All applicants for U.S. passports must apply in person. The Consular section can neither receive applications nor return passports by mail.
Except in cases of genuine emergency requiring immediate travel, U.S. passports are produced in the United States and sent to our Embassies/Consulates overseas by express mail. For that reason, it takes about two weeks for passport applications to be processed. Please apply far enough ahead of your planned trip to receive your new passport in time. Travel for tourism or business is not a sufficient reason to issue an emergency passport.
If you have a bona fide emergency and need to travel immediately, please email us at email@example.com.