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How do I renew my passport while working in Iraq?

by Lennis
(Tallil Air Base, Iraq)

Question: I am currently working in Iraq and it is possible that I will still be here through February when my passport will expire. Since I will be unable to send my current valid passport for renewal by mail, how do I get a new or renewed passport? Is it possible to renew it in person at the US Embassy at Sather Air Base in Baghdad?


Answers: That is exactly what you need to do. American citizens in Iraq should visit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to apply for passport renewals. You need to take your current passport, photo ID, one passport photo, completed form DS-82 and payment for the application fee. The fee for renewal is $110. The Embassy accepts only U.S. dollars, Major Credit Cards, or U.S. Postal Service money orders payable to “U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq.”

All U.S. passport applications are processed in the United States. This takes takes at least two weeks, so you need to plan your travel accordingly.

Hours are from Sunday to Thursday: 08:00-12:00. One page of the Embassy websites says walk-ins are welcome while another states that an appointment is now required. Click the link below to schedule your appointment.

U.S. Embassy in Iraq - Passport Services

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