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.
Advance online appointment is required for all routine passport application services. Please make an appointment online using the Online Appointment System. Due to unreliable postal service in the country, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek does not process passport applications by mail and requires applicants to appear in person to apply for a passport renewal. Please see below for more information on applying for U.S. passports.
To schedule an appointment with the Consular Section for passport services, please click here.
For minors, we require that the applicant and both parents are present at the time of application (parents should bring their own passports). Please read about the special passport requirements for minor children and what to do if one of the parents cannot be present at the time of the application.
Renew a Passport
- Applicants age 16 and over expiring passport was issued before 16th birthday – $145
- Applicants age 16 and over expiring passport was issued after 16th birthday – $110
- Applicants under age 16 – $115
- Lost, stolen or mutilated passports – $145
Please use form DS-82 for renewal of an expiring passport issued after 16th birthday or form DS-11 for renewal of an expiring passport issued before 16th birthday or for renewal of a lost or stolen passport.
Documents required for renewal of an expiring passport:
1. Form DS-82 if passport was issued after 16th birthday
2. Form DS-11 if passport was issued before 16th birthday
3. Expiring passport
4. Original of birth or naturalization certificate, if passport was issued before 16th birthday
Passport photo must be
- 2×2 inches (or 5×5 cm) in size
- Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
- Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
- Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
- Taken in normal street attire
- Uniforms should not be worn in photographs.
- Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline unless worn daily for religious purposes.
- If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
- Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.
Apply for a Passport
Name Changes and other Amendments
As a security enhancement, we no longer amend valid passports. Instead, customers requesting name changes, extension of validity for limited passports or correction of a printing error will apply for replacement passports. If the change is within one year after issuance, they will submit a U.S. Passport Re-Application Form (DS-5504) together with the passport that needs the change, the documentation required, and new passport pictures. There will be no charge. If the change is more than one year after issuance, customers will need to submit an application for a new passport and pay the normal fees.
Lost or Stolen Passport
1. Both parents must appear together and sign; or
For Minors Under the Age 16
Both parents must appear together and sign or
2. One parent appears, signs, and submits the second parent’s original notarized Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF 52 KB), authorizing passport issuance for the child or submits an original notarized, written statement of consent from the non-appearing parent (including the child’s name and date of birth, as well as parent’s identification information or a copy of his/her ID) authorizing passport issuance for the child or
3. One parents appears, signs, and submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply (such as one of the following):
- Child’s certified U.S. or foreign birth certificate (with translation, if necessary) listing only applying parent; or
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) or Certification of Birth Abroad (Form DS-1350) listing only applying parent; or
- Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order); or
- Adoption decree (if applying parents is sole adopting parent); or
- Court order specifically permitting applying parent’s or guardian’s travel with the child; or
- Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent; or
- Death certificate of non-applying parent.
If none of the above documentation is available, the applying parent/guardian should submit an original Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF 52 KB).
A third party in loco parentis applying on behalf of a minor under the age of 16 must submit a notarized written statement or affidavit from both parents or guardians authorizing a third-party to apply for a passport. The authorization should include the full name and date of birth of the third party. When the statement or affidavit is from only one parent/guardian, the third party must present evidence of sole custody of the authorizing parent/guardian.