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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.

The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.

For questions, please contact us at MaputoUSCitizens@state.gov.

Passport Fees

Information related to passport fees can be found on the Department of State’s travel.state.gov website.

Appointments & Locations

The Consular section in Maputo, is located at: Avenida Marginal, 5467, Maputo, Mozambique.

Currently the processing time for most regular passports is seven to ten business days.  Passport applications must be submitted by appointment only.

Applicants under 16 years of age must appear in person at the Embassy with both parents.

For minor passport applications, please also bring the child’s official original unabridged birth certificate as well. Minor applicants who may have changed drastically in physical appearance are advised to bring photos showing the child in the years since the previous passport.

You must appear personally at the Embassy if you:

  • Are renewing a passport
  • Are applying for your first passport
  • Are replacing a lost or stolen passport
  • Your last passport was issued before you were 16 years old
  • It has been more than 15 years since your last passport was issued
  • You are applying for an emergency passport (for immediate travel)
  • You are applying for a child under the age of 16.
  • Are replacing a damaged passport (follow same procedures as Applying for a Passport. Note please bring your damaged Passport in with your supporting documents).

If you are coming to the Embassy to apply for a passport and do not fit any of the criteria above you may use the DS-82 passport application.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.