Citizens can complete their applications online, print a copy and bring it to the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy Lisbon or the Consulate in Ponta Delgada for faster processing. The Passport Application Wizard provides step-by-step instructions for completing the appropriate form, estimating payment and printing.
After completing the passport application online, please be sure you have all required documentation before making an appointment with the American Citizen Services Unit. You NEED to schedule an appointment to submit applications. You may schedule your appointment in Lisbon or in Ponta Delgada. If you are renewing your passport, be sure to check the requirements because you may be able to renew by mail without having to visit the Embassy or the Consulate.
All passport services, except for additional pages, will require one 5cm x 5cm (2in x 2in) photo on a white background. There is a photo booth at the Embassy that will generate two photos for 5 euros.
We accept payment in the form of cash, credit card or Portuguese postal money order. We do not accept personal checks or Multibanco cards. Current information about our consular fees.
Except in emergencies, U.S. passports are produced at facilities within the United States. It generally takes about three weeks from the time you apply at the American Citizen Services Unit to the time you receive your passport. We can send your passport to you by mail in Portugal; however, you need to provide a registered pre-paid red envelope for 100g. You can find them in any Portuguese post office.