Passport and Citizenship
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR U.S. PASSPORT HOLDERS
September 13, 2015
As part of its continuing efforts to improve the security of U.S. passports, the Department of State will cease issuing supplemental visa pages on December 31, 2015. Beginning in 2016, all approved passport applicants will automatically be issued 52-page passport books. The change will allow the Department of State to address the security concerns related to supplemental visa pages, while still responding to the needs of frequent travelers. The new policy of issuing 52-page passport books both domestically and overseas will be instituted with no additional costs to passport applicants. U.S. passport holders who are running out of pages should renew their passports without delay. It can take two weeks or longer for a passport to be delivered. You can continue using a valid passport while you wait for the delivery of its replacement.
For additional information, see the Department of State’s explanation in the Federal Register https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/04/29/2015-09719/proposed-elimination-of-visa-page-insert-service-for-us-passport-book-holders
To apply for a new or renewal passport in Saudi Arabia, please visit the passport appointments pages for the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, and the U.S. Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah.
Passport Services for Adults and Minors
Appointments are required for routine passport services. Click here to make an appointment.
You are required to use the Passport Wizard to complete your application. Please bring your printed application to your interview. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. Making use of the Passport Wizard allows us to process passports more quickly, meaning they are returned to you earlier. Be advised that forms must be completed and printed prior to your appointment. If you do not bring the necessary completed form using the Passport Wizard, we reserve the right to ask you to reschedule your appointment.
At this time, all applicants must apply for a passport in person. Mail in options are only available in the United States.
The Consular Section receives passport applications and sends them electronically to the U.S. for processing. Most passports are returned from the U.S. within two weeks. To avoid delays, we ask that American citizens renew their passports in a timely manner, at least two or three months before the passport is due to expire.
First time application for a 10 year passport: $135 (513 SAR)
Passport application for a minor aged under 16: $105 (399 SAR)
Renewal of a 10 year passport: $110 (418 SAR)
Fees can be paid in cash with either U.S. dollars or Saudi Arabian
Riyals or by credit card. The Consular Section cannot accept checks.