This page provides information on applying for a passport for the first time and renewing an expired passport. It also provides information on what to do if you need an emergency passport or if your passport is lost, stolen, damaged or mutilated, as well as details about fees, forms, and average passport processing times.
All non-emergency passport applications require an online appointment. In medical or travel emergencies (e.g. death of a loved one), a U.S. citizen may call, send an email or come to the Embassy during working hours. See below for more details on emergency passports. Please print your appointment confirmation page and bring it with you on the day of your appointment.
Average Processing Times
First-time passport applications and passport renewals generally take 7 to 10 business days. Emergency passport applications are processed within 24 hours. However, please note that certain governments may not admit entry to holders of emergency passports. If you intend to enter another country in route to the United States, then you are advised to apply for a regular passport and delay your travel until you have received the passport.
Hours of Operation
The Consular Section is open for emergency services Monday-Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00 and on Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00. U.S. citizens must make an appointment for all routine passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services. For all non-routine services, citizens may send an email to email@example.com. The section is closed on U.S. and Togolese public holidays.
The documents listed below are required for all U.S. passport applications:
In-person application (i.e. the applicant must be present at the Embassy).
Appropriate passport application form:
- DS-82(PDF 81 KB) for adults who are renewing their passport or requesting an emergency passport.
- DS-11(PDF 100 KB) for minors or first-time passport applicants after the age of 16.
- Applicants whose previous passport book/card has been lost, stolen or damaged must submit the DS-11(PDF 100 KB) and the DS-64
- Current or expired U.S. passport or other proof of identity/U.S. citizenship.
- Two passport photos (5 cm x 5 cm or 2 in x 2 in) with a white background and without eyeglasses
- Appropriate Fees. The Consular Section accepts cash in U.S. dollars or FCFA and payment with U.S. credit cards
Apply for a Passport
Apply for a Second Passport
Apply for a Second Passport
It is the Department of State’s general policy that no person should be in possession of more than one valid U.S. passport at a time. There are, however, a small number of cases, involving circumstances outside the control of the passport bearer, in which the issuance of a second passport may be appropriate.
For example, due to restrictive entry policies, or when the passport needed for current travel purposes is unavailable due to prolonged visa processing delays and neither a change of itinerary nor cancellation of the current passport coupled with issuance of a new passport is possible or practicable. In a case such as this, a second passport may be issued to the applicant.
The application must be accompanied with a written statement indicating the reason for a second passport. The second passport will be limited in time of validity and/or geographic area, allowing travel for the proposed specific itinerary. You will be requested to complete this statement (PDF 127 KB) and submit it with your application.
Fees for second passports are the same as regular passports, and the rest of your application should follow all of the instructions for the type of passport service you are requesting.
Passport Application Status Check
Payment of Fees at the Embassy
|Adult Passport Renewal||$130.00|
|Adult First Application after 16 or Renewing Lost, Stolen or Damaged passport)||$165.00|
|Minor Passport (Under Age 16)||$135.00|
|Consular Report of Birth Abroad||$100.00|
|Notarial (per officer’s signature/stamp)||$50.00|
|Authentication (per officer’s signature/stamp)||$50.00|
We accept cash in either U.S. dollars or CFA and U.S. credit card. The exchange rate is currently USD 1 = F CFA 700.
NOTE: Each fee is rounded UP to the nearest 100 FCFA. We do not accept U.S. dollar bills that were issued before 1997 or U.S. dollar bills that bear additional markings.
Third-Party Attendance at Passport Interviews
Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):
- Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
- Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
- The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
- It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
- Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
- Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
- To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
- The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
- No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
- Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
- During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
- Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
- Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.
Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.