APPLYING IN PERSON
Walk-in passport services are available by online appointment only. If you need to apply in person (see criteria below) please book your appointment here: One appointment is required per person. We encourage you to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
You must apply for passport renewal in person at the U.S. Embassy, Athens through a pre-arranged appointment if:
- Your passport was issued more than 15 years ago; or
- You were under age 16 when your previous passport was issued; or
- You are applying for a passport for the first time; or
- Your passport was lost or stolen – To replace your lost or stolen passport go to this page
If the above four situations do not apply, please visit this link to Apply by mail.
Complete Steps 1-7 for passport renewal in person:
Step 1 –Complete DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport on-line in English using the Passport Wizard, print and bring with you on the day of your appointment. Alternatively, you may print the DS-11 form and complete by hand.
If you are completing a DS-11 form on behalf of a minor under age 16, you will need:
- Evidence of the parent(s)/guardians(s) and child’s relationship i.e. Greek or U.S. Birth Certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- The presence of the child is always required and both parents’ presence is normally required
- If one parent/guardian is unable
to appear at the Embassy, the non-applying parent or guardian must
consent to the issuance of a passport for a minor child and must:
- Sign and date Form DS-3053 - Statement of Consent - Issuing a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 in the presence of a Certified U.S. Notary Public, a Greek Police Officer or a KEP office and
- Present the non-applying parent’s original ID/ Passport or submit a photocopy of the front and back side of the identification used with Form DS-3053
Step 2 – Present evidence of U.S. Citizenship
One or more of the following: Previously issued U.S. passport, certified copy of U.S. birth certificate, original Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship, original Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
Step 3 – Present proof of identity
One or more of the following: A valid passport of any country, a valid driver's license with photograph, a national identity card with photograph, a U.S. military I.D. card.
Step 4 – Additional Document
If you have changed your name since your proof of citizenship was issued, you will be required to furnish name change documentation, i.e. your original marriage/divorce certificate/court document changing your name. Documents that are not in English or Greek must have official translations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Greece.
Step 5 – Review our Fee Schedule
The fee is paid on the day of your appointment in cash or by credit card. Euros and U.S. Dollars are accepted. Important Note: The fee is non-refundable and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Step 6 – Provide two recent color photos
The photos must be taken within the last six months, 5cm x 5cm with a white background. Please note that U.S. passport photographs are different from Greek passport photographs and that many Greek photographers are not familiar with U.S. photo specifications. Photographs that do not meet the specified requirements will be rejected. To avoid delays in passport issuance please review passport Photo Examples and Photo Requirements
Step 7 – Click this link to schedule an appointment online