Passports

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All Americans residing in Morocco should hold valid U.S. passports. No single document is more important to an American citizen residing overseas. We urge you not to let your passport expire nor delay in making application for renewal of a passport. We strongly encourage you to apply in advance of your anticipated travel dates.

Lost/stolen passports can be usually replaced the same day when an applicant comes to the U.S. Consulate General to report the loss, provided the case is a bona fide emergency and telecommunications with Washington are up and running.  In order to process an application for a replacement passport, regular or emergency, you will need to obtain a declaration de perte (declaration of loss) from the police station in the city where the loss occured.

All passport services are by appointment only. All passport applicantions should be filled out online using the online passport wizard, printed out, and brought with you to the Consulate on the day of your appointment.  Failure to do this could result in significant delays in processing your passport application.

All minor children, including newborns and infants, must have their own U.S. passports. 

All children under age 16 must appear in person with appropriate documentation and with both parents.  Parental consent and signatures are mandatory for passport issuance for minors under age 16 and for renewals. 

Need a first passport for your newborn child?  Please visit our Consular Report of Birth Abroad and First Passport webpage.

Step A. Schedule an Online Appointment

Each child must have his /her own appointment. No family appointments

Note: If you do not already have a first passport for your child, there are special requirements to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and first passport for newborns and infants.

Step B. Complete Passport Application Form DS-11

We require that you enter your child’s personal information on Form DS-11 using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay.

Step C. Submit Child’s Current Passport (if applicable) AND 1 photocopy

Submit Child’s Current Passport (if applicable) AND 1 photocopy

Step D. Provide Parental Consent Form DS-3053

Passports for Minors:  Provide Parental Consent 

  1. Both parentswill appear together and sign the application form (DS-11) in the presence of a Consular Officer or;
  2. One parentappears and signs and submits the non-appearing  parent’s signed, notarized “Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent” (PDF – 160 KB) which authorizes passport issuance for the child, together with the non-appearing parent’s signed photo identification (copy or original document).

The non-appearing parent’s signature may be certified by:

Note: The written consent from the non-applying parent that accompanies an application for a new passport must be less than 3 months old; or

  1. One parent with sole legal custody, or a third party (in Loco Parentis applying on behalf of a minor under the age of 16) must refer to the State Department webpage entryProvide Parental Consent (Step F) for necessary, mandatory documentation.

Note: If none of the documentation on the website of the State Department concerning Parental Consent (Step F) is applicable, the applying parent must submit Form DS-5525 stating why the non-applying parent/guardian’s consent cannot be obtained.

Step E. Submit Evidence of Child’s U.S. Citizenship AND Evidence of Relationship

You must submit original documents AND one photocopy.

Submit your child’s last issued U.S. Passport AND one of the documents below:

 Evidence of U.S. Citizenship; present originals AND one photocopy; 

  • Original, or certified S. Birth Certificate (showing both parents’ names) issued by the city, county or state if your child was born in the United States;
  • Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Birth Certificate if your child was born abroad (if you have Reports of Birth issued for other children, please bring original AND 1 photocopy); or
  • Original Naturalization Certificate, or
  • Original Certificate of Citizenship.

Step F. Present Identification of Both Parent(s) / Guardian(s)

You must submit original document AND 1 photocopy. 

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. or foreign passport,or
  • Moroccan National Identification Card
  • Moroccan Driver’s Licence
  • Original Naturalization Certificate,or
  • Current Government Employee ID (city, state or federal), or
  • Current Military ID (military and dependents).

Please photocopy both parents identification on one single page.

Step G. Provide One Recent Passport Photo

  • Submit one current S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.
  • All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background. Do NOT staple the photo to your application.
  • If the passport being renewed contains a photo that does not clearly resemble the applicant, i.e., baby photo in passport, you MUST provide transition photos.

