Updated: Jul 12
The US Embassy branch office Tel Aviv is located at 71 HaYarkon Street, Tel Aviv 6343229, Israel.
To renew a passport for a minor:
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.) Must be a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as:
National identity card with photograph or
Military I.D with photograph
8. Printed confirmation of courier payment (see below).
New Policy Regarding Postage:
As of June 12th Israel Post is requiring pre-paid courier service for *all* applications, with the exception of emergency, limited-validity passports.
There is *no* option to fill out Israel Post delivery slips at the Consulate. There is *no* option for pickup for a regular-validity U.S. passport.
Click on the following link to pay for your courier service. Cost of the service is 60 NIS.
You must *print* the confirmation page and include it with your application and documents, whether you are submitting your application by mail, via dropbox, or in person.
When your passport is ready the U.S. Embassy will pass all documents directly to Israel Post for delivery. Israel Post will contact you to arrange delivery.
For further details please contact the Israel Post passport department at 076-8870580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.