U.S. Passport Applications
Consistent with current measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Cyprus, routine U.S. citizen services are limited, including passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications. We will continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. If your current passport is/was issued when you were age 16 or over, is/was valid for ten years and has not expired more than five years ago, we highly encourage you to send your passport application by mail. Otherwise, see important instructions below for making a passport appointment at the U.S. Embassy.
U.S. passport holders who will have less than six months validity on their passport and have upcoming international travel should consider renewing their passports as soon as possible. It is especially important to also check the passports of any minors who may be travelling. Passports for minors have a shorter validity period (5 years) than passports for adults (10 years) and thus may expire sooner.
Importing Information Regarding Your Visit
Delivery by Postal Service Required
The U.S. Embassy is unable to provide routine pick-up of new passports at the Embassy. You must bring a stamped €2.52 self-addressed envelope to your appointment in order to receive your new passport via Cyprus Post. One envelope should be provided per applicant. If you are also receiving a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), your envelope should be A4 size.
Social Security Number Requirement
You must include your Social Security number on your passport application. Your application will not be processed until you provide your Social Security number or provide a signed statement that you have never been issued one. For further information regarding this requirement, please refer to travel.state.gov.
For information on how to apply for a Social Security number please write to FBU.Athens@ssa.gov.
The U.S. Embassy in Nicosia will accept consular fee payments in cash (U.S Dollars and Euro) and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover and American Express). We are not authorized to accept personal checks.
The Passport fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
For payment information refer to our website at: Passport Renewal Fees
U.S. Citizen Services will be accepted by appointment only.
For information on how to schedule an online appointment refer to our website at: Passports
Passport Photo Requirements
Your photo is a vital part of your passport application. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency. We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements. Note: Photos must be 2″ x 2″ in size, frontal view and with a background that is uniform, plain white and free of shadows.
For guidance on passport photo requirements refer to our website at: Photos
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.