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Getting a US Passport Abroad FAQ

Getting a US passport abroad is quite similar to obtaining a passport in the United States. You must meet the same requirements. In most cases, applications are submitted through the U.S. Citizen Services department at the nearest United States embassy or consulate general in the case of a new passport. Renewal applications can usually be mailed.

List of US Passport Abroad FAQ

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How can I renew a passport while traveling abroad?  Question: I need to renew my passport but I am not in the U.S. Can I mail my renewal application or do I go to the nearest embassy or consulate? If the latter, is an appointment required?

Can I get a passport for a child while abroad?  Question: How do I get a passport for a minor child if I am outside the United States? Where do I go and what do I need?

Can I re-enter the USA on my expired passport?  Question: I am residing temporarily out of the country and need to return for medical reasons next week. My US passport is expired. Can I come back ...

How do I get a passport if I am deployed in Afghanistan?  Question: I'm currently deployed to Afghanistan, my passport expired in 2003 which was issued when I was a minor. How can I apply for a new passport ...

How to travel to UAE from Spain with 5 months left on passport?  Question: My daughter will be studying in Spain 01/2011- 04/2011. Her passport expires 09/2011 and has already been submitted to obtain her student ...

How can a U.S.-born native American with dual citizenship get a United States passport while living in Canada?  Question: I live in Canada but I was born in the U.S. I am also a native American with dual citizenship under the Jay Treaty. I am wondering what steps ...

Passport Name Change While Abroad?  Question: I currently have a passport that does not expire until 2013. My fiance and I are getting married this June. He is in the US Military and is ...

How long can I stay in each country abroad if I plan to visit multiple locations with my US Passport ?  Question: I would like to travel for a year over seas but want to know how long I can stay legally in each country.

Answer: Requirements vary for ...

What must I do to obtain a replacement if my passport is lost or stolen while I am in Argentina?  Question: Where do I go in Argentina if my passport is lost or stolen while I am there next week?

Answer: Besides the documents listed below for ...

Will I need a new Japan student visa in my new passport?  Question: I lost my passport while living in Japan under a college student visa. I have another passport that my mother is sending me. I am planning ...

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