Passport Renewal

We would be happy to help you renew your U.S. passport.   Instructions for renewing vary according to the condition of your current passport, when your current passport was issued and your age.  Below are two sets of instructions for adult renewals and one set of instructions for renewing a child’s passport.

Due to security procedures, we are only able to admit visitors who have business with the consular section, their minor children, or a companion to provide necessary physical assistance.  We are not able to admit other visitors without prior special arrangement. If there will be someone accompanying the primary applicant, like parents of a minor child or a companion to provide physical assistance, please email the consular section and provide the name of the primary applicant, the names of anyone accompanying the primary applicant, and the date of the appointment.

If you are driving to Ljubljana from Italy, Austria, Croatia, or Hungary, please make sure you stop before the border and purchase a vignette for your car.  Gas stations and other businesses in neighboring countries within a few kilometers of the Slovenian border sell Slovenian vignettes.  Using Slovene highways without a valid and properly-displayed vignette in a vehicle is considered a violation of the law; drivers may be fined between EUR 300 and 800.


Adult Passport Renewal (ages 18 and over)

 – The following instructions apply to you if: 

  • You are at least 18 years old; and
  • Your most recent passport (diplomatic, official, or tourist) was issued when you were 16 years of age or older; and
  • Your most recent passport (diplomatic, official, or tourist) was issued within the last 15 years; and
  • You are able to submit the passport (diplomatic, official, or tourist) with this application; and
  • You are not requesting a change in the passport data, other than a name change due to marriage or a court order
  • Your current or recently expired U.S. passport—can be blue tourist or no-fee passport, red official passport, or black diplomatic passport.
  • Complete the form using the electronic passport wizard, print the form, and bring it to the interview.
  • One passport photo – 2” x 2” (5×5 cm) against a white background and without glasses.  There are several photo studios close to the Embassy that are familiar with our passport photo requirements.
  • The fee for a passport is US$110.  We accept U.S. dollars or euros, payable in cash or by credit card.  The fee in euros fluctuates with the exchange rate, so please contact the Consular Section at ACSLjubljana@state.gov for the current rate if you plan to pay in euros and need to know the exact amount.
  • If you married after your last passport was issued and you would like your married name to be reflected in your new passport, please be prepared to submit your original marriage certificate.  If the certificate is written in a language other than English or Slovene, you will need to present a certified translation.

Renewals can be processed by personal appearance at the Embassy.

  • Please make an appointment through our online calendar and bring all the documents listed in Step 1.  Please make sure you have ALL of the items from Step 1 BEFORE you come to your appointment.  You can pay the passport fee in either cash or by credit card.  Once the passport has been printed in the United States and shipped to our office, you can either pick it up at the Embassy or we can mail it you.  If you prefer the mailing option, please bring us an A5-sized padded envelope (podložena kuverta) with €1.15 in Slovene postage stamps affixed to it.  Note: We only mail documents within Slovenia.  If you live in Italy, Croatia, or Austria, you will either need to pick up the passport at the Embassy or use a friend’s address in Slovenia for the mail.

Adult Passport Renewal (ages 16 and over, or do not meet all the conditions listed in the section above)

The following instructions apply to you if:

  • You are 16 or 17 years of age; or
  • Your most recent passport was issued before you were 16 years of age; or
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago; or
  • Your name has changed since your most recent passport was issued by means other than through marriage; or
  • Your most recent passport cannot be submitted or has been lost/stolen/damaged.

All documents must be originals.  All birth, adoption, marriage, death or divorce certificates must bear an original seal, stamp or signature.  And all documents not in English or Slovene must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Proof of U.S. citizenship, such as:

Proof of identity, such as:

  • a valid passport of any country; or
  • a valid driver’s license with photograph; or
  • a valid national identity card with photograph; or
  • a valid U.S. military ID card.
  • If you are age 16 or 17 and you do not have identification, you will need to have a parent or guardian present photo identification.  You may also be requested to provide written parental consent if it is not implied on the application.

If you no longer use the name on your birth certificate, we will need proof of name change, such as:

  • your marriage certificate; or
  • adoption decree; or
  • a court order; or
  • three pieces of acceptable identification listing your current name that were issued within the past five years.  Acceptable pieces of identification may include: school records, U.S. tax records, military records, driver’s license, federal/state/local government card, foreign passport, etc.

