Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Chicago 

Egyptian Passports 

Since November 15, 2015, ALL hand-written passports are considered obsolete and you must apply for a machine readable passport.

  • The new machine-readable passport applications can be processed through the Consulate.  Passport processing takes approximately 8-12 weeks from the date of submission to Egypt.
  • National ID Cards are required for renewal of passports for those ages 16 years old and above.
  • Digital Birth Certificates are required for those ages 15 years or younger.
  • For those that do not have a National ID, please refer to the processing guidelines listed below.

You may apply by mail or in-person at the Consulate.

To Apply by Mail:

  1. Cover letter stating that you would like to renew your passport and request FORM 29, including your name, phone number and address.
  2. PHOTOCOPY of your expired hand-written passport from pages 2-10 OR your expired machine-readable passport, pages 1-2.
  3. PHOTOCOPY of your National ID, FRONT and BACK
  4. PHOTOCOPY of your Digital Birth Certificate if  you are 15 years or younger.
  5. 4- Current Passport Pictures.
  6. Male Applicants:  You must provide proof of military -service status.  For those born before March 18, 1941, such proof is not required
  7. Female Applicants:  You must provide social status proof.
  8. Academic registration proof is also required for student applicants.
  9. Money order or Cashier Check for $110.00 made out to:                                                              The Consulate of Egypt
    1. If you have a Lost or Damaged Passport, the fee is $125.00.  Lost passports applicants must submit a police report with the application request along with a photocopy of the passport.
  10. Please enclose a return prepaid trackable envelope for us to return FORM 29.
  11. Send all the above documents to:





Once you receive FORM 29 back from our office:

  1. Please fill out your application and it MUST BE SIGNED in front of a NOTARY REPUBLIC.
  2. Make a photocopy of your application for your records.
  3. Send your completed application to the Consulate General in Chicago for submission with an additional return, prepaid- TRACKABLE envelope ie. Fedex/UPS or United States Priority Mail, so that we may return the passport to you once it arrives back in our office.

Please note:  

Passport processing takes place in Egypt, please allow for 8-12 weeks before return of your passport.  Once it has arrived at our office, we will call you to confirm, at that time, if you have not sent in a return prepaid trackable envelope you may do so or pick up in person.  It is your duty to inform us of any changes to your address, phone number changes and or the information on your return envelope.

Please contact the Consulate if you have any questions in filling out your application or are unsure of any of the steps above.

[312-828-9162/3/4 - when prompted please select Consular Services]

The Consulate reserves the right not to process based on missing document, improper findings or filing, and/or non-jurisdictional territories as well as insufficient and or incorrect postage.


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