Passport Services

If you are in Peru and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30, 2022.  You need to be in possession of a undamaged, unaltered, maximum validity passport (10 years for adults, 5 years for minors) and use the passport for a direct return to the United States only.  See this page for more information.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Beginning FEBRUARY 27, 2022, U.S. Embassy Lima will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows adult U.S. citizens to mail their applications for passport renewal to the U.S. Embassy in Lima without the need to apply in person. Please see our Passport Renewal webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment.

Current COVID-19 Routine Passport Services

The American Citizen Services Unit is offering routine passport and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointments.  If you require passport or CRBA services, visit our online appointment system to schedule your appointment. Walk-in services are not available at this time.

Cusco Consular Agency: The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Agency in Cusco is open for routine services. To schedule an appointment, send an email to CuscoACS@state.gov. Walk-in services are not available at this time. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.

Emergency Passport Services

If you are a U.S. citizen with an urgent need to travel to the United States, please write to LimaACS@state.gov and include your current passport information, explanation​, and evidence of your reason for travel, and a contact phone number.  Emergency appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Do not purchase a flight ticket until you have a valid passport.

Please note:

  • Having purchased airline tickets without a valid passport does not constitute an emergency.
  • Emergency appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please do not call our emergency phone line to request passport appointments.
  • For non emergency travel needs, please use our online appointment system to schedule your appointment.  Appointments for both emergency and routine services are limited at this time, but are we are continuously working to add additional slots to the online appointment system.  Due to high demand, continue to monitor the online appointment system for available appointments.

Passport/CRBA Pickup

In-Person: Passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) pickup services are conducted  in the American Citizen Services section. The service hours are as follows:

  • Monday and Wednesday, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Third-Party Option: If you are unable to pick up your passport yourself, you may arrange for a third party to do so on your behalf.  The third party must bring a written and signed letter from the applicant authorizing the third party to pick up the passport.  The third party must also bring an original photo ID.  This letter does not need to be notarized.  Please note that if you choose to use a third party to retrieve your passport, the U.S. Government takes no responsibility and is in no way liable for the actions of the third party.  Please instruct the third party to review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

DHL Delivery: If you live outside of Lima or prefer to receive your passport in the mail, you must provide a DHL Airway Bill (AWB) at your appointment.  You may purchase a DHL AWB at any DHL location, such as the DHL El Polo across from the Embassy at the following address:

Centro Comercial El Polo
Av. La Encalada #1415
2do. Piso, Block B-210
Monterrico, Surco

Purchase a “pre-printed shipping label for U.S. citizenship and/or U.S. passport service” (Guía Aérea para Pasaporte Estadounidense) and select your DHL pickup location.

Note:  Passports that are not picked up or delivered in a timely manner will be destroyed per U.S. law.   Should a passport be destroyed due to delayed delivery, a new application process must be started, to include new appointment, new application forms, and a new payment of all applicable fees.

COVID-19 Information:

All applicants are required to wear face coverings at all times.

Applicants who are experiencing flu-like or gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks prior to their scheduled appointment should stay home for the safety of fellow applicants, and our staff.  If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you may reschedule your appointment by contacting LimaACS@state.gov. You will be given priority as soon as your period of illness is over.

As of February 27, 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Lima is able to receive certain adult passport renewal applications by mail.  Currently, the mail-in renewal option is only available at certain DHL drop-off locations in Lima and Arequipa.  Please continue to check this webpage for updates on additional

Online fee payment is currently available for adult passport book renewals only.  If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

Mail-In Passport Renewal Qualifications:

You may qualify for this service if you can answer “YES” to all the following statements:

  • Your most recent U.S. passport was issued with a 10-year validity.
  • Your U.S. passport was issued within the last 15 years.
  • You were at least 16 years old at the time your most recent U.S. passport was issued.
  • Your most recent U.S. passport is not damaged/lost/stolen, and you are able to submit that passport.
  • You use the same name as on your most recent U.S. passport, or you have changed your name and can submit legal documentation to show this change.

