Passports

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Georgetown.  We provide passport and citizenship services for United States Citizens visiting or residing in Guyana.

Please note:

  • There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration.  These services are by appointment only. See our Appointment Page for information on scheduling.
  • You must apply for your U.S. passport in person by scheduling a pre-arranged appointment. The American Citizen Services Unit does not receive passport applications outside of business hours, on weekends on holidays and administrative days or via email, internet, or fax.

If you have lost or damaged your U.S. passport and you would like to replace it, please prepare, and submit the documents listed below on your visit to the Embassy. You must schedule an appointment to submit these documents.

  • DS-11 form: Application for a U.S. Passport (Please complete the form online then print for interview)
  • DS-64: Statement regarding a lost or stolen book (PDF 34 KB)
  • 1 Passport-sized photograph with a white background
  • Identification – The most common are a valid U.S. driver’s license, previous passports, school identification card, school diploma, residency card or any other document with name and picture.
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship – The most common evidence of citizenship is an original U.S. birth certificate or a consular report of birth abroad (original or certified copy), previous U.S. passport, original naturalization certificate, or certificate of citizenship.
  • Police Report (if applicable)
  • $145 USD Processing Fee (or Guyana equivalent)

*If your name has been changed between your last issued passport and now, please bring an original name change document as proof of such; e.g. marriage certificate, deed poll etc.

Be sure to electronically complete and print the application form before coming to the Embassy for your appointment.

If the passport of a minor child is lost or stolen, please review our information dedicated to Passports for Minors.

Know before You Apply

When a U.S. citizen has an urgent need to travel, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit can process and print an emergency passport.  You do not need an appointment and may apply for an emergency passport Monday – Thursday at 1:00 p.m. If you are planning to come outside this time, please contact us via email. Emergency passports are valid for 1 year or less and are usually ready the same day.  Please note that the ACS unit cannot issue emergency passports outside of business hours except in cases of life threatening emergencies. Additional fees may apply.

Application Steps

Step 1: Prepare Your Application

Complete Passport Application Form

Complete Form DS-11 if you are applying for a new passport or are replacing a lost or stolen passport, or a DS-82 if you are renewing a passport but require an emergency passport now, using the passport wizard at https://pptform.state.gov/ and bring it unsigned with you on the day of your interview. You will be required to sign it in the presence of a consular officer during your interview.

Form DS-64 (if applicable)

Complete form DS-64 and bring it with you on the day of your interview.  You must be able to explain the condition of your previous passport.

Crime Report (if applicable)

If your passport was stolen, please present a police report documenting the theft of your passport.

Evidence of Your Emergency

Please bring evidence of your urgent need travel to your interview.  For example, you can present a flight itinerary, a crime report, or a medical report.  Emergency passports are generally issued when:

  • Waiting for a full validity passport to arrive from the United States would cause the applicant medical, personal, financial, or other hardship;
  • An applicant must travel due to illness or death of a relative;
  • Passports are lost or stolen and the applicant has an urgent need to travel; and
  • Any other circumstance forces the applicant to be in the United States in a short period of time.

Evidence of the Applicant’s U.S. Citizenship

All passport applications must include valid and original documentation of citizenship.  You must present at least one of the following original documents.  Photocopies or notarized/certified copies are not accepted.

 Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport

Evidence of the Applicant’s Identity

All passport applications must include valid and original documentation of identity.  You must present at least one of the following original documents.  Photocopies or notarized/certified copies are not accepted.

  • Passport
  • Guyana National Identification Card or other Government of Guyana Issued Photo ID
  • U.S. Driver’s License
  • U.S. State ID Card
  • Expired U.S. Passport

One Passport-Sized Photo

Photo must be taken in color with a white background. The photo must be 2 inches by 2 inches. The photo should show the full face and ears of the applicant. Applicants should not wear glasses for photos.  See examples of acceptable photos.

Copies of Original Documents

You must make copies of all original documents, including passports and IDs that you will present with your application.  If you do not have copies, you will be asked to return with copies.  Photocopies must be on white, 8 ½ x 11’ standard paper stock (letter size).  All copies must be single-sided.

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Present your application materials in person at the ACS Unit at the embassy on the day of your interview.  Click here for more information about accessing the Embassy.

Step 3: Pay Fees

Pay the application fee in cash in U.S. dollars or the Guyana dollar equivalent, or use a U.S. credit card at the Embassy on the day of your interview. All fees are non-refundable. The fee for an emergency passport for an adult when using Form DS-11 is $145. If you are renewing a passport with Form DS-82, the fee is $110. The fee for a passport for a minor applying for an emergency passport is $115.00.

Step 4: Request Your Full Validity Passport

Applicants who pay for an emergency U.S. passport are entitled to a no-fee full validity passport within one year of receipt of the emergency passport. Application instructions for requesting your full validity passport will be provided at the time of receiving your emergency passport.