Updated: Jul 13
The US Embassy branch office located at 71 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv 6343229, Israel.
Emergency passports are intended for U.S. citizens who need to travel immediately to the United States due to an unexpected incident or for U.S. citizen tourists whose passports were lost or stolen during their travels.
For applications that are complete and straightforward, emergency passports are usually available for pickup the day after they are approved. Pickup times are between 2:15-2:45pm at Branch Office Tel Aviv.
(You don't have to go back to pick up your passport the very next day. You can go later that week. In addition, at your appointment you can sign a consent form with a specific name to allow a friend or family member pick up your passport for you.)
Please be advised that emergency passports are limited-validity. The US Embassy strongly encourages you to exchange your limited-validity emergency passport for a new, full-validity passport as soon as possible. If you do so within one year of the issuance of the emergency passport, you will not be charged another passport application fee.
Application requirements, including fees, for emergency passports are the same as those for full-validity passports, with the addition of documentary proof of your emergency.
Please be sure to have the following documents, originals as well as copies:
DS-11 application. Fill out the form completely online and print it before your appointment, but DO NOT sign it.
Photo: One 2-inch x 2-inch / 5cm x 5cm square passport photo taken within the last six months.
Evidence of U.S. citizenship: (Note: Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy in addition to your original document.) Can be any of the following:
U.S. birth certificate
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization, or
A valid or expired U.S. passport (with your signature)
4. Proof of Identity: (Note: Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy in addition to your original document.) Must be a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as:
National identity card with photograph, or
Military I.D with photograph
5. Proof of Parental Relationship:
You must submit evidence that lists you as the parents of the child applying for a passport. Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or
Adoption decree with adoptive parents’ names
6. Two-Parent Consent:
U.S. law requires signatures of both parents or the child’s legal guardians, prior to issuance of a U.S. passport to children under the age of 16. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardians to attend the appointment with the child to apply for the passport.
If one parent/guardian cannot go with the child to apply for the passport, they can give permission by completing Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent.” You must submit the original, completed, signed, dated, and notarized form (along with a copy of the ID presented to the notary) with the child’s passport application. The parent who cannot go with the child must:
Sign and date Form DS-3053 in the presence of a certified notary public, and
The parent must present the notary with a valid, government-issued photo ID. The same original ID must be presented, along with a photocopy, at your embassy visit. The copy of the ID will be submitted together with the form DS-3053.
7. Valid, government-issued photo IDs for the parents. (Note: Original documents are required. Notarized copies are unacceptable. Bring one photocopy in addition to your original document.) Can be any of the following:
National identity card with photograph or
Military I.D with photograph
Please arrive on time for your appointment. The embassy will not honor your appointment if you are late.
There is paid parking at the Gordon Parking Lot near the U.S. Embassy Branch Office.
Security requirements at the embassy:
For security reasons the embassy will not allow entrance with any electronic devices, including *phones* and smart watches; bags, briefcases, or backpacks (with the exception of a diaper bag); weapons of any kind; fire-lighting equipment; liquids, sprays, powders, or lip balm. If you bring a water bottle you may be asked to sip it.
There are private companies that rent lockers nearby, which can be used to store your personal items during your appointment.
Good luck with your appointment! I’m here to help with any questions you may have.