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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Preferred application form format: Please fill out your form online and print the application with barcode.

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam accepts payments in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Tanzanian shillings.  We accept only cash or credit cards.  Please note you must have the credit card with you in order to make payment by credit card.


Appointments & Locations

Appointments are required for passport applications.  To book an appointment, please click here.  Please email drsacs@state.gov with any questions.

Security Information

  • Due to COVID-19, applicants are required to wear a mask when entering the Embassy.
  • The Embassy does not provide parking for applicants.
  • You must bring your completed passport application, passport photo, and all required documents to your appointment.
  • Allow approximately three weeks for processing.

Visitors may not bring large bags, computers, or large electronics into the Embassy.  The Embassy cannot store these items for you.  There is limited storage for phones for visitors with an American Citizens Services appointment.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.