Minor Applicants and First-Time Applicants

You must apply in Person if:

  1. You are applying for your first U.S. passport, or;
  2. You are under age 16, or;
  3. Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16, or;
  4. Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged, or;
  5. Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago.

Applying for a Passport in Person

The U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik accepts applications for minor and first time passport applications by appointment. The link for making an appointment is at the bottom of this page, but before you make an appointment, please read through the information below.

The documents required to apply for a passport are:

  1. DS-11 Application for a U.S. Passport. Please complete the form online, then print it out.
  2. One photograph, 2×2 inches (5×5 cm) taken within the last 6 months.  The picture must be in color on a plain white background. For more information on photo requirements, as well as a photo wizard which can show you how to take your own photos, click here.  Please note that photo booths in Iceland have a “passport photo” option that is too small for U.S. Passports. Please follow the instructions above.
  3. Original U.S. birth certificate.  For individuals born outside the United States, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad is required.
  4. Most recently issued passport (if applicable).  If your most recent passport is unavailable due to loss, theft, or damage, form DS 64 – Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport – must be completed and submitted with the application.
  5. When applying on behalf of a minor child, each parent must present a physical valid ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.). Electronic ID´s are not accepted.
  6. Fee: $135 for minors (age 15 and younger); $165 for all other applicants.  Fees are payable in U.S. dollars or the Icelandic kronur equivalent.  The Embassy only accepts cash and credit card payments.  We are unable to accept payment by debit card, personal check, or smartphone.
  7. Envelope and mailing label from Pósturinn for delivery. You must bring an envelope and a registration sticker from Pósturinn for direct delivery of the passport. Applicants no longer pick up the passport at the embassy. 

Special Requirements for Minor Applicants (age 15 and younger)

In addition to the above requirements, the following guidelines apply if you are applying for a U.S. passport for a child, age 15 or younger.

  1. Both parents, as listed on the child’s birth certificate, must appear in person to sign the application in front of the Consular Officer.  If one parent is unable to appear in person a notarized letter or a notarized form DS-3053 (PDF 41 KB) – Statement of Consent for a Passport to a Minor Child – must be submitted with the application.
  2. The child must appear in person at the appointment.
  3. Valid government-issued identification for both parents is required (such as a passport or driver’s license). Electronic ID´s are not accepted.
  4. Original Death Certificate:  Applicable only if a parent listed on the child’s birth certificate has died.
  5. Original court documents demonstrating sole custody of the child: Applicable only if one parent is applying on behalf of the child and that parent has legal, sole custody.

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 bring your completed and printed forms with you to your appointment.

To book an appointment, please review the requirements, then click here

Delivery Time and Envelope and Mailing Label from Pósturinn

The passport is typically ready within three weeks.  You must bring an envelope and a registration sticker from Pósturinn for direct delivery of the passport. Applicants no longer pick up the passport at the embassy. 


If your questions are not addressed here, please contact us by email at reykjavikconsular@state.gov.