If you answered NO to any of the statements above, you are NOT eligible to renew your passport by mail or pay your passport renewal fee online.  Please review the following options on this web page to choose the one that best suits your situation.

Application Instructions:

To renew your passport by mail, please follow the instructions below and submit the following required documents:

  1. Form DS-82
  • You may complete the application online using the Passport Wizard, or print out and write legibly.
  • All applications must be filled out in black ink.
  • All fields should be filled out correctly and completely. Failure to do so can substantially delay processing time.
  • You must follow the procedures on this pdf checklist or your application may be rejected.
  1. Proof you paid your application fee. Printout of email from Pay.gov using this link that confirms you successfully paid the non-refundable $130 application fee; insert Peru as renewal location. Applicants may create an account or instead utilize the payment form as a “guest user.”  Pay the application fee online at the following website:  https://pay.gov/public/form/start/607957567.
  2. Photo: One WHITE background color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; no eyeglasses. See our photo requirements here.
  3. Your most recent full validity U.S. passport. Old passports will be canceled and returned with the newly issued passport.
  4. A photocopy of the biographic page of your passport with your photo. The photocopy does not have to be in color.
  5. A pre-paid DHL airway bill (AWB). This is required for return service of your original documents and new passport.  See mailing instructions below for more information.

Please be sure to include all requested documents in the application package, as incomplete DS-82 forms and any missing information or documents will result in delays or possible denial of your passport application.  

All applicants are required to provide a return pre-paid DHL airway bill for return service. The American Citizen Services unit may use the pre-paid DHL airway bill provided to return documents if the application package is incomplete.

Mailing Information

Applicants must mail in their required documents at one of the following participating DHL locations

Lima:

Location  District Address
DHL Plaza San Miguel San Miguel Av. La Marina 2000-2100, C.C Plaza San Miguel – Tienda B310 – Nuevo Centro Financiero (3er piso)
DHL Centro Aéreo Comercial Callao Centro Aereo Comercial Tda 101 Módulo A Sector B
DHL Miraflores Miraflores Av. Alfredo Benavides 708
DHL La Mar Miraflores Avenida Mariscal La Mar 785, tienda 785
DHL Barranco Barranco Av. Miguel Grau 1101 (alt. Estudio 4 – A 1 Cdra. del Estadio Galvez Chipoco)
DHL Magdalena Magdalena Av. De La Roca Vergallo 318 C.C. Paseo Fibra Local #S14
DHL Javier Prado San Isidro Av. Javier Prado Este 307
DHL San Borja San Borja Av. San Luis 2211
DHL Fiori San Martin de Porres Prolong. Tomas Valle 499-A, Agencia Comercial 6 – Centro Bancario Fiori
DHL Jesus María Jesus María Jr. Mariscal Luzuriaga 264
DHL La Molina La Molina Av. Los Frutales 1095

Arequipa:

DHL Arequipa Arequipa Calle Santa Catalina 115, Cercado
  • You must purchase and include a pre-paid DHL airway bill (AWB) for return service.
  • The airway bill must contain the applicant’s name, as listed in the applicant’s U.S. passport.
  • Approximate pricing begins at $8.00, but will depend on weight of package, location of delivery, and applicable taxes.
  • The return of the passport must be in the same place of the issuance of the
  • Once you have chosen a DHL office to pick up your documents, you will not be able to change the location.
  • DHL will not accept payments from third parties.

U.S. Embassy Lima Mailing Address:

U.S. Embassy Lima
Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33
Peru

Processing Time

Mail-in passport renewal processing time is approximately 3 to 4 weeks.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

For detailed instructions about this process, please read the PAY.GOV guide (PDF 830 KB).

In-Person Passport Renewal Qualifications:

You may qualify for this service if you can answer “YES” to all the following statements:

  • You can submit your most recent U.S. passport book and/or card.
  • You were at least 16 years old the last time you applied/renewed your U.S. passport book and/or card.
  • Your most recent passport book and/or card was issued less than 15 years ago.
  • Your most recent passport book and/or card has not been mutilated, damaged, lost or stolen.
  • You use the same name on your most recent passport book and/or card, or you can provide proper documentation (court order) to reflect a name change.
  • Your most recent passport has a normal ten year validity period, or you want to apply for a replacement passport of your emergency limited validity passport.

