Passports

For consular services, including passports, please click on Consular Navigator.

For information or to schedule an appointment, including for an emergency passport, please use the Consular Navigator link. The Navigator asks a series of questions to guide you to the appropriate information or instructions to submit your question by email. Please note all consular services are by appointment and the Navigator also guides you to applications and our appointment system.

If you have lost your passport or have urgent travel in 10 days or less, please click on the Consular Navigator to request an emergency passport appointment. Requests for emergency passport appointments are only accepted via the Consular Navigator, not by telephone or in person. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

The U.S. 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 appointment 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 U.S. 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:  Cellphones, smart phones, iPods and MP3 players, handheld gaming devices, smartwatches, wearable electronic fitness devices.

Personal appearances at the U.S. Embassy are by appointment only. 

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 by appointment only for an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Requests for emergency passport appointments are only accepted via the Consular Navigator, not by telephone and not in person. 

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
sli@police.is.  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 must apply for a new passport. Please use the Consular Navigator and request an emergency appointment. Requests for emergency passport appointments are only accepted via the Navigator, not by telephone and not in person.  

Before coming to the Embassy, you should:

  1. Complete but do not sign the DS-11 passport application via the online form filler. 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.  The $165 fee is payable by cash in U.S. Dollars, equivalent in ISK, or by credit card. Smartphone payments are not accepted.
  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 two 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 valid 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 Abroad).

  4. The emergency passport process can take anywhere between 1-2 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.