Necessary forms, photo, and fee – please make sure you have the following items BEFORE you come to your appointment:

  • Complete the form using the electronic passport wizard, print the form, and bring it to the interview.  Please do not sign the form until you are at the Embassy, in front of the consular officer.
  • One passport photo – 2” x 2” (5×5 cm) against a white background and without glasses.  There are several photo studios close to the Embassy that are familiar with our passport photo requirements.
  • The fee for a passport is US$145. We accept U.S. dollars or euros, payable in cash or by credit card.  The fee in euros fluctuates with the exchange rate, so please contact the Consular Section at ACSLjubljana@state.gov for the current rate if you plan to pay in euros and need to know the exact amount.

You will need to appear in-person at the Embassy to apply for your passport.   All passport services are handled by appointment only, using our online calendar.

Please note: due to security procedures, we are only able to admit visitors who have business with the consular section, their minor children, or a companion to provide necessary physical assistance.  We are not able to admit other visitors without prior special arrangement.  If there will be someone accompanying the primary applicant, like parents of a minor child or a companion to provide physical assistance, please email the consular section and provide the name of the primary applicant, the names of anyone accompanying the primary applicant, and the date of the appointment.

On the day of your appointment, please bring all of the required items listed above in Step One.  Make sure you have the photo and the passport fee BEFORE you enter the Embassy.  

Once the passport has been printed in the U.S. and couriered to the Embassy, you can either pick it up in-person or we can mail it to you. If you prefer the mailing option, please bring us an A5-sized padded envelope (podložena kuverta) with €.1.15 in Slovene postage stamps affixed to it.

Please note that we only mail documents within Slovenia.  If you live in Italy, Croatia, or Austria, you will either need to pick up the passport at the Embassy or use a friend’s address in Slovenia for the mail.


Passport Renewal for a Child (under age 16)

All documents must be originals.  All birth, adoption, marriage, death or divorce certificates must bear an original seal, stamp or signature.  And all documents not in English or Slovene must be accompanied by a certified translation

Proof of U.S. citizenship, such as:

Proof of identity, such as:

  • a valid passport of any country; or
  • a valid national identity card with photograph

Necessary forms, photo, and fee – please make sure you have the following items BEFORE you come to your appointment:

  • Complete the form using the electronic passport wizard, print the form, and bring it to the interview.  Please do not sign the form until you are at the Embassy, in front of the consular officer.
  • One passport photo – 2” x 2” (5×5 cm) against a white background and without glasses.  There are several photo studios close to the Embassy that are familiar with our passport photo requirements.
  • The fee for a passport for a minor is US$115.  We accept U.S. dollars or euros, payable in cash or by credit card.  The fee in euros fluctuates with the exchange rate, so please contact the Consular Section at ACSLjubljana@state.gov for the current rate if you plan to pay in euros and need to know the exact amount.
  • Passports or Slovene ID cards for both parents.  All applicants under the age of 16 must meet the requirements listed in the Law on Passport Applications for Minors.  In most instances, this means that both parents must sign the child’s passport application.  Both parents can come to the Embassy and sign together, in-person, or… One parent may sign in-person and the other parent may give his/her consent through a written affidavit (PDF 197 KB).  The affidavit must be notarized.

All passport services are handled by appointment only, on our online calendar.   Your child, even a newborn, must appear in person at our office. There are no exceptions possible for this requirement, sorry.

Please note: due to security procedures, we are only able to admit visitors who have business with the consular section, their minor children, or a companion to provide necessary physical assistance.  We are not able to admit other visitors without prior special arrangement.  If there will be someone accompanying the primary applicant, like parents of a minor child or a companion to provide physical assistance, please email the consular section and provide the name of the primary applicant, the names of anyone accompanying the primary applicant, and the date of the appointment.

On the day of your appointment, please bring all of the required items listed above in Step One.  Make sure you have the photo and the passport fee BEFORE you enter the Embassy.

Once the passport has been printed in the U.S. and couriered to the Embassy, one parent can either pick it up in-person or we can mail it to you.  If you prefer the mailing option, please bring us an A5-sized padded envelope (podložena kuverta) with €.1.15 in Slovene postage stamps affixed to it. Please note that we only mail documents within Slovenia.  If you live in Italy, Croatia or Austria, you will either need to pick up the passport at the Embassy or use a friend’s address in Slovenia for the mail.

Timeframe for Receiving the Passport

All full-validity passports are printed in the U.S. and are mailed by courier service back to the Embassy.  It typically takes between 7 to 10 working days for us to receive a passport.   In emergency cases, we may be able to issue a limited-validity passport here at the Embassy.   If you have immediate travel plans, please be prepared to present a copy of your plane, bus or train tickets to the Consular Officer.