How To Obtain An Emergency Passport

If you need an emergency passport service, in case of a life or death emergency, then you will need to call and schedule an appointment. These types of life or death emergencies consist of serious illnesses, injuries or death in your immediate family that will require you to travel internationally within 72 hours (3 business days).

You will need to provide the same documents as if you were applying for a new passport in addition proof of the life or death emergency. Examples of proof of emergency are listed below:

  • Death certificate (translated)
  • A statement from a mortuary, or
  • A signed letter from a hospital or medical professional

If you need emergency passport services from within the United States then you can call 877-487-2778/888-874-7793 (TTY/TDD). The hours of operations are listed below, all times are eastern:

Days Times
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Except on Federal Holidays

If it is after business hours, then call 202-647-4000.

If you are outside the United States, then contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.