The Department of State provides a step-by-step process on the correct applications and documents to prepare. The website will even allow you to fill in the application online to print and bring with you. These instructions are also available in Spanish.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Minor children have other additional requirements that you should familiarize yourself with.
It is your responsibility to provide copies of all documents presented, including copies of the passport you may be renewing.
If you do not come with all of the above mentioned requirements ready at the time you enter the U.S. Consulate you may be requested to re-schedule your appointment for a later date.
It is important to come to your appointment with all applications and documents already filled out (but not signed). Please plan to arrive to the front gate 15 minutes before your appointment time to ensure you are through the security line in time. Do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. If you arrive more than 15 late to your scheduled appointment, you may be asked to schedule an appointment for another day.
Interviews are conducted in English and Spanish. An applicant must bring an interpreter if he or she does not speak English or Spanish well enough to participate unassisted in the visa interview.
Much of the waiting area is outside. Dress appropriately for the interview and for the weather.
At each window and during the interview, it is important you answer each question honestly and provide as much information as you can. If you do not provide honest answers, your visa may be denied. Do not attempt to conceal or give inaccurate information.
When paying in person, you must bring cash (US Dollars or Curacao Guilders) or credit card to pay the appropriate fees .
For information on payments for mail-in adult passport renewals, please see https://cw.usconsulate.gov/renewal-of-adult-u-s-passports-by-mail/ for more information.
You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Consulate with any of the following: phones, electronics, food, liquids, weapons, sharp objects, luggage, bags, or purses. Only application-related papers carried by hand will be permitted. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff. There is no facility at the U.S. Consulate to store personal items.
To enter the Consulate, all persons must go through an airport-security type of screening. The Consulate does not provide lockers or storage bins for personal items. Any person refusing to comply with all security screening procedures will be denied entry to the Consulate.
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.
Applicants may bring one person to help if they are elderly or disabled. If you have a medical or other condition requiring a wheelchair or special accommodation, please alert the guards to your needs as you enter the building.