ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning November 1, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania is accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person. Please see our Passport Renewal by Mail webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features. These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility. U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens: U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.


The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest is currently offering appointments for routine applications for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.  All requests must be submitted via email according to the instructions below. The U.S. Embassy in Bucharest also resumed processing mail-in routine renewal passport applications with appropriate form of payment (U.S. Postal money order, or cashier’s check issued by an American bank.)  Please click here for instructions for mail-in passport applications.

If you need a passport for immediate international travel or for reasons relating to immigration, please email the American Citizen Services unit at to request an appointment.  Emergency requests will be given priority. Your email should include the full name of the passport applicant, date of birth, telephone number, email address, the accompanying parents’ names if the application is for a minor, the expiration date of your the most recent passport, and the applicant’s travel date or the reason for requesting the appointment.

Social Security Number

Inclusion of a Social Security Number or an Application for a Social Security Number is now required for all passport applications. If you would like to apply for a U.S. passport, and you don’t have a Social Security Number, please click here.

Apply for a U.S. Passport:

Correct or Amend a U.S. Passport: 

Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews