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How does one renew a US passport when living in Germany?

by Fariba
(Heidelberg, Germany)

Question: I live in Germany. What's the process for renewing my passport? Also, do I need to send my passport away, or do I simply apply for it and keep my current passport until the new one gets to me?

Answer: U.S. citizens who live abroad can visit the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in order to renew their passports. Following is information concerning American Citizen Services at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.


Gießener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt am Main
Federal Republic of Germany

The consulate is closed on:

• German and American Holidays


Public Transport:

From the main train station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) take the U5 going to Preungesheim, exit at the Gießener Straße stop.


Parking at Gießener Str. and Wetzlarer Str. is limited. A park-and-ride parking garage with 110 slots is located in Frankfurt-Preungesheim next to the exit from A 661 and the subway stop Preungesheim.


You must make an appointment. Click the link to access the online form.

Schedule Appointment at U.S. Consulate Frankfurt

Please note that:

If you cannot keep your appointment, please cancel it before making a new one. Failure to do so may result in delayed entry to the consulate facility on your new appointment date.



After-hours emergencies, please call (069) 7535-0 and ask to be connected to the consulate duty officer.

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