PASSPORTS

PASSPORT RENEWAL/REPLACEMENT

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

PASSPORTS FOR MINORS

LOST/STOLEN PASSPORTS

FIRST-TIME PASSPORT APPLICANTS WHO WERE BORN IN THE U.S.

ADDITIONAL VISA PAGES IN PASSPORTS

ON-LINE PASSPORT FORMS


PASSPORT RENEWAL/REPLACEMENT

Our regulations do not permit us to extend the validity of an existing passport, but when a passport expires, an American citizen can apply for a new one. American citizens must apply in person for passport renewal, unless the applicant qualifies to use Passport Application Form DS-82.  Passport services are available Saturday through Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Note 1: Effective April 8, 2002, U.S. embassies and consulates overseas will no longer issue US passports abroad, except in emergency cases. Applications are accepted and forwarded to the United States for completion. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports. 

Note 2: After accepting the passport application, the passport will be returned to the applicant and the application will be forwarded to the United States where the new passport will be issued. After the new passport is prepared it will be sent to our office. The applicant or a person he or she authorizes should then visit our office with identification, the letter of authority, the applicant's passport and the fee receipt, so that we can cancel the old passport and hand over the new passport.

Note 3: This process takes a minimum of 21 days.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  1. A current or expired U.S. passport (if you have lost your passport, see the Lost or Stolen Passports section below)
  2. Two (2) identical photographs taken within the last six months

    Photograph dimensions

    Photographs must be taken within the last 6 months and measure 50 mm by 50 mm in size.  Pictures must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat or dark glasses, and printed on thin paper with a plain light (white or off-white) background. The photos may be in color or black and white.  Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services.
  3. Identification for applicants

    Sometimes applicants look different from the photograph in the passport. We therefore recommend that applicants bring in an identification card and photographs of themselves taken over a period of several years in order to demonstrate how the physical appearance has changed
  4. Properly completed DS-11 or DS-82 form (blue or black ink only)
  5. Proper fees in cash (U.S. Dollars or Rials Omani; Exchange rate is One dollar equals 0.400 Baisas)

    First-time application, 16 years old and over: $85.00 or R.O. 34.000

    First-time application, under 16 years old: $70.00 or R.O. 28.000

    Replacement of lost passport, 16 years old and over: $85.00 or R.O. 34.000

    Replacement of lost passport, under 16: $70.00 or R.O. 28.000

    Passport renewal, under 16: $70.00 or R.O. 28.000

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PASSPORT RENEWAL

To apply for a renewal of your passport, you must meet ALL the following conditions:

  1. You must present your most recent U.S. passport with the application;
  2. You must have been issued a U.S. passport in your own name within the past 15 years;
  3. You were at least 16 years of age when your most recent U.S. Passport was issued;
  4. The passport has not been damaged or altered in any way;
  5. You must complete form DS-82, which does not require an in-person oath, (instead of the DS-11 which does;)
  1. Two (2) identical photographs taken within the last six months:

    Photograph dimensions

    Photographs must be taken within the last 6 months and measure 50 mm by 50 mm in size.  Pictures must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat or dark glasses, and printed on thin paper with a plain light (white or off-white) background. The photos may be in color or black and white.  Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services.

If you cannot satisfy all these requirements, or if your original passport appears to have been tampered with, we are likely to request that you appear personally at the consular section.

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PASSPORTS FOR MINORS

In order for us to process a passport for a minor, we will need:

  1. A current or expired U.S. Passport (if you have lost your passport, see the Lost or Stolen Passports section below)
  2. A minor less than 14 years of age should come to the Consulate with parents or legal guardians. The parents or legal guardians must bring their passports. If the parents or legal guardians have not accompanied the child, the person in loco parentis must present his/her passport and a notarized statement from the parents or legal guardians authorizing the person to make the application. The statement should include the child's complete name, date and place of birth. A sample statement is available at the consular section.
  • If one parent or legal guardian accompanies the child under 14 years of age, a letter of consent to make the application from the other parent or legal guardian should also be presented. The letter of consent should include the child's complete name, date and place of birth. A sample letter of consent is available at the consular section.
  • If one parent or legal guardian has been granted custody of a child under 14, evidence of this should also be submitted.
  • For applicants under 14 years of age, the child's long form version of the birth certificate or consular report of birth abroad or a document confirming parentage and/or guardianship. The document must provide proof of the relationship between the child and his/her parents or legal guardians.
  1. Two (2) identical photographs taken within the last six months

Photograph dimensions

Photographs must be taken within the last 6 months and measure 50 mm by 50 mm in size.  Pictures must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat or dark glasses, and printed on thin paper with a plain light (white or off-white) background. The photos may be in color or black and white.  Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services.

