Passport application at the consulate in San Francisco


Consular Assistance for a passport application at the Consulat in San Francisco. The consular department of the Consulate of your homecountry in San Francisco offers consular assistance to it's citizens who need to apply for a new passport or emergency travel document. In some cases the Consulate will redirect you to the Embassy of your homecountry in Washington to apply for a new passport.

Only the Consulate or the Embassy of your homecountry in San Francisco can assist you with your passport application while your are in San Francisco. The consular department of the Consulate of your homecountry provides the passport application form and can inform you on the procedures to submit an application for a new passport or emergency travel document in San Francisco or Washington.

You can renew your passport by filling an application form at the consular office of your Consulate in San Francisco or the Embassy in Washington. When there is no Consulate of your homecountry located in San Francisco you can contact a Consulate of your homecountry in a nearby state or contact the Embassy in Washington either by e-mail or telephone.

Always contact your Consulate in San Francisco by telephone or e-mail before you apply for a new passport. In many cases you need first to make an appointment with your Consulate or you might need to contact your Embassy in Washington.
Always visit the official website of your Consulate in San Francisco to read about the procedures for applying for a new passport. Some countries have strict passport picture requirements and at many consulates and embassies your fingerprints must be saved and therefore a personal appearance could be necessary. You can find all the information on the official website of your Consulate in San Francisco.

Foreigners in San Francisco can apply for a new passport at the Consulate or Embassy of their homecountry.

A passport is issued by a the national government of your homecountry.

A passport certifies the nationality and identity of the holder of the passport for international travel. In a passport the information about the passport holder include name, gender, date of birth, and place of birth.

A passport does not give the passport holder automatic entry into another country.

A passport entitles the passport holder to return to the country that issued the holders passport.

Most common types of passports that you can apply for at your Embassy

- Ordinary passport
This passport is issued to the citizens of the country that issued the passport or to other nationals that by law are entitled to a passport of siad countryt. The ordinary passport is the type of passport that is the most-issued worldwide. It is in certain countries sometimes possible to have your children registered within your ordinary passport as being the parent, rendering it functionally the same as a family passport.
 
- Official passport
This type of passport is Issued to employees of the government in relation to work-related travel.
 
Diplomatic passport
This passport is issued to government officials and diplomats for work-related international travel. This passport is often also issued to the accompanying dependents.
 
- Emergency passport (temporary passport)
When your passport is lost or stolen and when there is not enough time to obtain a passport replacement the embassy will issue you a temporary Emergency passport.

Immigration and passports

Immigration officials often stamp exit and entry stamps in your passport. Such stamps can serve different purposes according to the laws of the country you are travelling through.

More Information

For all specific information on what the Consulate of in can do for you, for example passport or visa matters, please inquire the consulate by contacting them directly by email or telephone call.


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