How to Apply for an Emergency U.S. Passport
U.S. Passport Service Guide – www.us-passport-service-guide.com
Emergency passport service could refer to two things. One, it could refer to application
for a limited-validity, emergency passport. Two, it could refer to express service
offered by private passport expediting services.
Emergency passport service is available to U.S. citizens who are traveling within 10
business days and need to obtain their travel document quickly. An emergency
passport is also referred to as a limited-validity passport. Validity can be up to one year
but usually only covers your proposed travel time plus a little more. The validity cannot
be extended nor can extra visa pages be added to the document.
An emergency passport is most frequently issued to an American traveling abroad
whose passport was either lost or stolen. Applicants must apply in person for this
service at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general. In most cases, an emergency
passport application can be processed within one or two hours.
In the case of a lost or stolen passport while abroad, the fact should be reported to the
local police before application is made for the limited-validity passport. Take a copy of
the police report to the embassy or consulate.
The fees for a limited-validity emergency passport are the same as a full-validity
passport. Travelers who are issued an emergency passport are encouraged to apply for
a full-validity passport once they return home. There is no fee if the application if
submitted before the emergency passport expires.
American citizens who live outside the United States can submit their applications for a
full-validity passport to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where they reside. American
citizens who live in the United States can submit their applications to the address on
the application form.
You may have to submit the following documents in addition to the listed