Message for U.S. Citizens – September 14, 2020
Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Event: Beginning the week of September 20, the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia will reopen the online appointment system for routine passport and consular report of birth abroad services as well as notarial services on the Mission website. In March, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Dhahran and Jeddah significantly reduced provision of American citizen services (ACS) to emergency services available by email appointment only. As the COVID-19 situation in Saudi Arabia changes, the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia is resuming consular operations in phases. The health and safety of our personnel and customers remain our priority, and we will have required precautions and practices in place.
Adult passport applications that qualify for the mail-in renewal program can be sent to the U.S. Embassy and Consulates General in partnership with SMSA Express. This does not require an appointment and is the most efficient way to process adult passport renewals. Instructions can be found on our website. The Consular Sections receive passport applications and forward them electronically to the United States for processing. Most passports are returned from the United States within two weeks.
If you cannot obtain an appointment or you have an emergency request, please email the ACS unit nearest to you: RiyadhACS@state.gov; JeddahACS@state.gov; or DhahranACS@state.gov. Learn more about current developments on the COVID-19 Update page and the State Department’s Country Information and Travel Advisory page.
For Assistance Contact:
U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9
Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800
Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670
U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000
Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093
U.S. Consulate General Dhahran
Between KFUPM and King Abdulaziz Airbase
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (13) 330-3200
Fax: (966) (13) 330-6816
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Saudi Arabia Country Information
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