Passport Mail-in Procedure FAQ

Citizens with a 10-year adult passport can apply for their new passport by mailing in their application. The application fee can be paid online via electronic funds transfer from a U.S. based bank account, a U.S. or international credit, a U.S. debit card, or through Amazon Pay, or via PayPal.  Paying online for a U.S. passport renewal allows you to mail your application to the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, without having to set up an appointment and come to Amsterdam.  You can apply at any time that suits you.

You may be eligible to apply via online payment if you are an adult (16 years and older) who already has a 10-year U.S. passport book issued no more than 15 years ago. You must be resident in and have a mailing address in the Netherlands.  Please use our wizard to determine whether you qualify.

Online payments should not be used for applications in person. If you book an appointment to apply in person at the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam, you must pay at the Consulate. See our Fees Page.

If you qualify for applying by mail but prefer to apply in person, you may use the mail-in guidance to prepare your application but you must not pay online, and you must schedule an appointment here: appointment for passport renewal

If you have paid online but are coming in in person, you are to bring the payment confirmation e-mail as a paper print-out, with your application. It will then be accepted and processed further as a mail-in application.

No.  This program is limited to residents of the Netherlands.  This includes temporary residents who will be in the Netherlands for several months.

No. Online fee payment and mail-in review is only available for adults (16 and older) with a 10-year passport book that was issued 15 years ago or less.  To apply for a minor’s passport, both parents/guardians must authorize in person the issuance of the child’s passport.  For more information, click here.  Children under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

No, you must have in your possession a passport book that is valid for ten years. During the application process, you will be required to mail your current passport and your passport application to the U.S. Embassy.

If you do not have your passport book in your possession, you must apply for a new one in person using a DS-11 passport application form.

No.  You will need to apply for a new passport in person at the U.S. Embassy.  Instructions can be found here.

You can pay the $130 fee by electronic check/transfer, credit/debit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay on This amount cannot be altered. You must pay the fee in U.S. dollars.

No, is not compatible with these systems.

No. All you need is a computer or mobile device with internet access and a web browser.  Please be aware that you will be required to make a print out of the confirmation page to submit with your application.

Yes. You follow the exact same instructions for replacing a 10-year passport by mail, i.e. use Form DS-82, pay the mandatory fee online through, etc., but instead of a 10-year passport you enclose your emergency passport.

Yes. The payment form on will be encrypted to ensure your personal information is secure. is a secure portal used by more 40 U.S. government agencies use to collect forms and payments. uses 128-bit SSL encryption to protect your transaction.

No. You must complete a new payment form for each passport application.

  1. Acknowledge the disclaimers and notices;
  2. Verify your eligibility;
  3. Visit the link;
  4. Pay for the U.S. passport;
  5. Await email confirmation for passport payment;
  6. Print email confirmation of passport payment;
  7. Fill out DS-82 Application including signature and photo
  8. Mail e-mail confirmation along with all other required documents listed on:

You should receive your passport by mail within 6 to 8 weeks, from the date your passport application is received by the Consulate General in Amsterdam.

Expedited service is not available overseas.

We cannot provide status updates. We recommend using your DHL tracking code to see if your new and old passports are on their way back to you.