Passport Services

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


Tourist Passports: First-time and Renewal

All passport services at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti are by appointment only.

U.S. Passport appointments are available only* by writing to


Les rendez-vous du passeport americain sont seulement* disponibles par écrire à

*There is no need to request a separate appointment for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and/or passport application by email if a spouse or child is applying for an immigrant visa in Djibouti.  The US citizen parent should bring the additional child in need of the passport and/or CRBA to the scheduled immigrant visa appointment together with the family member applying for the immigrant visa.  The entire family will be allowed to enter the consular section in order to file any necessary paperwork simultaneously.

Consular staff visit Camp Lemonnier and are located at CJTF-HOA, Building 102, every Thursday from 0900 to 1000 to accept passport applications and answer questions. For any tourist passport, you must have the exact fee of 135 USD for a DS-11 or 110 USD for a DS-82. Tourist cards are an additional 30 USD. No change can be provided.

You will be informed by email when your passport is complete (2 weeks for tourist passports; 10-12 weeks for official passports). You can then pick up the passport from CJTF-HOA, Building 102, the Thursday following this e-mail.

Official Passports

Official Passports are not issued to every government employee – they are tied to a specific assignment and must be relinquished at the end of an assignment.  Additional documentation is required to demonstrate that your assignment requires an official passport including:

  • Copy of your APACS travel orders
  • A completed and signed (in blue ink) DD-1056 form by your unit commander or government supervisor
  • Passport application (DS-82 if you have an existing passport in your current possession; DS-11 for all others)