Important:

  • If any of these do not apply to you, please check the Passports for adults (age 16 and over), or Passports for minors (age 15 and under), as applicable.
  • If you had your passport stolen or if it has been lost, please check our Report a Lost or Stolen Passport section.

Step 1: Complete the forms and prepare the required documentation

Complete Form DS-82, U.S. Passport Renewal Application or Form DS-5504, Application for a U.S. Passport – Name Change, Data Correction, and Limited Passport Replacement, as appropriate.

Gather the following:

  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photograph with a white background.  Make sure it meets the photo requirements.
  • Applicant’s previous passport (original and one copy).
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information, if needed: Court order name change or similar (original and one copy).

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Before making an appointment, you must review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page in your browser.  You will not receive an email confirmation.  Please print the confirmation page or write down the appointment details and bring them to your scheduled appointment.  This information may be useful if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment in the appointment system.

Please note that you may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here.

Step 3: Attend the Appointment and Pay the Applicable Fee

  • Applicants must appear with their passport application complete with photograph 15 minutes before the appointment.
  • The average time for processing a passport is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application.  A passport pickup date and time will be provided after the interview.  Please note that processing times vary.  You will receive an automated notification from the Embassy once your passport is ready for pick-up.  Please do not contact the Embassy before the pick-up date.
  • Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy.  The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles), or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diner’s Club).  Local debit cards, personal checks, money orders or banker’s drafts are not accepted.  The fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
  • Third-Party Option: If you qualify to renew your passport with Form DS-82 and are unable to attend the appointment yourself, you may arrange for a third party to submit your passport application which includes: a complete and signed DS-82 form, photo, your original passport, and required fee payment which will be made in-person at the consular section cashier. The DS-82 form must be signed and dated by the applicant before submission and the signature must match the signature on the previous passport.  Applicants must make an appointment in the name of the third party.
    • The third party must bring a written and signed letter from the applicant authorizing the third party to apply on their behalf. This letter does not need to be notarized.
    • Please note that if you choose to use a third party to complete your passport renewal, the U.S. Government takes no responsibility and is in no way liable for the actions of the third party.
    • Please instruct the third party to review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.
Fee
Adult Renewal Applicants (16 and Older) US$130

Adult U.S. passport (age 16 and over)

You are in the right section if one of the following is true:

  • This is the first time you are applying for a U.S. Passport, or you are renewing a passport that was issued when you were 15 years old or younger, or
  • Your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

Important:

  • If none of these apply to you and you just need to renew your passport, please check our previous sections on renewing a passport.
  • If you had your passport stolen or if it has been lost, please check our Report a Lost or Stolen Passport section.

Step 1: Complete the forms and prepare the required documentation

Complete Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport

Gather the following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (original and one copy): U.S. Birth Certificate, Report of Birth Abroad or Certificate of Naturalization.
  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photograph with a white background.  Make sure it meets the photo requirements.  If you are unable to get photos prior to arriving at the Embassy, passport pictures may be purchased for a nominal fee on the patio for visa applicants.
  • The Department of State requires Social Security numbers on all passport applications.  Please consult travel.state.gov for more details on the Social Security Number requirement.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information (original and one copy).

Note: In order to avoid any unnecessary delays, please take a few extra moments to verify the accuracy of the biographical information (including the Social Security number) on your application form.

Applicants Age 16 and 17

If you have your own identification document (ID), you may apply for a passport by yourself. However, we strongly recommend that at least one parent accompany you to show parental awareness.

Examples of Parental Awareness:

  • A parent appearing with you in person when you apply for your passport
  • A signed statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent (should be accompanied by a photocopy of that parent’s ID).

If you do not have a current ID, you must show at least one parent knows that you are applying for a passport.

Your passport application may be denied if we have received written objection from one of your parents or legal guardians.

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Before making an appointment, you must review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page in your browser.  You will not receive an email confirmation.  Please print the confirmation page or write down the appointment details and bring them to your scheduled appointment.  This information may be useful if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment in the appointment system.

