Emergency Passports

If you are traveling within 15 working days, and you can provide proof of this travel in the form of a paid travel itinerary, you may apply for an emergency limited-validity passport. This passport cannot be extended.  Same-day issuance is usually available for applications that are complete and straightforward.  In some cases, however, we may be required to refer to the Department of State; therefore, some cases may take longer.  Emergency passport applications must be made in person by the applicant and require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the ACS section at 599-9-461-3066.

When your emergency travel has been completed, your next course of action will depend on where you live. If you live in the Dutch Caribbean, you can submit your application for a full-validity passport to the consulate.  If you live outside the Dutch Caribbean, you can submit your application for a full-validity passport to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you reside, or if in the United States, your local Passport Agency. There will be no additional cost as long as the emergency passport is still valid and is presented for cancellation.  If the emergency passport expires or is lost, passport application fees must be paid again.