Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, American Citizen Services has been providing emergency services only since Monday, March 23, 2020. American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line.
In accordance with the Government of Armenia’s requirement that individuals wear face masks in public places to combat COVID-19, starting May 25 you must wear a face mask to enter the U.S. Embassy for any consular services. Individuals without a face mask will not be permitted to enter the U.S. Embassy, and will have to reschedule their appointment.
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.
Please complete but DO NOT SIGN your application forms in advance and bring them to the Consular Section on the day of your appointment. Application forms should only be signed at the Consular Section, in front of the adjudicating officer. Application forms are also available at the Consular Section and may be completed there.
Apply for a Passport
Passport applicants must bring the following:
- The applicant’s most recent passport.
- If a passport is lost or stolen, the applicant must bring a copy of the police report for a lost or stolen passport and also prepare a statement regarding a lost or stolen passport (DS-64) (PDF 46 KB).
- In the case of a first-time application, we require proof of citizenship such as an original birth certificate or original naturalization certificate.
- One 2″x 2″ (5×5 cm) passport photograph showing a front view of the applicant´s face against a light background.
- The appropriate fee, as listed below. The fee must be paid in cash at the Consular Section.
- USD 145 or the equivalent in Armenian dram for first-time adult applicants (16 years of age or older), and for cases in which the passport has been lost or stolen;
- USD 110 or the equivalent in Armenian dram for renewal of an adult passport;
- USD 115 or the equivalent in Armenian dram for children under 16 years of age.
- In the case of a first-time application or lost or stolen passport, we require proof of identity. Documents must show the applicant’s face clearly and full name, and may include an original driver’s license or other photo identification.
- Completed passport application form:
- The applicant’s appointment confirmation sheet.
Additional Requirements for Children under age 16:
- Both parents of a U.S. citizen child must consent to the issuance of a passport to a child under the age of 16, unless the signing parent has sole custody of the child. Parents with sole custody must submit the original court decree granting them sole custody or other documentation showing they are a single parent.
- Parents of children under age of 16 must accompany their child to the Consular Section for the application process. They must bring their passports or other proof of identity, as well as documentation showing that they are the child’s parents. If one parent is unable to attend, that parent must complete a statement of consent or special circumstances (DS-3053 (PDF 42 KB) for non-applying parent and/or DS-5525 (PDF 41 KB) for applying parent)
- Children under 16 must present a series of photographs showing how they have grown since their last passport application (photos will be returned to applicants).
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Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews
Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):
- Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
- Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
- The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
- It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
- Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
- Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
- To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
- The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
- No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
- Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
- During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
- Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
- Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place. Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.