Please note that you may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here

Step 3: Attend the Appointment and Pay the Applicable Fee

  • Applicants must appear with their passport application complete with photograph 15 minutes before the appointment.
  • The average time for processing a passport is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application.  A passport pickup date and time will be provided after the interview.  Please do not contact the Embassy before the pick-up date.
  • Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy.  The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles), or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diner’s Club).  Local debit cards, personal checks, money orders or banker’s drafts are not accepted.  The fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Fee
Adult First-Time Applicants (16 and Older) US$165

Passports for Children

All children must appear in person. Parents must sign the passport application for all children under age 16. The child’s birth certificate, parents’ or guardians’ own passports or other legal identification, and a copy of the court-ordered guardianship, if applicable, are required.

If one parent is unavailable to appear at the Embassy, an original, notarized Statement of Consent is required, along with a copy of the absent parent’s signed photo identification, which was presented to the notary.  The Statement of Consent is only valid for a period of 90 days.

Step 1: Complete the forms and prepare the required documentation

Complete Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport

Gather the following:

  • Original U.S. birth certificate from the State Vital Records Office or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) of the minor (original and one copy).
  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photograph with a white background, taken within the last six months.  Make sure it meets the photo requirements.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information (original and one copy).
  • Valid photo ID for both parents, such as: passport, Peruvian DNI, or driver license (original and one copy).
  • The Department of State requires Social Security numbers on all passport applications.  Please consult travel.state.gov for more details on the Social Security Number requirement.
  • Both parents and the minor must appear in person at the time of application.  Typically, parents living in Peru are required to appear and sign the passport application for their child.  If one or both parents cannot be present to sign the application, please consult the requirements for Parental Consent for children under 16.

Note: If your child was under 5 at the time their last passport was issued, it is recommended to bring 1-2 photographs per year from the time the last passport was issued to the present, to show how their appearance has changed.  Please also note that in some cases the Consular Officer may request additional documentation or photos, following the initial application.

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Before making an appointment, you must review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page in your browser.  You will not receive an email confirmation.  Please print the confirmation page or write down the appointment details and bring them to your scheduled appointment.  This information may be useful if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment in the appointment system.

Please note that you may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here

Step 3: Attend the Appointment and Pay the Applicable Fee

  • Applicants must appear with their passport application complete with photograph 15 minutes before the appointment.
  • The average time for processing a passport is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application.  A passport pickup date and time will be provided after the interview.  Please do not contact the Embassy before the pick-up date.
  • Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy.  The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles), or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diner’s Club).  Local debit cards, personal checks, money orders or banker’s drafts are not accepted.  The fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Fee
Child Renewal Applicants (Under 16) US$135

A duty officer is available after hours to assist with life or death emergencies.  Please check our emergency contact information.

In the unfortunate event that you have lost your passport or had it stolen while in Peru, the American Citizen Services unit can assist you in obtaining a new travel document.

You must report the loss/theft to the local Peruvian police in the area in which it occurred.  Please bring the police report (“denuncia”) with you at the time of your interview for a replacement passport.  We recommend that you submit your application for a replacement passport as soon as possible after the loss or theft is discovered.

Step 1: Complete the forms and prepare the required documentation

Complete:

Gather the following:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (original and one copy): previous U.S. passport, U.S. Birth Certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, U.S. Certificate of Naturalization, U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, or a photocopy of the biographic data page (inside cover) of your stolen/lost passport.
  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photograph with a white background.  Make sure it meets the photo requirements.
  • Proof of identity, if available: passport, Peruvian DNI, driver license, valid U.S. or State government ID card, U.S. military ID card, etc. (original and one copy).
  • Police report (“denuncia”) from Peruvian authorities, if available.

Additional requirements for minors under 16 years old

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Before coming to the Embassy, you must review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here or email the following information to LimaACS@state.gov:

  • Copy of your current passport,
  • Explanation/supporting documentation related to your urgent travel need;
  • Police report (“denuncia”) from Peruvian authorities;
  • Intended travel date, and
  • Any additional contact information.

