants will have their current passports returned to them and are expected to retain them during the processing period.  When the new passport is collected, applicants must submit their current passport to be cancelled.  The cancelled passport will then be returned with the new passport.  Applicants must be able to pick up their new passports personally or authorize a representative in writing to do so.  We do not mail passports to applicants and we are required to cancel the current passport before we release the new passport.  Applicants are strongly advised not to make irreversible travel plans until they have their passports in hand.

You Must Apply in Person If:

    • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
    • You are under age 16
    • You are applying for your first adult passport (PDF 68 KB) (at age 16 or older)
    • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
    • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
    • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued
    • You are applying for a second passport

Effective October 1, 2016 applicants must provide their Social Security Number on their applications.  If you were never issued a Social Security Number, you will be required to sign a Statement stating that fact.  If you cannot remember your Social Security Number, you will be required to obtain it and submit your passport application when complete.

Adult’s Passport – First Time (for U.S. Citizens aged 16 and older)

Please follow these FIVE STEPS if:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under the age of 16 or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago or
  • Your previous passport was a restricted passport (but not an emergency, temporary passport) with an endorsement in the back stating that a full validity passport must be approved by the Department of State.

Please also note:

Special Requirements for All Minors Under the Age of 16

 

Special Requirements for All Minors Ages 16 & 17

Step 1 – Complete form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport (PDF, 100 KB)

 

Applicants aged 16 and over must sign their own application before the consular officer at the time of the application.  Form DS-11 must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet.

Step 2 – Present evidence of U.S. Citizenship

All documentation submitted as evidence will be returned to applicants.

Applicants should be prepared to submit at least one of the following:

  • your U.S. passport issued when you were under 16 (if applicable);
  • a U.S. Birth Certificate;
  • a U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad;
  • a U.S. Certification of Birth;
  • a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship;
  • a U.S. Naturalization Certificate.

Step 3 – Submit proof of identity

Acceptable identification includes:

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

Step 4 – Passport Photographs

Applicants must provide one passport photograph.  See this link regarding photograph requirements.

Step 5 – Schedule an appointment and submit the application

To schedule an appointment please click here.

Please review the following FOUR STEPS before beginning your application.

Please note: minors under age 16 must apply in person.

Step 1 – Complete form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport

Note: If you are applying for the first passport for a child under the age of 18 who was born overseas and the birth has not been registered with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, you must report the child’s birth before applying for the passport.  You may apply for the child’s passport at the same time you report the birth.

Step 2 – Schedule an appointment online

To schedule an appointment please click here.

Step 3 – Present the following documents

Most recent U.S. passport of the child (if applicable);

U.S. birth certificate; or

Consular Report of Birth Abroad of the child;

Adoption Decree (with adopting parents’ names) as well as amended State birth certificate listing adoptive parents names;

Court Order establishing custody; or

Court Order establishing guardianship

Valid U.S. or foreign passport/driver’s license/state ID/ national ID of the parents,

If either parent’s name is different from the name listed on the child’s birth certificate, name change documentation must be furnished (e.g. marriage certificate, court order).

Photo age progression – Passport renewals for children whose most recent passport was issued under the age of 5 should present additional photo IDs of the child (other foreign passport, any other photo ID) issued from the age in the previous passport to the present age.

Step  4 – Passport Photographs

Applicants must provide one passport photograph

Application by One Parent

If only one parent is able to appear, the following will be required in addition to forms and documents listed for the passport application:

Form DS-3053 (PDF 42Kb) if you are the non-applying parent or guardian providing written consent for your minor child to apply for a U.S. passport because you are unable to appear in person with your child (Statement of Consent). The Statement must be notarized before a U.S. Notary Public or a Polish notary. American Embassies and Consulates abroad can also notarize Form DS-3053 free of charge. The consent cannot be more than 3 months old.

One of the following documents will also be required:

Copy of a valid U.S. or foreign passport/driver’s license/state ID/ national ID of the absent parent;

Copy of a valid military id;

Copy of a valid U.S. government id;

Copy of Alien Resident Card from USCIS (green card).

Otherwise, if the notarized consent of the absent parent is not available, you will be required to furnish evidence of the appearing parent’s sole authority to apply for the passport in the form of one of the following:

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only applying parent;

Child’s birth certificate listing only applicant parent;

Adoption decree (if applying parent is sole adopting parent);

Court Order granting sole custody to the applying parent (i.e the absent parent has no access to the child.  Child’s travel must not be restricted by that order;

Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent; or

Death certificate of non-applying parent.

