Emergency Passport

The Embassy will only offer emergency passport services under the following conditions:

  • Your passport was lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated AND you have travel plans within the next two weeks;
  • Your request is due to a sudden, unexpected occurrence or relates to an unexpected event, such as a death in the family or a medical problem;
  • You are traveling within the next 5 days.

To schedule an emergency passport appointment, follow this link: https://gh.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/passport-renewals/.  If there are no appointments available prior to your travel date, please send an email to ACSAccra@state.gov.  In your email, please include proof of your travel itinerary

Processing Times

Same-day issuance is available for applications that are complete and straightforward. In some cases, however, we may be required to refer to the Department of State; therefore, some cases may take longer.

Application Procedures

You will need to bring the following items with you or your application will be delayed.

Please note: police reports are required to replace lost or stolen passports.

  • Current Passport (if you have it);
  • Passport Application Form is available using the online passport wizard. Be sure to answer all questions accurately as any mistakes may result in a delay.   Print one-sided pages only.** DO NOT SIGN.
  • Photo: two current U.S. standard size passport photograph for biometric passports.
  • Payment: cash (dollars or cedis) to pay the passport fee: $130 USD for adult passport renewals and $165 USD if your passport was lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated;

If applying for minors under age 16, please refer to this website page.

Replacing an Emergency Passport for a Full-Validity Passport

Within One Year of Issuance of the Emergency Passport applicant must submit:

  • The Form DS-5504, U.S. Passport Re-Application,
  • The Emergency passport for cancelation, and
  • Two new photographs.

No additional fees are required.