Passport Services

Passport Fees Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018. For questions, please contact us at Consularouaga@state.gov.

Important Information about U.S. Passports

Passport services are available in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou by appointment only. Please review our checklist (PDF 392 KB) to make sure that you have all the required documentation for your passport application at the Embassy.

U.S. citizens must hold a valid U.S. passport to travel from Burkina Faso to the United States.

Most U.S. passport applications require at least 2 weeks processing time, but can take longer.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

For information about entry and exit requirements to and from Burkina Faso, please visit the Department of State’s Country Specific Information Sheet.

In true emergency circumstances, limited-validity passports can be produced locally.  However, because locally-produced passports lack many modern security features, they are typically only valid for return travel to the U.S.

Please visit the Department of State’s U.S. Passports & International Travel website for additional information.