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Applying for a U.S. Passport from Outside the United States

Applying for a U.S. passport while outside the United States is a different process from applying for a U.S. passport while inside the United States. Although the application forms, supporting documentation, fees and finished products are the same everywhere, each U.S. embassy and consulate has different procedures for submitting and processing your final documents. Listed below is information you should know when applying for a U.S. passport while outside the United States. For more information, please visit the Department of State Travel site.



  • Supplemental Passport Pages
    August 3, 2015

    Beginning January 1, 2016, the State Department will no longer issue supplemental passport pages to U.S. citizens. After January 1, 2016, when an individual’s current passport is full, he/she will be required to obtain a new passport at full cost - $110 for adults or $105 for minors.  U.S. citizens who wish to obtain supplemental pages have until the end of the year to do so.  If you would like to add pages to your passport before the service is discontinued, please submit the following forms at the Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate in Lagos before the end of December:

    • Form DS-4085 (you can fill this out online or using the DS-4085 form (PDF 58 KB)
    • Your current passport – this will be returned to you with the supplemental pages inside
    • $82

    You will receive 48 supplemental pages with the application and in most cases your passport should be ready on the same day it is submitted.

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