To further assist US citizens in Colombia, the US Citizen Services unit of the US Consulate will be visiting Medellin on March 16 and 17, 2023. They emphasize that they will only accept passport renewal services with the DS-11 form. They ask that citizens do not schedule an appointment for renewals with DS-82 forms as a mail-in process has been available since April 18, 2022. (As a reminder, they do not respond any questions related to immigrant and/or non-immigrant visas.)
As a courtesy to readers, this message has been reprinted in its entirety as issued by the US Embassy in Bogotá.
Event: Passport Acceptance Days in Medellin
Date: March 16 and 17 2023
Location: Medellin, Antioquia (Exact address to be sent upon approved appointment request.)
Hours: You MUST schedule an appointment. Please book an appointment for each passport service required(one per person) on the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F45AAAC29A7F94-medellin4.
IMPORTANT: Only a CASHIER’S CHECK (cheque de gerencia) in Colombian pesos will be accepted as payment. The exact fees to pay according to the service requested will be published near the date of the event. If the requirements are not met, the application will not be accepted.
Courier Service: In order to deliver the new passport, it is mandatory to purchase DHL delivery service at their San Fernando Plaza office. For more information regarding DHL services,please send an email to [email protected].
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT: Please review carefully the information related to the specific requirements and forms on the website https://co.usembassy.gov/passports/. You will need to bring filled and printed DS-11 forms with barcodes and the supporting documents listed on the website. To fill the form online, please follow this link https://pptform.state.gov/. If you have any questions related to our Medellin visit, you may contact the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia via e-mail at [email protected].
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