Personal appearances at the U.S. Embassy are by appointment only. In the step-by-step instruction for each service on the right you will find a link to our appointment system. Please do not email the Embassy to request an appointment – you are able to make your appointment on-line yourself through this website.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until June 30th, 2022.  See this page for more information.


The US Embassy does not permit laptops, tablets or large electrical/electronic devices to be brought into the consular waiting room.  Please do not bring your electronic devices to your visa interview or any other appointment you have with the Consular Section.  The Embassy provides no storage for your electronic devices and customers coming to their appointment with a prohibited item(s) will not be permitted to enter the Embassy. It is not allowed to bring backpacks into the US Embassy.

 The following small personal electronic devices may be brought into the consular waiting room, so long as they comply with all other Embassy procedural security requirements:


Smart phones

iPods and MP3 players

Handheld gaming devices


Wearable electronic fitness devices


U.S. citizens who have lost their U.S. passport or for whatever other reason are not in possession of a U.S. passport and who have an urgent need to travel can apply for an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Before applying for an emergency passport, first check with the hotels, guest houses, or other places where you have stayed in Iceland to see if they have your passport.  Likewise, check with tour and bus companies you have used, as they may be in possession of your passport.  If you believe you may have lost your passport at the Keflavik Airport you can email the Keflavik Airport Police´s Lost and Found Department

The Keflavik Airport Police´s Lost and Found Department is open Monday – Friday from 08:30 to 12:30.

If you are not able to recover your lost passport, you will need to apply for a new passport. Please send us an email as soon as possible at and request an emergency appointment.

Before coming to the Embassy, you should:

  1. Complete but do not sign the DS-11 passport application. You also need to complete the DS-64 Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport. These forms have to be printed out and brought to the appointment.
  2. Secure a passport style photo. A photo booth is located on the ground floor in Kringlan Shopping mall in front of the reception desk and there is also a photo booth on the first floor in Smaralind mall. The photo booth offers three sizes of photos – be sure to select the option of 2 photos size 5×5 cm or what’s called the visa option.  You cannot wear glasses. Do not use the ” passport size photo ” option, as it is only for Icelandic passports.
  3. Present Proof of Identity and Citizenship. You need to present government issued ID and proof of U.S. citizenship if in your possession. Proof of identity should include your photo, such as a driver’s license. Proof of citizenship could be your original U.S. birth certificate (or Consular Report of Birth).

  4. Applications for emergency passport appointments are only accepted via email. 

  5. The emergency passport process can take anywhere between 1-3 days. As soon as it is ready, we will contact you.

    Please consider this when arranging for your return flight to the United States. Travel time to Keflavik International Airport from the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik is approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour.