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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

All fees for consular services must be paid in full at the time of service in either USD or the equivalent CFA (Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards or check.  Please be prepared to pay in cash). Clients paying fees in CFA may face a rate slightly less favorable than the market exchange rate. The Consular cashier will provide you with the CFA rate at the time of payment.

Current passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services can be calculated here.

Rates for Consular Services as of August 17, 2020:

Service Fee
Adult First Time Passport $145
First-time Adult Passport Book & Card $175
Adult Renewal Passport $110
Adult Passport Book & Card $140
Replacement for a Lost or Stolen Passport $145
Emergency Passport – Adult $145
Minor Passport $115
Emergency Passport – Minor $115
Minor Passport Book & Card $130
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) $100
Notarial Services $50
Each Additional Notarized Document $50

 

Current Exchange Rate

Please note that U.S. Citizen Services fees, when made in local currency, may vary due to the fluctuating exchange rate. As a result of the current value of the dollar, the African Financial Community (CFA) rate is currently 550 CFA francs to one U.S. dollar.

Appointments & Locations

Passport applications can only be received at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Niamey. The Embassy is located in Niamey on Rue des Ambassades. The Consular Section entrance is on the west side of the building.

Passport applications can only be received during our American Citizen Service hours.

Appointments for all non-emergency services are available at the following times:

Mondays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All non-emergency services, including passport applications, require an appointment. To schedule a passport appointment, please click here.

Appointments for Families

If you have more than one family member to schedule, each family member will need an appointment. If there are no days with enough available appointments to accommodate your family, please schedule as many as possible on the day with the most available appointments. You can then send us an email at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov and explain your situation. We will then do our best to accommodate you.

Processing Time

In most cases, passport applications accepted at the U.S. Embassy in Niamey can be processed, printed, and delivered at the Embassy in two weeks (ten business days). However, we occasionally experience delays in processing, printing, or shipping that result in longer wait times. Please consider this when planning your travel. If your plans require you to renew your passport and travel more quickly than this, you should consider requesting an emergency passport. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available by contacting the Consular Section at 20-72-26-61 or by email at ConsulateNiamey@state.gov.

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.