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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.

American Citizen Services Fees:

 

Notary Services:

$ 50.00 USD per notary signature

Passport ADULT RENEWAL – (you must hold a 10-year validity passport):

$ 130.00 USD

Passport ADULT FIRST TIME – 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:

$ 165.00 USD

Passport (CHILD, 15 years old or younger):

$ 135.00 USD
Consular Report of Birth Abroad

$ 100.00 USD

Passport Card adult (16 years old or older)

$ 30.00 USD
Passport Card minor (15 years old or younger)

$ 15.00 USD

Emergency passport (fees are the same as above)

Fees depend on the applicant’s age and

possession of their most recent passport.

 See Above.

 

These fees do not include the mandatory delivery fee of your passport, CRBA or passport card.

*** Delivery service is mandatory for passports and U.S. documents. Effective June 1, 2020– You will have to pay with cash or with credit card to the DHL representative in our office on the day of your appointment- delivery fees are subject to change depending on delivery location.

Appointments & Locations

We provide services for United States Citizens in Colombia from our offices in Bogota and Barranquilla.

U.S. Embassy Bogota

(+57) 601-275-2000
Carrera 45 No. 24B-27
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 if which passport application form you must use.
If you are submitting a DS-82 for an adult passport appointment or a DS-5504 to replace an emergency passport, please do so by mail.  Instructions are here.
If you are submitting a DS-11,  please make an appointment.
If you have not find the information you are looking for in the webpage and want to make a report or have a case already with us, click here.

 

Request an emergency passport:

In cases of emergency (if your trip is within 10 business days) the Office of American Citizens Services at the Embassy in Bogota or the Consular Agency in Barranquilla may issue an emergency passport valid from 90 days 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. 

Submitting your application at the Embassy in Bogota: To submit your application for a limited passport at the Embassy in Bogota, you can walk-in (no appointment needed) Monday to Friday, between 7:15 and 10:30 a.m. In addition to all the requirements, you must submit your itinerary as proof of your imminent travel.

Submitting your application at the Consular Agency in Barranquilla: To submit your application for a limited 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 requirements, you must submit your itinerary as proof of your imminent travel.   *** Our Barranquilla office does not accept walk-ins, you must make an appointment – Emergency passports are not ready the same day in Barranquilla, delivery of Emergency passports takes 5 business days***

 

Security Information

Due to security procedures and space limitations, U.S. consular sections do not permit interested parties such as friends, relatives, attorneys, or business contacts to attend the visa interview with the applicant.  Only the applicant (and a guardian, if the applicant is unable to care for him- or herself) may attend a visa interview.

All U.S. Embassy visitors and their personal belongings must pass through security screening before entering the building.  For reasons of safety and security, the following items are strictly forbidden inside the embassy. We ask all our visitors to leave these items at home. None of these devices can be stored at the Embassy. We do not recommend any services outside the embassy for storing your items.

  • Electronic devices including: computers, cameras, or CD/MP3 players, flash drives (USB). Entry of cell phones is normally, but not always, allowed and they must be turned off while within the Embassy;
  • Food or drinks;
  • 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.

Reasonable Accomodation

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.

Please contact us at ACSBogota@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.