Indefinite Suspension of Routine Passport and Citizenship Services Due to Covid-19

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective April 2, 2020, U.S. printing centers in the United States have suspended processing and shipping of U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) to U.S. Embassies overseas until further notice.  If you have previously applied for a passport or CRBA in ACS Manila before April 2, please expect significant delivery delays.

We will provide an update as soon as U.S. processing centers are operational again.  In the meantime, please hold on to your routine passport renewals and CRBA applications.

Currently, ACS Manila is only able to print temporary or limited emergency passports for U.S. citizens with critical travel needs.  If you have urgent travel and need an emergency passport, please email the ACS unit in advance at in order to get an appointment and apply in person.  On the subject line, please write “Emergency passport”.

Please ensure that you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program here so you receive updates regarding the Embassy’s operating status and other important information.