Form DS-5525 (PDF 41Kb) if you are the applying parent or guardian, and the written consent of the non-applying parent or guardian cannot be obtained (Statement of Exigent Special Family Circumstances).

Adult’s Passport – Renewal of an Existing Passport

If your most recent U.S. passport is:

Undamaged and can be submitted with your application;

Was issued when you were aged 16 or older;

Was issued within the last 15 years;

Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change by Court Order or Marriage Certificate;

Was valid for 10 years

Please review the following FOUR STEPS before beginning your application.

Step 1 – Complete the U.S. Passport Renewal Application

Complete Form DS-82 (PDF 100 KB), U.S. Passport Renewal Application

The form must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet.

Step 2 – Supporting Documents

You are required to submit:

Your most recent U.S. passport;

Valid proof of identity (if your passport expired):

a valid passport of any country;

a valid driver’s license with photograph;

a national identity card with photograph;

a valid U.S. or State government ID card; or

a U.S. military ID card;

Original Marriage Certificate or Court Order showing change of name if it was changed since the last passport was issued.

Step 3 – Passport Photographs

Applicants must provide one passport photograph

Step 4 – Scheduling an appointment and submitting the application

To schedule an appointment please click here.

If your passport is lost or stolen, please complete form DS-64.

Please follow the below SIX STEPS if:

Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen or damaged

Please also note:

Special Requirements for All Minors Under Age 16
Special Requirements for All Minors Ages 16 & 17

Step 1 – Complete form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport.

Applicants aged 16 and over must sign their own application before the consular officer at the time of the application.  Form DS-11 must be printed on separate sheets of paper; do NOT print this form on front and back of the same sheet.

Complete also form DS-64 in case your previous passport was lost/stolen or damaged/mutilated.

Step 2 – Present evidence of U.S. Citizenship

All documentation submitted as evidence will be returned to applicants.

Applicants should be prepared to submit at least one of the following:

your U.S. passport issued when you were under 16 (if applicable);

a U.S. Birth Certificate;

a U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad;

a U.S. Certification of Birth;

a U.S. Certificate of Citizenship;

a U.S. Naturalization Certificate.

Step 3 – Submit proof of identity

Acceptable identification includes:

a valid passport of any country;

a valid driver’s license with photograph;

a national identity card with photograph;

a valid U.S. or State government ID card; or

a U.S. military ID card.

Step 4 – Additional Documents

Police report regarding passport theft in case you’re applying for a replacement for a stolen passport.

Step  5 – Passport Photographs

Applicants must provide one passport photograph

Step 6 – Scheduling an appointment and submitting the application

To schedule an appointment please click here.

If you have changed your name or need to correct data on your passport, you will need to have this change reflected in your passport. Please note that passports can no longer be amended; therefore you will need to apply for a new passport.

Please review the following THREE STEPS before beginning your application.

Step 1 – Complete form DS-5504

Complete the DS-5504.

Step 2 – Supporting Documents

You are required to submit:

Valid passport

form DS-5504 completed online and printed out

Documentation showing name change

* (e.g. Original marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order)

OR

Documentation showing that the information in the passport is incorrect *(e.g. Original birth certificate, marriage certificate, previous passport)

One passport photo

All foreign documents must be accompanied by an English translation (formal or informal).

If applying for children under 16, a parent should sign the application form on behalf of the child. The personal appearance of the minor and the two-parent consent are not required.

If the change is more than one year after issuance, please follow the procedures for passport renewal (please make this to lead to the link for passport renewal page) and include:

Documentation showing name change

(e.g. original marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order)OR

Documentation showing that the information in the passport is incorrect

(e.g. original birth certificate, marriage certificate, government-issued ID)

All foreign documents must be accompanied by an English translation (formal or informal).

Step 3 – Schedule an appointment and submit the application

To schedule an appointment please click here.

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo can issue emergency passports in certain limited circumstances. These passports have very restricted validity and are generally issued only to enable stranded citizens to return home. Persons who need emergency passports should apply during regular working hours and should follow the regular instructions for the type of passport that pertains to them. Provided that everything is in order emergency passports are issued within 1-2 hours, however in certain situations the waiting time may be longer.

Please Note:  The Passport fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.

Adult Passport Book (first time applicants) – 145 USD

Adult Passport Book (renewals) – 110 USD

Minor Passport Book (all applicants)  – 115 USD

Passport Card (adult first time applicant) – 65 USD

Passport Card (adult renewal) – 30 USD

Passport Card (minor renewal) – 50 USD

Accepted payment method is:

Cash –US dollars or SRD equivalent