**The Department of State’s printing facilities, which ceased operations on April 2 because of public health measures to prevent COVID-19, are opening slowly depending on local conditions in the United States and in accordance with the Center for Disease Control guidelines. You should expect a significant delay in receiving your passport. If you need your current passport back in the interim, we can return it to you via courier at your expense (5 Euros in Athens, 8 Euros outside of Athens)**
For your convenience, we encourage you to apply for a passport renewal by mail from the comfort of your home, avoiding disruptions in public transportation due to strikes, heavy traffic jams, unfavorable weather conditions, and waiting in security lines.
You may renew your passport by mail, if you meet all of the following requirements:
Your most recent U.S Passport:
- Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
- Was issued within the last 15 years;
- Was issued with 10 year validity; and
- Was issued in your current name or you have changed your name and can submit legal documentation (e.g. marriage certificate, Change of Name Deed) to prove this change.
If your most recent U.S. Passport meets the above requirements, continue to the next buttons to send us your application complete. Incomplete applications will delay passport processing.
If you do not meet all these requirements, please follow the instructions to Apply for an Adult Passport here.