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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Please note:  All payments must be made in cash in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in West African CFA francs at the time of the appointment.  Credit cards or personal checks are not accepted.  Fees for passports are available on our website here.

Beginning September 15, 2023, U.S. Embassy Abidjan will begin accepting online fee payments for DS-82 adult U.S. passport renewal applications. You will still need to drop off your application in-person at the Embassy but will not need to schedule an appointment in advance. Walk-in hours for DS-82 passport renewals are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am – 10:00am, except for Ivorian and American holidays. Qualifying adult passport renewal applicants may pay the $130 passport renewal fee online via U.S. or international credit or debit card, electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account, Amazon Pay, or Pay Pal. After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and bring it to the embassy with your application during walk-in hours. Online fee payment is currently available for passport book renewals only. If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card, you must make an appointment to apply in person at the Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

Appointments & Location

Please be prepared for your appointment with all required documents.  If you arrive for your appointment unprepared, you may be turned away and asked to reschedule. 

There is limited walk-in service for certain renewals of adult passports.  All other applicants, including minors, must make an appointment for any services related to passports, citizenship, or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.  Please visit our appointment website here: https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp to make an appointment.

Passport services are not available on weekends, or on Ivoirian or American federal holidays.

U.S. Embassy Côte d’Ivoire
Cocody Riviera Golf
01 BP 1712 Abidjan 01
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

What to Bring

On the day of your appointment, please bring the following documents.  Failure to provide the documents requested may delay the processing of your passport application. You make be asked to reschedule your appointment once you have gathered all the documents.

  • Completed Form DS-11 or DS-82.  Your form MUST be TYPED and PRINTED. We cannot accept handwritten forms.
    • Find out which form you need on our website here.
    • If you qualify for a DS-82 renewal, an appointment is not necessary.  There are walk-in hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • 1 photo (5×5 cm) taken within the last 6 months which is in compliance with the photo requirements here.
  • U.S. passport and 1 photocopy of the bio-page, or other evidence of citizenship.
  • U.S. social security number, if available.
  • The fee in U.S. dollars or CFA which must be paid in cash at the Embassy at the time of the appointment (find out how much on our website here).  See “Payment Methods & Details” above for online payment options for DS-82 adult passport renewals.
  • For minors only:
    • The photo identification and 1 photocopy, for each parent
    • The child’s original birth certificate and 1 photocopy
    • Photos showing age progression from age at previous passport to present
    • The child and parent(s) must be present at the appointment. If the parent(s) cannot attend the appointment, please bring an original, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, completed by the parent(s) who cannot attend the appointment.

Additional Information

All entrants to the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy Abidjan are strongly encouraged to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the building. Individuals who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 may not enter U.S. Embassy grounds.

Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds, including the Consular Section.

Emergency passports: For the issuance of an emergency passport, please be prepared to state the reason for the emergency and present a flight itinerary showing urgent travel.  Since mobile phones and electronic devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds, please bring hard copies of your supporting documents.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for routine passport processing.