U.S. citizens will not be allowed to use their expired U.S. passport for direct return to the United States after June 30, 2022.

On May 24, 2021, as a result of COVID-19 delays, a measure was enacted permitting, under limited circumstances, the direct return of U.S. citizens overseas who had U.S. passports that expired on or after January 1, 2020.  This temporary measure was extended through June 30, 2022.  

Because the Department and the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo can now accommodate routine and emergency passport issuance to support U.S. citizens’ travel needs without excessive wait times, this measure will not be further extended.  Therefore, after June 30, 2022, U.S. citizens will no longer be allowed to use their expired U.S. passport to return to the United States. 

To renew your passport, schedule an appointment with us through our website: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/