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Important Passport Information


Starting February 15, 2022, U.S. citizens over the age of 16 who will renew their passports with the DS-82 application form are now eligible to do so via mail and pay their application fee online. Those applying for first-time passports, minor child passports, and passport cards must still make an appointment with the nearest consular section. Please see here (PDF 3MB) for instructions about the adult passport renewal and online fee payment program.

Payment Details

We accept U.S. cash, equivalent RMB cash, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and American Express). Please note that all banknotes must be crisp, usable, and clean. We cannot accept ripped, worn, or damaged currency.

We do not accept WeChat, Alipay, or UnionPay.

All credit card transactions are in U.S. Dollars.

Appointments & Locations

For passport appointments at all locations, please use https://forms.office.com/g/FHB5QzSyb6.

  • A confirmation email will NOT be sent after you make an appointment.
  • Please write down your appointment password. You will need your appointment password to change or cancel your appointment.
  • Please bring a printout of the “Appointment Details” screen with you to your appointment.

U.S. Embassy Beijing 
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(10) 8531-3300

U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou 
No. 43 Huajiu Road
Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, Guangdong
Telephone: 020-3814 5775
Fax: 020-3814 5572

U.S. Consulate General Shanghai 
9/F, Westgate Mall
No. 1038 West Nanjing Road
Telephone: 021-8011 2400
Fax: 021- 6148 8266

U.S. Consulate General Shenyang 
Maoye Tiandi Shopping Mall
185 Qingnian Avenue, 5th Floor
Shenhe District
Shenyang, Liaoning 110014
Telephone: 024 – 2335 5188, 024 – 2322 1198 ext. 5188
Fax: 024 – 8610 – 6904

U.S. Consulate General Wuhan 
Please note that Wuhan does not provide regularly scheduled consular services.
Contact the Embassy in Beijing for consular assistance.
New World International Trade Tower I,
No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
Hankou, Wuhan 430022
Telephone: +(86)(027) 8555-7791
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
Fax: +(86)(027) 8555-7761


Form DS-11

  • Question #8. Mailing Address: Please write your local address in China, even if it is a temporary address or hotel.
  • Question #9. List all other names you have used: In addition to the examples listed on the form, if you/your child have a Chinese name not printed on the birth certificate – for example, a name used only in China or printed on a Chinese travel document – you may write it here in Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Question #20. Emergency Contact: Please provide detailed information required by the emergency contact fields.

Form DS-64 (Lost or Stolen Passport)

  • Both parents or guardians of a child younger than 16 years old must sign and provide photocopy of ID when submitting this form on the child’s behalf unless one parent or guardian has sole custody. If there is sole custody, include a copy of a supporting document, such as a court order, with this form.

Form DS-82 (Adult Renewal)

  • Question #8. Mailing Address: Please write your local address in China, even if it is a temporary address or hotel.
  • Question #19. Emergency Contact: Please provide detailed information required by the emergency contact fields.

Form DS-3053 (Statement of Consent for Issuing a Passport to a Child)

  • The signatory must submit a photocopy of the front and back of the identification presented to the notary.
  • Statements of consent expire 90 days after the date of notarization.
  • The signatory must sign the statement of consent in front of a notary, and the date of the notary’s signature must be the same as the date of the signatory’s signature.
  • The original, notarized Form DS-3053 must be presented with the Form DS-11 at the time of the child’s passport interview.

Form DS-5504 (Replacement of Limited Validity Passport, Data Corrections, Some Name Changes)

  • Bring a photo that meets the photo requirements .
  • If applying for children under 16, a parent should sign the application form on behalf of the child.


Prohibited Items:

PLEASE DO NOT/NOT BRING LAPTOPS OR MOBILE PHONES TO YOUR APPOINTMENT. They are not permitted inside the Embassy or Consulate.  Embassy and Consulate General security guards are not able to hold or store your personal items for you.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Social Security Numbers: You must provide a Social Security number (SSN), if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f) .

If you do not have an SSN, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct: I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”

If you live in China and do not remember your SSN or if you are not sure you have one, please submit your inquiry to the Social Security Administration at the following link.

Applicants at U.S. Embassy Beijing Only: Check Application Status or Submit Documents for Pending Applications 

The processing time for passport applications is about 4-6 weeks.  The Embassy/Consulate where you applied will notify you when your passport is ready for pickup.  If mail-back service is offered by the Embassy/Consulate where you applied, turnaround time can take an additional two (2) weeks or more.  Shipping services are provided by couriers and not by the Embassy/Consulate.  You assume all risk associated with the use of mailing services, including the risk of loss or delay.