The United States Embassy in Dhaka is currently providing limited in-person services to U.S. citizens. Limited appointment slots are now available online. Please note that appointment availability is reduced to ensure the safety of our customer through proper social distancing. If you have an immediate need to travel, or another urgent circumstance, please email DhakaACS@state.gov and explain the nature of your emergency to request an emergency passport appointment.
Follow the instructions provided in the links below to submit your passport application.
Renew a Passport
Passport Processing Time
Regular passports are printed in the United States and take approximately 10-14 working days. Please consider this timeline when renewing or applying for passports. You will receive an automated email when your passport is ready.
Important Notice from the IRS for Passport Applicants
The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka encourages all passport applicants to read the advisory on their passport applications about the requirement to provide Social Security Numbers on all applications for U.S. passports. This requirement, under Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code, makes the failure to provide a valid Social Security Number when applying for a U.S. passport or for the renewal of a U.S. passport an offense punishable by a $500 fine. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) points out that a U.S. citizen, if their income is over a certain threshold, has an obligation to file a U.S. tax return, and in order to file that return a Social Security Number is required. American citizens without a valid Social Security Number should see the Federal Benefits section of the ACS website for information on how to apply for a Social Security Number.
No Objection to Travel Letter
For visa issuance, some countries such as Saudi Arabia may request a letter from the Embassy stating the U.S. government has no objection to your travel. The U.S. government does not issue these types of letters – your passport is proof that the U.S. government does not object to your travel. However, a general letter explaining this for those who may need it. If advisable, please download the letter and print it as needed for your visa application.
You may click here (PDF 200 KB) to download the letter.