Passports

U.S. Passport Applications
Application for renewal of a U.S. passport is done by appointment at the U.S. Embassy. Please schedule an appointment online by clicking on the link in the box opposite.

We now offer a return service for passports. If you would like your passport to be returned to you by Cyprus Post to addresses in the Republic of Cyprus, please provide a stamped (€2.50) self-addressed registered envelope when you come to your appointment. One envelope should be provided per applicant.

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.

Social Security Number Requirement
You must include your social security number on your passport application.  If you do not, your application will not be processed until you receive your social security number.  For further information regarding this requirement, please refer to the travel.state.gov

For information on how to apply for a social security number please write to FBU.Athens@ssa.gov

You can save time by completing your application form before your appointment. Please use the links below to access the appropriate application form.

Elimination of Visa Page Inserts for U.S. Passports
As of January 1, 2016, Visa Page Inserts (VPI) are no longer available for U.S. passports. To mitigate the impact of this change, the Department of State began issuing 52-page passport books in October 2014, which means more pages in every passport.