Passport Services

Current COVID-19 Passport Services

Due to the heightened restrictions announced by the Government of Peru on January 26, 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Lima will not be open for routine passport and visa services from February 1 to February 28March 14, 2021.  All passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointments have been cancelled.  Applicants with scheduled appointments during this period will be contacted to reschedule their appointment.  Please do not contact the American Citizens Unit (ACS) to reschedule your canceled appointment.

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

Cusco Consular Agency: The U.S. Embassy’s Consular Agency in Cusco is open for limited 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.

Schedule of Limited Routine Services

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Embassy has implemented safety precautions to protect our staff and the public. Limited appointments for routine services will be available on the below days, except on U.S. and Peruvian Holidays:

  • Monday and Wednesday:  Passport appointments only
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Passport appointments

Please note appointments are required for all routine ACS services. We do not accept walk-ins at this time.

Routine passport processing takes approximately two weeks.

Emergency Passport Services

U.S. citizens with a serious emergency and urgent need to return to the United States may request an emergency appointment at the U.S. Embassy by providing the following information to LimaACS@state.gov:

  • Copy of your current passport;
  • Explanation/supporting documentation related to your urgent travel need (e.g., copy of medical appointment, school schedule, etc.);
  • Intended travel date, and
  • Any additional contact information.

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: In order to maintain the health and safety of our staff and the public, passport and CRBA pickup services will be conducted at the main Consular entrance of the Embassy.  The service hours will be as follows:

  • Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.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 and/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, or 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.

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 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 times may vary and 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 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.
  • 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$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 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.

Minors 16 & 17 years old

The documentary requirements for minors age 16 and 17 are the same as above, but these applicants generally need the consent of only one parent and may sign their own application.  Consent may generally be in the form of the parent being present during the passport appointment or providing a notarized written consent.

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).  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.

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 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).  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$145
Passport Amendment for Children (Under 16) US$115

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.