Passport Services

Schedule of Routine Services

In order to better serve U.S. citizens in Peru, American Citizen Services in Embassy Lima will institute a new service provision schedule beginning March 1, 2018.  This allows for a smoother, more predictable visit to the embassy, as well as cutting down on the time you spend waiting for appointments.  Appointments for routine services will be available on the below days, except on U.S. and Peruvian Holidays:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday:  Passports, Passport renewals
  • Monday – Thursday: Notarial Appointments
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Consular Report of Birth Abroad

Please note appointments are required for all routine ACS services.  To make an appointment, please read the passports, birth abroad, or notary information page.  Our hours of operation for routine ACS issues are from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Passport Pickup

To better serve U.S. citizens in Peru, the American Citizen Services Unit instituted new hours for U.S. passport pick-up, beginning March 1, 2018.  The service hours will be as follows:

  • Fridays, from 08:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

For emergency services for American Citizens, please call the Embassy at 618-2000.

Child U.S. passport renewal

Please read the information available on the “Apply for a Passport” tab.

Adult U.S. passport renewal

You are in the right section, if:

  • 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 Apply for a Passport section.
  • 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 complies with 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.  Please print this page and bring it with you to the interview.

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).  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 Renewal Applicants (16 and Older) US$110

First U.S. passport, renewal of a minor’s passport or first time adult passport

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.
  • Your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago.
  • You are renewing a passport that was issued when you were 15 years old or younger.

Important:

  • If none of these apply to you and you just need to renew your passport, please check our Renew a Passport section.
  • 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 complies with 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.

Additional requirements for minors under 16 years old

  • 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).
  • Valid picture ID for both parents, such as: passport, Peruvian DNI, or driver license (original and one copy).
  • Both parents and the minor must appear in person at the time of application.  Typically, parents living in Lima 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.

Schedule or cancel an appointment, here.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page.  Please print this page and bring it with you to the interview.

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

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).  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$145
Child Renewal Applicants (Under 16) US$115

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 in a prompt manner.

You are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Peruvian police in the area in which it occurred.  Please bring the police report 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 complies with 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.

If you are traveling within the next 72 hours, you do not need an appointment to replace your passport.  You will just need to bring your documentation any day the Embassy is open, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and let the guards know you are coming to replace a lost or stolen U.S. passport.

Upon scheduling an appointment, you will see a confirmation page.  Please print this page and bring it with you to the interview.

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

If you are not traveling within the next 72 hours, please:

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).  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$145

 

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 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, in order 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.

Please be aware that changes have been made to passport amendment procedures.  All name changes will 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 (eg., 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 complies with the photo requirements.
  • Documentation supporting any amendment to biographic information (original and one copy): marriage, death or divorce certificate, and evidence of claim to 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.  Please print this page and bring it with you to the interview.

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).  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$135
Passport Amendment for Children (Under 16) US$105

If you have truly emergent travel which is not possible to reschedule, and you are traveling within the next 72 hours, you may be seen on a walk-in basis any day the Embassy is open, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This service is for emergency passports only.  Emergency passports will have shorter duration of validity than regular passports, and will require replacement once expired.

Fee
Emergency passport US$145

In most cases, an emergency passport can be produced the same day.  Some cases may take longer, and 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.