Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

Due to a global systems issue affecting passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities.  Applications accepted by the Passport Unit at this Embassy on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.

If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have confirmed travel within the next 5 business days, you may request an emergency passport for travel.  Further information is available here.   Please note that you will be required to appear in person for this service.

There is no mechanism for checking the status of your application. Please contact us only if you are traveling within the next five business days.