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 .
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.
Elimination of Visa Page Inserts for U.S. Passports
The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport holders had the option to pay for the insertion of additional 24-page visa inserts when valid passports lacked adequate space for entry or exit visa stamps. The decision to discontinue this service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.
To mitigate the impact on frequent travelers, the Department began issuing 52-page passports to all applicants outside the United States starting October 1, 2014 for no additional cost. Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.
Requests for additional 24-page visa inserts will only be accepted until December 31, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, applicants in need of additional pages in their valid passports must obtain a new passport by mail.
For more information on how or where to apply, please visit Travel.State.Gov/ApplyEarly or call the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778/1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD).
Please note that fees for some of our passport services will increase on April 2, 2018. For more information please consult the Department of State’s U.S. Passport News Page.