You can no longer get a Passport in the USA


The State Department has stopped issuing passports in 2020 unless you are having a Life or Death emergency and you need to travel within the next 72 hours. The reason why this is happening is because of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Emergencies that Qualify to get your passport


  1. Serious Illnesses
  2. Death in the Immediate Family that requires travel out of the USA
  3. Serious Injuries that require you to travel to the USA


You will need Proof to get a passport


To get your passport you will need Proof of the Emergency or death. Proof consist of a Death Certificate or a Letter signed by a doctor. You will also need Flight Itinerary with your dates that match. 


How to Renew Your Passport During the Covid 19 Crisis


Passport Renewals During the COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Unless you have a life-or-death emergency, please wait until we resume normal operations to renew your passport.
  • You do not need to renew your passport before it expires unless you are planning to travel internationally.
  • Most countries require that your U.S. passport have at least six months of validity beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not let you board an international flight if this requirement is not met.
  • Though an expired passport cannot be used for international travel, customers eligible to renew their 10-year passport have up to 5 years to renew the passport using Form DS-82 after it expires.
  • After the 10-year passport has been expired for 5 years, you cannot renew it and you must apply in person using Form DS-11 if you want a new passport.
  • You cannot renew your child’s passport. All children under age 16 must appear in person with both parents or guardians and apply using Form DS-11.


For More Information on renewing Your passport and Getting a New issued passport take a look at this link below.