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Important Passport Information


Beginning September 15, 2023, U.S. Embassy Baku accepts online fee payments for adult U.S. passport renewal applications. Paying online allows you to drop off your application or send it by mail/courier without needing an interview appointment at the U.S.

Appointments & Payments

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Baku accepts applications for new, renewal and replacement passports.  Please schedule an appointment by using your Appointment System.  You can also check the status of your passport application  online.

For adult U.S. passport renewals, starting September 15, 2023, U.S. Embassy Baku accepts online payment for renewal fees.  Paying online allows you to mail/deliver your application to the U.S. Embassy without the need to schedule an appointment or apply in person.


ELIGIBILITY FOR ONLINE PAYMENT – To use the online payment system, you must answer YES to all of the following:


  • I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book by mail with my DS-82 renewal application;
  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport book was issued;
  • I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration;
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name (or I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application;) and
  • I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in Azerbaijan.


If you do not meet these criteria, you need to make an appointment to submit your passport application in person at the U.S. Embassy Baku. If you are unsure which passport application form you need, the Passport Wizard can guide you to the correct form.


If you meet the criteria above and want to pay fees online and renew your passport by mail, please visit the Pay.gov website to pay your DS-82 Passport Application fee.

Please Note: You must have a valid mailing address located in Azerbaijan in order to submit a payment through this website.

Important Note: The fee payment does NOT complete your passport renewal application. In order to renew your passport, you must submit ALL of the following items to the U.S. Embassy in Baku by mail, DHL, FedEx or other courier.  You may also drop your application off without scheduling an appointment Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm.

  1. An original, signed and dated copy of your completed “DS-82. U.S. Passport Renewal Application” form
  2. A new 2 inch x 2 inch (5 cm x 5 cm) passport photo on white background
  3. Your current U.S. passport and one photocopy of the passport bio page
  4. A printed copy of the payment confirmation email from Pay.gov
  5. (Optional) A self-addressed, pre-paid envelope if you wish to have your new passport returned to you by mail/courier. If you do not provide the envelope, the Consular Section will notify you by email when your new passport is ready for pickup at the Embassy.

You can review full instructions for completing the DS-82 U.S. Passport Renewal Application form on our website.

Plan Ahead!

All passports are issued in the United States and sent to Embassies. This process takes about two weeks from the day of application, so please plan accordingly.


Other Information

Please read all about Applying for a U.S. Passport Outside the U.S. here:


Helpful answers to Frequently Asked Passport Questions are here:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/passport-help/faqs.html

Proof of Identity and Citizenship

To issue an American passport, we must have proof of identity and citizenship.  If you are renewing a valid or recently expired passport, your passport will serve as proof of both identity and citizenship. Otherwise, to prove citizenship, you need to provide a certified copy of your birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, or other similar documents.

Special Requirements for Minors Under Age 16

To enhance the accurate identification of passport applicants and aid in the prevention of international child abduction and trafficking, the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs now requires the personal appearance of all minors applying for U.S. passports.  This applies to all tourist/business, official and diplomatic passports for children under the age of 16, even if the child has previously been issued a passport.  Now, when applying for a passport for a minor under the age of 16, the child must be present and the parents are required to submit documentation of parental relationship and consent, as well as comply with all other documentation requirements for the issuance of a passport.  For more information please click visit, Minors Under Age 16.

Passport applicants age 16 and 17 please read: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/16-17.html

Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

  • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
  • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
  • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
  • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
  • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
  • Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
  • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
  • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant.  Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee.  Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
  • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
  • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question.  Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
  • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
  • Attendees may take written notes, but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
  • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview.  For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel.  Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.

Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview.  Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate.  It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview.  The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.

Security Information

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.