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U.S. Passport

Important Notice

Personal appearances at the U.S. Embassy, except for emergencies, are by appointment only. In the step-by-step instruction for each service on the left you will find a link to our appointment system. Please do not email the Embassy to request an appointment – you are able to make your appointment on-line yourself through this website.

Passport Application Procedures

You may apply to renew your U.S. passport at any time. If your passport has expired or is about to expire, we strongly recommend that you take action now to renew your passport. Apart from the inconvenience you may incur in having to apply for a passport at short notice in the event of an emergency, every U.S. citizen abroad should have valid proof of his or her citizenship at all times.

Entering and Departing the U.S.

According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), U.S. citizens must enter and leave the U.S. on a U.S. passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding both Icelandic and American citizenships and passports must enter and leave the U.S. on a U.S. passport. They may not enter/leave the U.S. on an Icelandic passport. This applies to children as well as adults.