Know Before You Apply
You must apply for your U.S. passport in person by scheduling a pre-arranged appointment. The ACS 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 do not have a U.S. passport and were born in the United States or became a U.S. citizen through naturalization, follow the instructions on this page to apply for your first U.S. passport.
If the above does not apply to you and you believe you may have a claim to U.S. citizenship, please click here for more information.
Requirements for All Applicants
Please electronically complete and print the application form using the passport wizard before your appointment.
Gather all the required documents prior to your appointment. If you do not have all of your documents in order, you may be asked to return to the ACS Unit at a later date. Keep in mind that the Consular Officer has the discretion to request more information.
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Prepare Your Application
Complete Form DS-11 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.
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.
- Certified U.S. Birth Certificate
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Certificate of Naturalization
- Certificate of Citizenship
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.
- 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
Evidence of Name Change
If you have legally changed your name since applying for your most recent passport, you need to submit evidence documenting the name change. This can be a marriage certificate, divorce certificate, court order, or Deed Poll from Guyana.
One (1) 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.
Submit Your Application
Present your application materials in person at the ACS Unit at the Embassy on the day of your appointment. Click here for more information about accessing the U.S. embassy on the day of your interview.
Pay the application fee in cash in U.S. dollars or Guyana dollars or a U.S. credit card at the Embassy on the day of your interview. All fees are non-refundable. The fee for your first passport is $145.00.