The U.S. Embassy in Brussels has resumed some regular appointments for passport and citizenship services that require an in-person appearance. Please be aware that appointment availability is limited.
Most passport renewals for adults do not require an in-person appearance. Embassy Brussels is still accepting routine adult passport renewal applications by mail for all citizens in Belgium.
Routine U.S. Citizen Services are available by appointment only. Please note that the Embassy is closed on Belgian and American holidays.
Many countries have passport validity requirements for entry. Before traveling we recommend you visit the Department of State website to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.
See the tabs below for more information on scheduling an appointment to obtain, renew, or replace a passport.
According to Section 215 of the U.S Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S on anything other than an American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well, meaning that persons holding e.g. both Belgian and American citizenship must enter and leave the U.S. on a valid U.S. passport; they may not enter/leave the U.S. on a Belgian passport. This applies to children as well as adults.
American citizens residing or traveling abroad who require issuance of a U.S. passport are issued the latest state-of-the-art passport incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. These passports are produced at a domestic U.S. passport facility. This increases processing times, but the Department is committed to ensuring that American citizens receive secure documents in a timely manner. American citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports. It generally takes two weeks to obtain a passport.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates will continue to issue passports in emergency cases. However, emergency passports will be limited in validity and cannot be extended. Bearers will be required to exchange their limited validity passports for full-validity photo-digitized passports upon completion of their emergency travel, either through a passport facility in the U.S. or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.