Welcome to the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh. Our section provides various passport services for U.S. citizens residing and visiting Bangladesh. Below are pages for specific passport services we provide. Select the appropriate service for yourself, follow the instructions mentioned in the page and proceed with your passport application.
Note that we do not provide walk-in services. You should schedule an appointment online. Don’t forget to bring the required forms, documents and fees with you. Also, go through this page to know what not to bring to the Embassy when you visit.
If you need an expedited appointment for emergency travel, book a tentative appointment from the slots available on our website, then send us an email at DhakaACS@state.gov. In the email, please explain the nature of your urgency and note your preferred appointment date. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
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.