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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Fees are payable in cash (U.S. dollars or Colombian pesos), by credit card or U.S. debit card at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota or at the Consular Agency in Barranquilla on the day of your appointment. Checks and Colombian debit cards are not accepted. 

Cardholders must be present, and we do not have ATMs on site.  

Please note that the above fees do not include the mandatory delivery fee of your passport or passport card. Delivery service may be paid with cash or by credit card to the DHL representative at the Embassy (next door to the Consular Agency) on the day of your appointment. 

Adult Applicants (16 Years and Older)

What are you applying for? Use Form Fee
First-time Adult Passport Book – age 16 and over applying for the first time (even if you’ve had passports as a minor) or when previous passport is not available to present to the consular officer DS-11 $165 USD
First-time Adult Passport Card DS-11 $65 USD
First-time Adult Passport Book & Card DS-11 $195 USD
Adult Passport Card – for applicants who currently have a valid passport book DS-82 $30 USD
Adult Passport Book Renewal DS-82 $130 USD
Adult Passport Card Renewal DS-82 $30 USD
Adult Passport Book & Card Renewal DS-82 $160 USD


Minor Applicants 

What are you applying for?  Use Form  Fee 
Minor Passport Book  DS-11  $135 USD 
Minor Passport Card  DS-11  $50 USD 
Minor Passport Book & Card  DS-11  $150 USD 


Additional Fees 

Service Fee
Photocopies $1 USD per page
File Search Fee – A file search is necessary when an applicant is unable to present evidence of U.S. citizenship or verification of a previously issued U.S. Passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Applicant must submit Form DS-11 and a written request for a file search. $150 USD


Appointments & Locations

We provide services for United States Citizens in Colombia from our offices in at the U.S. Embassy Bogota and U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla. 

U.S. Embassy Bogota 

American Citizens Services Entrance:  

Diagonal 24 Bis #48-50
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia 

The U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla 

Centro Empresarial las Americas 1,
Calle 77B No. 57-141, Suite 511
Barranquilla, Colombia 

You can use the Passport Wizard to determine which passport application form you must use. 

To submit a DS-82 for an adult passport appointment, please do so by mail 

To submit a DS-5504 to replace an emergency passport, please do so by mail 

To submit a DS-11 to the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, please make an appointment here 

To submit a DS-11 to the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla, please make an appointment here. 

Please arrive on time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will need to schedule a new appointment.

Please bring all required documents to your appointment. If you do not have all the required documents, you may need to schedule a new appointment. 

For an Emergency passport, see below.



Request an emergency passport: 

In cases of emergency the Office of American Citizens Services at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota or the U.S. Consular Agency in Barranquilla may issue an emergency (limited validity) passport valid up to a maximum of one year, at the Consular officer’s discretion. Every person that is requesting an emergency passport must do so in person regardless of if they are a minor or an adult.

Passport services are not available on weekends or holidays. 

Submitting your application at the Embassy in Bogota: To submit your application for a limited validity passport at the Embassy in Bogota, you can walk-in (no appointment needed) Monday to Friday, between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. In addition to all the required documents, please submit your itinerary as proof of your imminent travel.  

Download our emergency passport guide. 

Submitting your application at the Consular Agency in Barranquilla: To submit your application for a limited validity passport at the Consular Agency in Barranquilla, click here. The service hours and delivery times of the Consular Agency in Barranquilla vary from the Embassy in Bogota. In addition to all the required documents, please submit your itinerary as proof of your imminent travel. *** The Consular Agency does not accept walk-ins, you must make an appointment. All emergency passports are printed in Bogota. Delivery of emergency passports in Barranquilla takes 5-7 business days.*** 

Replace an emergency passport: 

To replace the emergency or limited passport in the U.S. please follow this link Replace a Limited Validity Passport (state.gov). 

If you are a resident of Colombia, you can replace the emergency passport by mail. 


Security Information

Every adult (age 16 or older) that visits the embassy should bring two forms of photo ID (passport, identity card, U.S. driver’s license). You must leave one ID with security personnel and the other ID you must present to the consul when you submit you application. The identification you present to the consul should be the U.S. passport, when possible. 

All U.S. Embassy/Consular Agency visitors and their personal belongings must pass through security screening before entering. The following items are strictly forbidden. We ask all our visitors to leave these items at home. None of these devices can be stored at the Embassy/Consular Agency.  

  • Electronic devices including: cell phones, computers, cameras, or CD/MP3 players, flash drives (USB); 
  • Luggage or big bags including: suitcases, backpacks, and briefcases;  
  • Food or drinks; 
  • Sealed mail, such as packages that have not yet been opened;  
  • Flammable materials or tobacco, such as lighters, matches, cigarettes, or cigars; 
  • Sharp objects, such as: scissors, knives, or nail files; and 
  • Weapons or explosives of any kind. 

This list is not all-inclusive, and security officials reserve the right to deny entry of items determined to be unsafe or a threat to security. 



Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s): 

Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor). 

Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person. 

The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance. 

It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance. 

Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer. 

Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions. 

To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly. 

The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation. 

No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question. 

Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question. Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application. 

During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications. 

Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews. 

Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place. 

Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration. 

Reasonable Accomodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately after scheduling your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions.  

Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to: 

  • 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. 

The waiting room and its restroom are wheelchair accessible. 

Please contact us at ACSBogota@state.gov for more information about the building’s accessibility, or to request reasonable accommodation.