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September 15, 2023

Passport Renewals or Renew an Adult Passport Page

Passport Renewals (age 16 and older) or Renew an Adult Passport Page:

ANNOUNCEMENT:  Beginning SEPTEMBER 15, 2023, U.S. Embassy Dakar will begin accepting online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications.  Paying online allows you to drop off your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to apply in person or to book an appointment.  Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $130 passport renewal fee online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal.  Please see our Passport Renewal webpage to determine if you are eligible for online fee payment and for more information on this new process.

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passports that incorporate photo-digitized images and other enhanced security features.  These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports.

 Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens:  U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.

Please note that the online fee option is limited to U.S. citizens residing in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.  Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only using the DS-82 application form.  If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

Eligibility Requirements for U.S. Citizen Adult Passport Renewals

To use the online payment system, you must answer YES to all of the following:

  • I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book by mail with my renewal application;
  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport book was issued;
  • I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name (or I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application;) and
  • I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Senegal or Guinea-Bissau.

If you do not meet these criteria, please see “Apply for a Passport” for instructions on making an appointment to submit a passport application in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

Instructions for submitting a DS-82 using the online payment method.

(Available September 15, 2023 at 12:01 a.m. EST)

Step 1:  SIGN and complete the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form.  Type or print clearly in blank ink.

*NOTE: You must provide a Social Security number if you been issued one.  If you do not have a Social Security number, please  .

Step 2:  Obtain one WHITE background color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; no eyeglasses.  See more information on photo requirements.

Step 3:  Include one photocopy (color or black and white) of the data page of your previous U.S. passport.

Step 4:  Name change documents (if applicable) (original + 1 photocopy)

If you would like to change the name on your new passport due to marriage, divorce, or court order, please include proof of your name change.  Documents must be original with English translation if applicable (ex. Marriage certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order)

Step 5:  Pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site.  After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you drop off at the U.S. Embassy in Dakar.

Step 6:  Once you have your completed packet, you can bring it to the Consular Entrance of the U.S. Embassy in Dakar any Monday through Thursday between 13:00 (1PM) to 15:00 (3pm) (excluding U.S. and Senegalese holidays). No appointment is necessary.

 Step 7:  Your new passport will be ready in approximately three weeks. You will be given an email notification when your passport is ready for pickup.