Adult Renewals

Appearances at the U.S. Embassy is by appointment only.


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

Wearable electronic fitness devices

Handheld gaming devices


 Items Required for an Adult Renewal

1.  Passport Application

Simple Renewal:  To qualify for simple renewal, you must have reached the age of 16, be in possession of your most recently issued passport and that passport must have been issued within the past 15 years.  To complete a simple renewal, please print and complete Form DS-82. This form can be downloaded from the Department of State’s website.

If you are not in possession of your most recent passport, or if your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago, please print and complete Form DS-11.  This form can be downloaded here Do not sign the application.  The application must be signed in front of the Consular Officer at the time of your appointment.

2. Photograph

You must submit one photograph, taken within the last six months on a white background and that measures 5cm by 5cm. Please note that most mall photo booths can take these necessary pictures here in Iceland.  If your photo does not meet the requirements, your case will be delayed until you are able to provide a correct photo. Please note that photo booths in Iceland have a ” passport photo ” option that´s too small for US Passports. Please follow the instructions above. Click here for more information on photo requirements.

3. Fee

The fee for simple renewal of an adult U.S. passport is $130. Payment for adult renewals can be made by credit card or cash (ISK or dollars).

The fee to renew your passport if you cannot present your most recently issued passport, if you are applying for a first time adult passport or if you are renewing a passport that was issued more than 15 years ago, is $165.  Payment can be made by credit card or cash (ISK or dollars). We do not accept payment by smartphone or smartwatches.

4. Your previous Passport

For simple renewal, you must submit your previous passport with your application.  We will return it to you along with your new passport.

If you are no longer in possession of your previous passport, you must also complete the Form DS-64 and submit this form together with your Form DS-11 passport application.

Once you have all of the documents listed above to apply for your passport, you are ready to make an appointment. To make your visit to the Embassy as smooth as possible, please have all of your forms completed and printed when you come to the Embassy.

To book an appointment please click Book an Appointment

Processing Time and Delivery

Your passport is usually ready three weeks after you apply.  The passport will have to be picked up by the applicant once it arrives at the Embassy.