Step H. Passport Fee

Fees

  • First time application for a 10 year passport: $145 (starting April 2, 2018)
  • Passport application for a minor aged under 16: $115 (starting Arpil 2, 2018)
  • Renewal of a 10-year passport: $110
  • Additional Visa Pages: Service Discontinued as of January 2016

You may pay the passport fee for a minor child by:

  1. Credit card issued by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover;
  2. Cash in Dirhams or Dollars in billsonly, no coins — we do NOT accept any personal checks. (See fees and payment methods.)

For more information please refer to the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs website pages.

You must schedule an online appointment

Refer to these instructions to schedule an appointment.

Each person must have his /her own appointment. No family appointments 

Passport Checklist

  1. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available for selection using the online passport wizard.Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay.  Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.
  2. Current or expiring passport and photocopy.
  3. Photo: One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports. All photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application. IMPORTANT NOTE:  STARTING NOVEMBER 1, 2016, EYE GLASSES WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED IN PASSPORT PHOTOS.  For more information please see the Department of State website page.

Fees

  • First time application for a 10 year passport: $145 (starting April 2, 2018)
  • Passport application for a minor aged under 16: $115 (starting Arpil 2, 2018)
  • Renewal of a 10-year passport: $110
  • Additional Visa Pages: Service Discontinued as of January 2016

You may pay the passport fee for an adult by:

  1. Credit card issued by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover;
  1. Cash in Dirhams or Dollars in bills only, no coins — we do NOT accept any personal checks. (See fees and payment methods.)

For more information please refer to the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs website pages.

Instructions:

Step A: Applicants must schedule an online appointment.

Step B: Passport Application Form

We require that applicants enter required personal information on the Form DS-11. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Print one-sided pages only** DO NOT SIGN.

Step C: Present Proof of U.S. Citizenship

You may prove U.S. Citizenship with any one of the following (original AND one photocopy):

  • an original U.S. Birth Certificate, or
  • a certified U.S. Birth Certificate, *or
  • an original  U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad or
  • an original U.S. Certification of Birth, or
  • an original U.S. Certificate of Citizenship, or
  • an original U.S. Naturalization Certificate.

* Some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes. You may order a birth certificate online here: National Center for Health Statistics.

Step D: Present Proof of Identity

The applicant may prove his/her identity with one of the following (provide original AND one photocopy):

You must submit one of the Primary Identification Documents:

  • an original valid passport of any country, or
  • an original national identity card with photograph, or
  • an original valid U.S. or State government ID card, or
  • an original U.S. military ID card, or
  • Any foreign passport that you may currently hold, have held, or been included in, or
  • Name change documentation if you have changed your name since your proof of citizenship was issued. You will be required to provide name change documentation, i.e. your marriage certificate. If you have changed your name by means other than marriage, please contact our office for further information.

Step E: Provide One U.S. Passport Photo

Submit one current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.  Note: French photo booth photographs are NOT acceptable for U.S. passport issuance. All photos must have a white background.  Do NOT staple the photo to your application.

Step F: Method of Payment 

Fees

  • First time application for a 10 year passport: $145 (starting April 2, 2018)
  • Passport application for a minor aged under 16: $115 (starting Arpil 2, 2018)
  • Renewal of a 10-year passport: $110
  • Additional Visa Pages: Service Discontinued as of January 2016

If your passport has been Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated we recommend that you make a police report at the nearest Moroccan police station (commissariat),

  1. Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passports: Traveling Immediately

Processing Times

Same-day issuance of a 1 year limited-validity passport for immediate travel to the U.S. is available for applications that are complete and straightforward. In some cases, however, administrative processing may be required, which will delay passport issuance. 

Application Procedure:

Please bring the following items with you, or your application will be delayed.

If you have scheduled an online appointment, or selected a walk-in service please submit:

  • Current passport (only if damaged or mutilated);
  • Complete online and submit Form DS-11 and Form DS-64 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct DS-11 form here (PDF-192 kb). Print one-sided pages only. DO NOT SIGN.
  • Photo: one current  U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports. Photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip photo to application.
  • Payment: credit card or cash (dollars or dirhams) to pay the passport fee of  $145  for adults, and $115 for minor children.  
  1. Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passports: Not Traveling Immediately

If your passport has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, and you are NOT traveling immediately, the U.S. Consulat will accept your application for a new passport by online appointment only.

