I have a military passport, do I still have to complete the same form as needed with a regular U.S. passport?

Question & AnswerQuestion:  I am currently deployed in Iraq with the U.S. military. I possess an official military passport that will be expiring while I am out here. Since I have a military passport, do I still have to complete the same form as needed with a regular U.S. passport?

Answer:  Being that you are in Iraq, you can visit any three of these regional bases, COB Adder in Tallil, Al Asad in Anbar province, or Joint Base in Balad. The U.S. Embassy of Baghdad has joined with the Department of Defense to create a military passport program in Iraq. Therefore, you can apply for your military passport at any of these three bases.

Conveniently, you will not have to travel to the International Zone to receive a passport. Military passport agents are in place at the three bases mentioned above. Being that you are in the service, you can apply for your passport at the Staff Judge Advocate’s offices at Talli, Balad, and Al Asad. Along with shortening your time out of action, these bases will also make it more convenient for members in the service to obtain their passports during their deployment.

If you do not wish to visit any of the three bases. You can visit the U.S. Embassy in the International Zone in Baghdad. The U.S. Embassy’s public window hours by appointment are as follows, Sunday-Thursday 8am-12pm. Note that they will be close on most U.S. and Iraqi holidays. Any holiday that falls on a Monday in the U.S. is consider a Sunday in Iraq

Make your travel plans accordingly since every passport application is mail to the U.S. for processing. You can contact the Consular Section for more information at bagdadacs@state.gov. The phone number from Iraq is, 0760-030-48888. From the U.S., the number is 301-985-8841 ext. 4888.

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