Passports

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Manila.  In order to better serve you, we provide routine passport services through our online appointment system. Adult passport renewals can be submitted through the mail or by reserving an in-person appointment using our online appointment system.  Before booking an online appointment, please carefully read all the instructions for the passport service you need to see if the service requires an online appointment or not.  For routine passport renewals, you can expect to receive your passport back in approximately 4-6 weeks after approval.

If you are applying for a passport in Manila, DO NOT follow the submission instructions found on the application form, which are intended for people applying in the United States.  Although the same application forms are used whether you are inside or outside the U.S., the process for submitting the forms are different.

Only emergency passports are available on a walk-in basis.  Please be aware that the rules for emergency passport issuance are strict, and a consular officer will determine if your situation meets the standard for an emergency.  If your situation is not considered an emergency, you will need to book an online appointment and return to the embassy on that day.  Before coming to the embassy, please read all the instructions for the passport service you need.  The options are listed on the menu to the left.

For questions, please contact us at ACSInfoManila@state.gov.

Emergencies are generally considered to be:

  • a lost or stolen passport with an urgent need for travel in less than two weeks.  For lost and stolen passports without an urgent need for travel, please follow our regular procedure by clicking here.
  • a medical emergency
  • an emergency situation that does not meet the above criteria but is severe enough to warrant emergency action

Please be aware that the rules for emergency passport issuance are strict, and a consular officer will determine if your situation meets the standard for an emergency.  If your situation is not considered an emergency, you may be asked to book an online appointment and return to the embassy on that day.  Emergency passports have the same fees as regular passports but have very limited validity.  The passport will expire shortly after your urgent travel has been completed.

If you believe your situation meets the criteria for an emergency, please come prepared when you walk-in by bringing all the completed application forms and documents listed on the specific passport service you are requesting along with the following proof of emergency: 

  • proof of your travel in less than two weeks (e.g. purchased ticket/s, flight confirmation, etc)
  • medical records if your emergency is based on a medical emergency

If you have an emergency reason for travel in less than 2 weeks, please check first if we have an online appointment available before your travel date.  To check for an appointment, please click on the appropriate passport service on the menu on the left and follow the instructions. If you need to travel prior to our earliest appointment, you may walk in to the Embassy with your confirmed travel itinerary or purchased ticket or other valid proof of the emergency travel.

To walk in, please come to the American Citizen Services Window 4 on any working day, between 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon, except during holidays and Consular Training days (which is every first and third Wednesdays of each month). Click here to see Embassy holidays.