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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

The most common U.S. passport fees are:

  • Renewal of adult passport – $130
  • Child’s passport (under 16 years old) – $135
  • First time adult passport – $165

Fees can vary depending on the situation (e.g. lost or stolen passport, name change, etc.).   Please review the Passport Fees page for a description of all passport related fees.  Payment can be made by cash (U.S. dollar, or kwacha equivalent, but no mixing of currencies) or credit card.

Appointments & Locations

The U.S. Embassy in Lusaka provides services to American citizens needing a new passport or passport card.  To make an appointment, please use our online appointment system.

For emergency passport services, please email us at ACSLusaka@state.gov or contact us during regular working hours.

Please follow these tips for a smooth passport experience at Embassy Lusaka.

For all passport applicants:

  • Complete (but do not sign) passport applications ahead of time – this considerably shortens your visit.
  • Pay special attention to passport photographs. We will ask you to get other photos if they don’t meet State Department requirements.
  • Please remember to fill in your social security number. This is required by law. If you do not have one please see our section on Social Security.
  • All passports will delivered to the Embassy for collection. However, please use a local Zambian address (home address, hotel, etc.) to complete Field #8 on the first page of either a DS-11 or DS-82.

For our minor passport applicants: Parents – please remember to bring your child’s/children’s original birth certificate when applying for a new or replacement passport.

For Consular Report of Birth applicants: Please complete (but do not sign) the application form (DS- 2029), ahead of time. This will ensure a minimum amount of waiting time for you and your baby.

Security Information

All visitors will be required to undergo security screening before entrance to attend their appointment. Please note the following:

Electronics prohibited: Please be advised that due to embassy security regulations, all electronics are prohibited. Please leave your cell phones, laptops, cameras, tablets, or any other device at home or in your vehicle. There are a limited number of small shelves to place your phones at the security entrance, but they will not be locked up. Laptops cannot and will not be stored at the embassy.

Large bags prohibited: We recommend you leave backpacks, bags, purses, etc. in your vehicle, or for a safer option, at home. There are no storage options at the security entrance for your bags.

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.