If your passport expires soon or has already expired, the Embassy recommends that you apply for a new passport as soon as possible. While processing time for applications received at the U.S. Embassy Prague is significantly shorter than in the U.S. (generally within 8-10 business days), we cannot guarantee the time in which your passport will be returned. It is important to plan accordingly prior to travel. Additionally, all U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad should have valid proof of citizenship.
Please note that as of September 26, 2005, passports are no longer amended to reflect changes in personal data. If your name has legally changed because of marriage or another court order, however, you may apply for an updated passport. Additionally, if you received an incorrect passport, you can request a corrected passport.