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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Forms of Payment for Passports in Person 

  • Cash 


Forms of Payment for Passports by Mail 

  • Online Payment (in limited cases for DS-82 renewals only, see eligibility requirements below)
  • Cashier’s Check 

Personal checks are not accepted. 
Do not send cash through the mail. 

Online Payment Eligibility Requirements

To use the online payment system to renew an adult passport via the DS-82 form, you must answer YES to all of the following:

  • I can submit my most recent U.S. passport book by mail with my renewal application
  • I was at least 16 years old when my most recent passport book was issued
  • I was issued my most recent U.S. passport book less than 15 years ago
  • My most recent U.S. passport book has a validity of 10 years from issuance to expiration
  • My most recent U.S. passport book was issued in my current name OR I can document my name change by submitting a marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order with my passport application
  • I currently reside in and/or have a valid mailing address in the Federated States of Micronesia

If you do not meet these criteria, please see “Appointments & Locations” for instructions on submitting a passport application in person at U.S. Embassy Kolonia.

Appointments & Locations

The US Embassy in Kolonia is also pleased to announce newly dedicated hours for routine American Citizen Services (passport renewals, notarial services, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, etc.) on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary during this time. American citizens may still come to the embassy during normal business hours for emergency service or contact us after-hours on the duty phone listed below. If you have any questions about the fee increase or change in hours, feel free to contact us at: koloniaacs@state.gov 


The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is located at 1286 U.S. Embassy Place (near the movie theater) and is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our phone number is +(691) 320-2187. If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the American Citizens Services (ACS) unit of the U.S. Embassy in Kolonia is (691) 920-2369. 


Instructions for DS-82 Mail-In Applications

Step 1: SIGN and complete the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form. Type or print clearly in blank ink.
*NOTE: You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one.  If you do not have a Social Security number, please click here.

Step 2: Obtain one WHITE background color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; no eyeglasses.  See more information on photo requirements.

Step 3: Include one photocopy (color or black and white) of the data page of your previous U.S. passport.

Step 4: Include the passport you are renewing in the package you mail to the Embassy.

Step 5: Name change documents (if applicable) (original + 1 photocopy)
If you would like to change the name on your new passport due to marriage, divorce, or court order, please include proof of your name change.  Documents must be original with English translation if applicable.

Step 6: Pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site.  After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you send to the embassy.

Step 7:Obtain a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope with the complete address to which you want your new passport sent within the Federated States of Micronesia.

IMPORTANT: Include a return address on BOTH the mailing and self-addressed envelope!

Step 8: Mail all the items listed above to the U.S. Embassy in the Federated States of Micronesia at the below address.  You are strongly encouraged to send your DS-82 passport renewal package via registered mail/courier.

U.S. Embassy Kolonia
Attn: Consular – American Citizen Services
1286 U.S. Embassy Pl.
Kolonia, Pohnpei 96941
Federated States of Micronesia

Step 9:  Your new passport will be delivered using your pre-paid, self-addressed envelope.  Passport processing takes approximately 3-8 weeks, depending on mail speed.

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.


U.S. citizens are our top priority.  We urge you to sign up with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important information for safety conditions in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).