Appointments for passports, reports of birth or other non-notarial services

Starting January 15, 2019, our appointment system for CRBAs and passports is moving to an email-based appointment system. To make your appointment, carefully read the instructions below. There are no changes for notarial appointments.

All applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and passports require an appointment. New passports take approximately three weeks to arrive in our office. You should apply at least one month in advance of any planned travel to allow time for your new passport to arrive. Please be aware that all U.S. citizens must be in possession of a valid U.S. passport to enter and exit the United States.

Children born abroad for whom one or both parents are U.S. citizens may have a claim to U.S. citizenship. If the parents meet the legal requirements to transmit citizenship to their child, the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit will issue a CRBA. The parents may also obtain a U.S. passport for the child. For details on the requirements for transmitting citizenship, please click here.

We recommend that you report the birth of your child as soon as possible after birth. It is not normally possible to issue a Consular Report of Birth Abroad for a child who is over the age of 18, but the child may still be documented as a U.S. citizen and issued a passport.

I – Steps to Apply for a Passport

Applying for a Passport at the Consular Section in Tunis includes three steps:

  1. Document Submission: Email your completed application form and supporting documents to the Embassy. You need to also propose two tentative appointment dates (Afternoons between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM). Please note that the response time for application requests is a minimum of 2 business days.

TunisACSAppointments@state.gov

  1. Review: Once we have reviewed your application, we will email you your appointment day and time. If your application is missing any information, we will let you know.
  2. Appointment: Come to the Embassy at the appointed day and time with all of your application forms and required original documents, photocopies of original documents, as well as any additional documents requested by consular staff.

II – Steps to Apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad in Tunis

Applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and first-time passport at the Consular Section in Tunis includes three steps:

  1. Document Submission: Email your completed application form and supporting documents to the Embassy. You need to also propose two tentative appointment dates (Afternoons between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM). Please note that the response time for application requests is a minimum of 5 business days.

TunisACSAppointments@state.gov

  1. Review: Once we have reviewed your application, we will email you your appointment day and time. If your application is missing any information, we will let you know.

 

  1. Appointment: Come to the Embassy at the appointed day and time with all of your application forms and required original documents, photocopies of original documents, as well as any additional documents requested by consular staff.

In addition, take note of the following points:

  • If your child qualifies for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, you may also apply for a passport for him/her. For details on the requirements for a passport application, please click here.
  • Only one U.S. citizen parent and the child need to come to the Consular Section to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. However, if you are also applying for a passport for your child, the child must be present and both parents must either appear or provide notarized consent for the passport’s issuance. For further information, please visit this page.

To submit your application materials for review and receive an appointment for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, click here.

 

 

Please note that the American Citizen Services section of the US Embassy Tunis will be closed on the following days:

Tuesday January 1 New Year’s Day (observed)
Monday January 14 Revolution & Youth Day
Monday January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday
Monday February 18 Presidents Day
Wednesday March 20 Tunisian Independence Day
Tuesday April 9 Tunisian Martyrs Day
Wednesday May 1 Tunisian Labor Day
Monday May 27 Memorial Day
Wednesday June 5* Eid Esseghir (El Fitr)  (3 days)
Thursday June 6 Eid Esseghir (El Fitr)
Friday June 7 Eid Esseghir (El Fitr)
Thursday July 4 U.S. Independence Day
Thursday July 25 Tunisian Republic Day
Monday August 12* Eid El Kebir (El-Idha)  (2 days)
Tuesday August 13 Eid El Kebir (El-Idha)
Sunday September 1* Ras El Am Hijri
Monday September 2 U.S. Labor Day
Monday October 14 Columbus Day
Tuesday October 15 Fête de l’Evacuation
Sunday November 10* Mouled
Monday November 11 Veterans Day (observed)
Thursday November 28 Thanksgiving Day
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day