Passport Services

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

If you are overseas 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 December 31, 2021.  See this page for more information.

Burma requires that American Citizens entering the country must have at least six months validity remaining in their passports. Please plan your travel accordingly by ensuring that your passport has at least six months validity and at least one completely blank “Visa” page remaining before travelling to Burma. Burma visa or Entry stamps will not be placed on the “Endorsements” pages.

For more information about Burma visas, please go to the State Department website.

When traveling, please remember to carry a photocopy of your passport separately from your passport. In the event of loss or theft, the copy will help facilitate issuance of a replacement passport.

The consular section issues full and limited validity U.S passports as necessary. Since December 31, 2015, extra visa pages can no longer be added to U.S. passports and we now issue 52-page passports to everyone requesting a full validity passport. 

In Burma, all persons, including minors, seeking a U.S passport must appear in person at the Embassy to apply. All passport applications require appointments, with the exception of emergency passport applications. See special requirements for children below.

All non-emergency routine services are by appointment only. Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays, between 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. and can be made online at the Embassy’s ACS Online Appointment System. For emergency services, please contact us directly by phone or email.

Allow two weeks for processing new U.S passports. You will receive an email when your new passport has arrived and is available for pickup. Passports must be collected at the consular section by the applicant or an authorized representative. An appointment is not necessary to pick up your passport.

For more information about U.S passport services, please visit Please be advised that some procedures for passport application abroad may vary according to the country in which the passport application is made.