Adult First-Time Passport Issuance

Eligible adult first-time passport applicants may make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Havana at

The processing time is three-four weeks after the application has been approved.  If you are traveling within two weeks and need an emergency passport, please contact

 You will need to bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
    • Original U. S. birth certificate and a copy (if born in the U.S)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240) and a copy (if born outside of the U.S.)
    • Naturalization Certificate or Citizenship Certificate and a copy (if U.S. citizenship was acquired after birth)
  • Application form DS-11 Do not sign the application until you are requested to do so by a Consular Officer.
  • Application fee (U.S. dollars).
  • One 2″ by 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) color photos (front view, full face and plain white or off-white background.
  • Photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, Cuban passport)

Applicants born in the United States must provide extensive evidence of his/her birthplace, identity, and citizenship.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Medical records and photos documenting the mother’s pregnancy and birth of the applicant in the United States.
  • Family photos from the applicant’s infancy to the present, especially photos in the U.S.
  • School records in the U.S. (if available)