Step 3: Attend the Appointment and Pay the Applicable Fee

  • Applicants must appear with their passport application complete with photograph 15 minutes before the appointment.
  • The average time for processing a passport is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application.  A passport pickup date and time will be provided after the interview.  Please do not contact the Embassy before the pick-up date.
  • Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy.  The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles), or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diner’s Club).  Local debit cards, personal checks, money orders or banker’s drafts are not accepted.  The fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Fee
Replacement of lost or stolen passport US$165

Replacing Peruvian Immigration Entry Stamps

In cases of passports that have been lost or stolen, the passenger will not have the entry stamp with which they entered Peru.  Peruvian Immigration (“Migraciones Perú”) requires that each traveler have a valid entry stamp in their passport; therefore travelers must “transfer” the entry stamp to their new passport before they are allowed to exit the country.

Once an emergency passport has been issued from the Embassy, travelers must take their passport to Peruvian Immigration headquarters at Av. España 730, Breña, Lima, to pay for and process the transfer of the stamp.  The immigration office is generally open weekdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but hours can change and lines can be long.  Travelers needing a transfer stamp are advised to arrive at the office as early as possible to ensure same-day service.  The current fee to transfer is approximately US$10.00, or less, depending on current exchange rates.  Travelers should also be aware at that Peruvian Immigration authorities do not permit departure from Peru until all immigration matters, including fines and overstays, have been resolved.

All name changes require you to apply for a new passport under your new name.  

Step 1: Complete the forms and prepare the required documentation 

While you are required to re-apply for a new passport when making amendments, you may not have to pay additional fees depending on when your passport was issued:

Passports issued less than one year ago

If your passport has errors; that is, if it contains different information than that which you entered on your original application form, or if your name has been legally changed and the change is officially documented (e.g., through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered change of name), complete Form DS-5504.  If the Consular officer determines that you meet this criteria, there will be no replacement fees.

Passports issued more than one year ago

If your passport was issued more than one year ago and you need to make changes to your personal information, you will need to use Form DS-11 (for minors) or Form DS-82 (for adults).

Gather the following:

  • Current, valid U.S. passport.
  • Proof of identity: valid passport of any country, Peruvian DNI, driver license, valid U.S. or State government ID card, or U.S. military ID card, etc. (original and one copy).
  • One recent 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photograph with a white background.  Make sure it meets the photo requirements.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information (original and one copy): marriage, death or divorce certificate, and evidence of the former name (i.e., marriage certificate, birth certificate, or expired U.S. passport in that name).

Step 2: Schedule an Appointment

Before making an appointment, you must review the Embassy’s policy on access and prohibited items.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page in your browser.  You will not receive an email confirmation.  Please print the confirmation page or write down the appointment details and bring them to your scheduled appointment.  This information may be useful if you wish to reschedule or cancel your appointment in the appointment system.

Please note that you may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15 minutes late.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here.

Step 3: Attend the Appointment and Pay the Applicable Fee

  • Applicants must appear with their passport application complete with photograph 15 minutes before the appointment.
  • The average time for processing a passport is approximately 10-15 working days, from the time of the application.  A passport pickup date and time will be provided after the interview.  Please do not contact the Embassy before the pick-up date.
  • Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy.  The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles), or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diner’s Card).  Local debit cards, personal checks, money orders or banker’s drafts are not accepted.  The fee is a non-refundable processing fee, and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
Fee (for passports issued over one year ago)
Passport Amendment for Adults (16 and Older) US$165
Passport Amendment for Children (Under 16) US$135

If you have urgent emergent travel which is not possible to reschedule, you may request an emergency passport.  Emergency passports will have shorter duration of validity than regular passports, and will require replacement once expired.

Fee
Emergency passport US$165

In most cases, an emergency passport can be produced the same day (instead of waiting 10-15 business days for a regular passport to arrive from the print facility in the United States).  Some cases may take longer.  We will advise you if additional time is required in your case.  Application requirements and fees for emergency passports are the same as those for full-validity passports.  Please see the Lost or Stolen Passports section for exact requirements.