The non-refundable application fee for an adult passport renewal using form DS-82 is USD $130.00 for a passport book and $30 for a passport card. The fee for mail in applications MUST be paid by official Bank Draft check, issued in US Dollars only, to avoid price changes due to fluctuations in the exchange rate. The check should be made out to U.S. Embassy – Cairo. Applicants will need a bank account at the bank where the bank draft check is issued. There is no fee for applying for a passport renewal with form DS-5504.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
How do I pay for a passport application by mail?
We regret that we cannot accept credit or debit card payments by mail for U.S. passport services. When you send in your application, you will need to include a bank draft check in U.S. dollars, payable to the “U.S. Embassy – Cairo” and made out in the exact amount for the service you are applying for. Bank draft checks can only be obtained at a bank where you have an account. The Arabic name for bank draft check is شيك مصرفى.
Are there other ways I can pay?
A bank draft check in U.S. dollars is the only payment method that we can accept for mail-in applications. This payment method is drawn by the bank and guarantees that funds are available. If a friend or relative can obtain a payment method meeting the requirements listed on our website, they can send it to you for you to submit together with the other documents required in support of your passport application.
We cannot accept personal checks, SWIFT transfers, IBAN transfers, e-transfers, certified checks, traveler’s checks, or counter checks.
We are unable to accept cash for applications submitted by mail. Furthermore, we cannot accept payment through our website, by electronic transfer, or by telephone, fax or email.
Any attempts to pay using payment methods that we cannot accept will delay your application until you either submit an accepted form or payment.
How do I obtain the right payment method?
Can a friend of family member obtain the payment for me?
Yes. If a friend or relative can obtain a payment method meeting the requirements listed on our website, they can send it to you for you to submit together with the other documents required in support of your passport application.
My bank is asking for additional information to issue the payment. What should I tell them?
If your financial institution has requested an address and you will be submitting your application to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo then you may give the Embassy’s address: Embassy of the United States of America, 5 Tawfik Diab St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt.
If you are asked for additional information such as the name of an individual, sort code or an IBAN number, this indicates that the suggested payment method does not meet the requirements to pay for your passport application.
I can’t obtain a bank draft check. What should I do?
If you can’t obtain a payment method needed to apply by mail, you should book a passport appointment to apply in person. During the appointment, you can pay in cash (U.S. dollars or Egyptian LE), or by credit or debit cards. Remember, these payment methods are only possible in person – do not send cash or card details by mail!
My application has been returned to me with a letter saying the payment was incorrect. What should I do now? What will happen to the payment method I submitted?
If we have contacted you say we are unable to process your application because the payment you submitted was not an accepted method or was made out in the incorrect amount, your next step is either to submit an accepted payment method in the correct amount or schedule a passport appointment through our website so you can apply in person.
The payment method that we were unable to accept will be returned to you once processing of your passport application is complete.
I will be booking an appointment to apply for a passport/Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for my child. Can I submit my own passport renewal application at the same time?
Yes. If your passport service does not require an in-person appearance, you will not be required to book an appointment in your own name. You can submit your documents and pay for your application during your child’s appointment.
What is a bank draft check?
Similar to a cashier’s check, a legitimate bank draft is safer than a personal check when accepting large payments. To get a banker’s draft, a bank customer must have funds or cash available and must request the bank draft through a bank. The bank will freeze the amount needed or move those funds into the bank’s accounts to complete the payment. Please consult with your bank if you have further questions.