Traveling within the next 21 days with a lost/stolen/damaged/expired passport

If you are traveling within the next 3 weeks and your passport was lost or stolen, damaged or expired, you do NOT need to schedule an appointment.

You may visit the U.S. Embassy in Athens, in person, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (except for U.S. and Greek holidays), to apply for an emergency limited validity passport.  Please note that the Embassy is closed on weekends and the last Wednesday of the month.  Avoid coming to the Embassy on Mondays, Fridays, and the first day after a holiday if at all possible to minimize your wait time due to high demand those days.  We may issue a limited validity emergency passport usually within a couple of hours following the interview with the Consular Office.

If you are residing in Greece and not traveling within the next 21 days, if eligible, Renew an Adult Passport by mail. Otherwise, schedule an appointment and follow the instructions to Apply for a Passport – In Person, if over age 16 or Apply for a Child’s Passport Under the Age of 16.

Some countries, such as France, will allow transit, but not allow entry with Emergency Passports.  We recommend that you check the Country Specific Information if your trip includes stops in other countries on your emergency passport on

Directions to the Embassy:

Security personnel screen all visitors prior to entry. See a list of Prohibited Items here.  The fees are payable in cash or by using a physical credit card.  Cellphones will be kept by security guards upon entering the customer screening area and returned upon your departure from the Consular Section