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American citizens residing or traveling abroad who wish to renew their passports will be issued the latest, state-of-the-art passports incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. The Embassy estimates that citizens will receive their new passports approximately 7 to 10 working days from the date of submission. Citizens are urged to plan ahead and submit their applications  at least two months prior to the expiration date.

Passports Services Fees:

Passport Book Application Services for:

  • Minor child first time $105
  • Child under 16 years renewal $105
  • Age 16 and 17 first time $135
  • Age 16 or over (including renewals) $110
  • Adults over age 16 first time application $135
  • Additional passport visa pages $82.00
  • Passport book replacement for name change if submitted within one year of passport issuance NO FEE

For more information follow this link: More Info

To apply for a passport, please follow this link.

Elimination of Visa Page Inserts for U.S. Passports

The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016.   Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps.   The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.

To mitigate the impact on frequent travelers, the Department began issuing 52-page passports to all applicants outside the United States starting October 1, 2014 for no additional cost.  Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.

Requests for additional 24-page visa inserts will only be accepted until December 31, 2015.  Beginning January 1, 2016, applicants in need of additional pages in their valid passports must obtain a new passport by mail. 

For more information on how or where to apply, please visit Travel.State.Gov/ApplyEarly or call the U.S. Embassy Lesotho’s consular section at (266) 2231-2666.