  1. Properly completed DS-11 form (blue or black ink only)
  2. Proper fees in cash (U.S. dollars or Rials Omani)
  • First-time application, under 16 years old: $70.00
  • Replacement of lost passport, under 16: $70.00
  • Passport renewal, under 16: $70.00
  1. Given that the physical appearance of children can change dramatically over short periods of time, we request photos of the child taken over a period of several years in order to demonstrate how the child's physical appearance has changed The consular officer might require such photographs, if not convinced that the child applying for a passport is the same one in the original passport photograph.

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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORTS

  1. Anyone whose previous passport was lost or stolen must apply in person.
  2. To qualify for a replacement passport, you must provide evidence of your citizenship and identity. Examples of acceptable proof of identity or citizenship include:
  • An original expired U.S. Passport
  • An original U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • An original U.S. driver's license (proof of identity only)
  • An original U.S. birth certificate (proof of citizenship only)
  • An officer may consider any other evidence of citizenship or identity that the applicant might provide, but can issue a new passport only if convinced of the applicant's identity and U.S. citizenship.
  1. Statement of Inability to Present a Previously Issued Passport (form DS-64, available at our office), certificate of passport loss filed with the Royal Oman Police in Oman. If the person who lost the passport is a minor under 14 years of age, the minor must come to the Embassy with parents or legal guardians. The parents or legal guardians must bring their passports. If the parents or legal guardians have not accompanied the child, then the person in loco parentis must present his/her passport and a notarized statement from the parents or legal guardians authorizing the person to make the application. (Also see Passports for Minors above).
  2. Two (2) identical photographs taken within the last six months.

Photograph dimensions

Photographs must be taken within the last 6 months and measure 50 mm by 50 mm in size.  Pictures must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat or dark glasses, and printed on thin paper with a plain light (white or off-white) background. The photos may be in color or black and white.  Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services.

  1. Properly completed DS-11 form (blue or black ink only)
  2. Proper fees in cash (U.S. dollars or Rials Omani equivalent;
  • Replacement of lost passport, 16 years old and over: $85.00
  • Replacement of lost passport, under 16: $70.00

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FIRST-TIME PASSPORT APPLICANTS WHO WERE BORN IN THE U.S.

  1. Original U.S. birth certificate
  2. The passport you used to travel to Oman for the first time, e.g., the parent's passport where child was included as a dependent
  3. A minor less than 14 years of age should come to the consular section with parents or legal guardians. The parents or legal guardians must bring their passports. If the parents or legal guardians have not accompanied the child, the person in loco parentis must present his/her passport and a notarized statement from the parents or legal guardians authorizing the person to make the application. The statement should include the child's complete name, date and place of birth. A sample statement is available at our office.
  • If one parent or legal guardian accompanies the child under 14 years of age, a letter of consent to make the application from the other parent or legal guardian should also be presented. The letter of consent should include the child's complete name, date and place of birth. A sample letter of consent is available at the consular section.
  • If one parent or legal guardian has been granted custody of a child under 14, evidence of this should also be submitted.
  • For applicants under 14 years of age, the child's original long form version of the birth certificate or consular report of birth abroad or a document confirming parentage and/or guardianship. The document must provide proof of the relationship between the child and his/her parents or legal guardians.
  1. Two (2) identical photographs taken within the last six months.

Photograph dimensions

Photographs must be taken within the last 6 months and measure 50 mm by 50 mm in size.  Pictures must be clear, front view, full face, taken in normal street attire without a hat or dark glasses, and printed on thin paper with a plain light (white or off-white) background. The photos may be in color or black and white.  Digitized photos must meet the previously stated qualifications and will be accepted for use at the discretion of Passport Services.
 


5.  Properly completed DS-11 form (blue or black ink only)

6.  Proper fees in cash (U.S. dollars or Rials Omani equivalent;

  • First-time application, 16 years old and over: $85.00
  • First-time application, under 16 years old: $70.00
  1. Given that the physical appearance of children can change dramatically over short periods of time, we request photos of the child taken over a period of several years in order to demonstrate how the child's physical appearance has changed. The consular officer might require such photographs, if not convinced that the child applying for a passport is the same one in the original passport photograph.

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ADDITIONAL VISA PAGES IN PASSPORTS

Additional visa pages can be added in passports. Form DS-19 should be completed and forwarded to our office with the passport. There is no charge for this service.

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ON-LINE PASSPORTS FORMS

You can download passport forms from the following Department of State web site: Passport Forms. In order to use these downloaded forms to apply for a passport, the printed forms must adhere to the following specifications:

  • The forms must be clear and sharp; applications that are blurred or illegible will not be accepted
  • The forms must be printed in black print on white paper

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