U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022. More details:

We are pleased to announce that the Consular Section now offers our U.S. Citizens the option to receive their new passports via courier.  The Embassy contracted with a private courier service for overnight delivery of passports anywhere in Hungary for a fee of HUF 1,800.   If you are interested in this service, inform our staff at the time of your passport application appointment .

Please be aware that the fee for the courier will change as of March 1, 2020 – the new fee will be HUF 2,000.

All routine U.S. passport requests are processed and printed in the United States. Passport renewals normally can be done in about 10 working days.

For more information please consult the Department of State’s U.S. Passport News Page.