Make your online appointment for this service.

 Application Procedure:

You will need to bring the following items with your or you application will be delayed.

At your appointment please submit:

  1. Current passport (if damaged or mutilated);
  2. Complete online and submit Form DS-11 and Form DS-64 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct form here (PDF-192 kb). Print one-sided pages only. DO NOT SIGN.
  3.   Photo: one current  U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports. Photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip photo to application.
  4. Payment: credit card or cash (dollars or Dirhams) to pay the passport fee of $145 for adults, and $115 children.

 

If you were issued a limited-validity passport, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your travel.

Please note that two consecutive limited validity passports cannot be issued and that an application for a full validity passport takes approximately seven to ten days to process.

If your application for a replacement is made within one year from the date of issuance of the emergency passport, all applicants including children must apply by mail, and no fee will be charged.  See general conditions in entry (A) below.

You must schedule an online appointment

Refer to these instructions to schedule an appointment.

Each person must have his /her own appointment. No family appointments

  1. To replace an Adult or A Minor’s limited validity passport submit:
  1. The limited-validity passport and,
  2. Passport application form DS-5504*. We require that this form be completed online, print one-sided pages, then sign and date. (Note:  For minors under age 16, application forms must be signed by the same parent or guardian that signed the limited validity passport.)
  3. The letter which you received at the time you obtained the emergency passport with instructions on exchanging the passport, and;
  4. One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports: U.S. passport photos are significantly different from other types of passport photos. Computer scanned images may not be accepted.  All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background.  Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application. Failure to submit the correct photographs will result in significant processing delays.
  1. To Replace an Adult Limited Validity Passport After One Year from Issuance Please submit:
  2. Your limited-validity passport and:
  3. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct form here (PDF-20 2kb). Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.**
  4. Payment  by credit card or cash (dollars or Dirhams) to pay the passport fee of $110 for adults, $115 for minors. We do NOT accept  personal checks.
  5. The letter which you received at the time you obtained the emergency passport with instructions on exchanging the passport, and;
  6. One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports: U.S. passport photos are significantly different from other types of passport photos.. Computer scanned images may not be accepted.  All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background.  Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application: include it in a separate envelope or carefully insert it with your application. Failure to submit the correct photographs will result in significant processing delays.If you were issued a limited-validity passport, we encourage you to replace it with a full-validity passport immediately upon completion of your travel.Please note that two consecutive limited validity passports cannot be issued and that an application for a full validity passport takes approximately seven to ten days to process.If your application for a replacement is made within one year from the date of issuance of the emergency passport, all applicants including children must apply by mail, and no fee will be charged.  See general conditions in entry (A) below.You must schedule an online appointmentRefer to these instructions to schedule an appointment.Each person must have his /her own appointment. No family appointments
    1. To replace an Adult or A Minor’s limited validity passport submit:
    1. The limited-validity passport and,
    2. Passport application form DS-5504*. We require that this form be completed online, print one-sided pages, then sign and date. (Note:  For minors under age 16, application forms must be signed by the same parent or guardian that signed the limited validity passport.)
    3. The letter which you received at the time you obtained the emergency passport with instructions on exchanging the passport, and;
    4. One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports: U.S. passport photos are significantly different from other types of passport photos.. Computer scanned images may not be accepted.  All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background.  Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application. Failure to submit the correct photographs will result in significant processing delays.
    1. To Replace an Adult Limited Validity Passport After One Year from Issuance Please submit:
    1. Your limited-validity passport and:
    2. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct form here (PDF-20 2kb). Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.**
    3. Payment  by credit card or cash (dollars or Dirhams) to pay the passport fee of $110 for adults.
    4. The letter which you received at the time you obtained the emergency passport with instructions on exchanging the passport, and;
    5. One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports: U.S. passport photos are significantly different from other types of passport photos.. Computer scanned images may not be accepted.  All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background.  Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application: include it in a separate envelope or carefully insert it with your application. Failure to submit the correct photographs will result in significant processing delays.

