Required Documents

You will need to bring the following:

  • Your child’s most recent U.S. passport; if the child has never held a U.S. passport, documentary evidence of U.S. citizenship must be provided.
  • Form DS-11, which is accessed online at Complete this form online. Print only the two pages you completed. No need to print the instruction pages. Do not use whiteout or any form of correction fluid on your form as this will void your application. Do not sign it. Parents are required to sign the form before a consular officer.

Note: You cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States. Alternatively, when you print your form DS-11, write your “Emergency Contact” by hand.

  • Social Security Number is mandatory, complete field 5 of the form. If your child has never been issued a social security number, print, complete and sign the English version of this Social Security Declaration (15KB) for a child under 16;
  • Your child’s U.S. birth certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, showing the names of the parents who will be signing the child’s passport application. If necessary, you may replace or amend your child’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad by following the instructions here. In order to obtain a state-issued birth certificate, you may order one from the National Center for Health Statistics or through vitalchek;
  • Two recent color photos 5cm x 5cm with a white background taken within the last six months.  NOTE: U.S. passport photographs are different from European passport photo requirements and many Greek photographers are not familiar with U.S. photo specifications.  We strongly recommend that you print out the photo requirements and take them to the photographer.  Photographs that do not meet the specified requirements will be rejected.  Vending machine photographs and photographs printed on a home computer are unacceptable.  We advise that you bring the required photos with you.  Several shops near the Embassy offer photo services;
  • Valid Greek photo I.D. of child, if over 12 years or older.;
  • Age progression photos are required if many years have lapsed since the last child’s passport was issued.  Present 1-2 photographs per year from the date the passport was issued until present, to show how his/her appearance has changed.  Family or informal photographs are acceptable;
  • Government issued photo I.D of parents (such as U.S or foreign passport, driving license, Greek I.D. (taftofita)  or military I.D);
  • The non-refundable application fee for a U.S passport for a child under age 16 is available in the next pages.  You will pay the fee in person to the cashier at the time you appear at the Embassy;

The presence of the child is required together with both parents.  If one parent is unable to attend, please follow the next steps for additional information.