Ask the Consul – Limited U.S. Citizen Passport, CRBA, and Notarial Services available

Please note the Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa units remain closed for all routine visa services.

The American Citizen Services Unit is currently providing limited in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Adult passport renewal applications may now be submitted by mail through DOMEX with full instructions on our Renew by Mail Page.   Replacement emergency passports can also be submitted by mail through the instructions on our Replace an Emergency Passport Page.  Passport processing is about four weeks so plan early!

Limited appointments are available for passport holders under the age of 18 who are not eligible to renew by mail.  To renew a passport for a child under the age of 18, you can make an appointment online following the guidance on the Children Passport Renewal Page.  

The Punta Cana Consular Agency will reopen on October 5, 2020 for limited services by appointment only.   To request an appointment for a passport that cannot be renewed by mail, please email

U.S. citizens who have an emergency and need to return to the U.S. immediately, should contact the Embassy at to request an emergency passport appointment.  

Notarial Services:

Notarial services are by appointment only and must be done through the online appointment system.

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA):

For parents who wish to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) due to immediate travel plans, please visit the CRBA website to follow the instructions on how to submit all of your documents and request an appointment. 

As always, if you need emergency assistance, contact us through email at or 809-567-7775.