    C .To Replace a Minor’s limited validity passport after one year from the date of issuance

    If you replace your child’s limited validity passport after one year from the date of issuance parents must:

    1. Schedule an online appointment for parents and the minor child to make a personal appearance before the consul;
    2. Submit passport application form DS-11. We require that this form be completed online, print one-side pages.  DO NOT SIGN.
    3. Pay the full fee for the child’s new passport at the time of your appointment.

    4. One current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports: U.S. passport photos are significantly different from other types of passport photos.. Computer scanned images may not be accepted.  All photos must have a white, light or neutral off white background.  Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application: include it in a separate envelope or carefully insert it with your application. Failure to submit the correct photographs will result in significant processing delays.

Fees

  • First time application for a 10 year passport: $145 (starting April 2, 2018)
  • Passport application for a minor aged under 16: $115 (starting Arpil 2, 2018)
  • Renewal of a 10-year passport: $110
  • Additional Visa Pages: Service Discontinued as of January 2016

 

Your Current Passport is LESS than One Year Old 

Step A:  Schedule an online appointment 

Step B : Complete and submit application Form DS-5504 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delayPrint one-sided pages only, sign and date. 

Step C:  Submit current valid passport; 

Step D:  Provide one recent photo: U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.

Note : All photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application. 

Step E: Submit documentary evidence such a court order, marriage or divorce certificate, or other satisfactory evidence to support a change of name. Only originals or certified copies of these documents will be accepted. (We accept documentary evidence issued by the country of origin, however, certificates not issued by either the United States or France must be accompanied by a certified translation).

Your Current Passport is MORE than One Year Old

Please submit the following documents with 1 photocopy of each identification document:

Step A. Schedule an online appointment

Step B .Complete and submit application Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delayPrint one-sided pages only, sign and date.

Step C. Expired passport (damaged or mutilated passports are not accepted);

Step D. One recent photo: U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.  All photos must have a white background. Do NOT staple or paperclip the photo to your application.

Step E. Payment : We do NOT accept personal personal checks. 

Step F. You must submit documentary evidence such a court order, marriage or divorce certificate, or other satisfactory evidence to support a change of name. Only originals or certified copies of these documents will be accepted.  (We accept documentary evidence issued by the country of origin, however, certificates not issued by either the United States or France must be accompanied by a certified translation.)

Learn More about U.S. Passport Card

Optional:  When renewing your passport, all U.S. citizens may also apply for a passport card.  The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card CANNOT be used for international travel by air.

For Passport Card Applications:

  1. Check the appropriate box(es) on the top of the application Form DS-82: 
    [   ] U.S. Passport Book     [   ] U.S. Passport Card     [   ] Both
  2. Complete online and submit Form DS-82 available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay. Check that you are using the correct form here (PDF 202 kb). Print one-sided pages only, sign and date.**
  3. Fee for U.S. Passport Card:  $30 fee for adults and $20 for children.

It is the Department of State’s general policy that no person be in possession of more than one valid U.S. passport at a time. There is, however, a small number of cases, involving circumstances outside the control of the passport bearer, in which the issuance of a second passport may be appropriate.

For example, due to restrictive entry policies, or when the passport needed for current travel purposes is unavailable due to prolonged visa processing delays and neither a change of itinerary nor cancellation of the current passport coupled with issuance of a new passport is possible or practicable.  In a case such as this, a second passport may be issued to the applicant.

The application must be accompanied with a written statement indicating the reason for a second passport.  The second passport will be limited in time of validity and/or geographic area, allowing travel for the proposed specific itinerary.  Fees for second passports are the same as regular passports, and the rest of your application should follow all of the instructions for the type of passport service you are requesting.