Replace an Emergency Passport

If you reside in the Dominican Republic and are returning there after your trip, please visit our website at to obtain information on how to apply for your replacement passport.  The Consular Section in Santo Domingo accepts passport applications by appointment only.  Make your appointment via our online booking system and receive an immediate confirmation.  The day of your appointment, you will need to submit all of the items numbered 1-5 below plus any of the items checked below.  Other documentation may be requested during the exchange process in order for you to receive a full-validity passport.

  1. A completed on line Form DS-5504, “U.S. Passport Re-Application Form.” Follow the instructions on this form.
  2. Two passport photographs that conform to the photograph criteria listed in the instructions on the Form DS-5504.
  3. This limited-validity passport and a copy.
  4. Copy of birth certificate (for ages 16 and under only).
  5. Receipt of payment of this limited validity passport.
  6. This letter.

If you reside in the United States:  You may replace your limited validity Passport for a full validity Passport by applying at your nearest Passport Agency, and presenting all the above mentioned documents.

The following documents will also be needed if checked:

__A photocopy of acceptable identity documentation, containing your signature and physical description, or photograph that is a good likeness of you, such as a valid driver’s license, a previously issued full-validity U.S. passport, certificate of naturalization, government (Federal, State, or municipal) employee identification card or pass.

__Acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship, such as a previously issued full-validity U.S. passport, certified birth certificate (if born in the United States), Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Note that these must be original documents, not photocopies.  If you have a question about what is acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship, you may visit the Department of State’s Web site at or contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778); TDD/TTY 1-888-874-7793.

Please note that if you wait until after longer than one year from the issuance date of your limited-validity passport to apply for a replacement passport, you will need to pay all passport fees in effect at that time for the new passport.  We strongly urge that you replace this passport as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the no-charge replacement program and to ensure that you have a full-validity passport in your possession.