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Additional Passport Pages

General Information

Additional pages can be added to passports in good condition. Frequent travelers should note that the fee for adding 24 pages and 48 pages is the same.  Choosing 48 pages can reduce the need for adding additional pages in the future. 


What to Bring to Your Appointment

  1. $82 application fee
  2. Your passport
  3. Completed Form DS-4085


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I pay?

A. You can pay in cash at the Embassy.  The fee for additional pages is $82.00, payable in U.S. dollars or FCFA.  The Embassy accepts either dollars or FCFA, but not a combination of both. 

Q. How long will it take to process?

A. The passport with the additional pages can be picked up the following business day after 10 a.m.

Q. Do I have to come in person?

A. The applicant must sign Form DS-4085, but you do not have to come to the Embassy in person.  You can have a third party bring in or pick up your passport.

Q. My passport is damaged, can I still add pages?

A. In general we do not add pages to damaged passports.  In such a case you should apply for a new passport.  The Consular Officer can inspect the passport to see if it is in good enough physical condition to warrant extra pages.

Q. How many pages can I get?

A. You can select either 24 or 48 additional pages.  The fee is the same for both options.  If the passport already has two sets of additional pages, a third set is possible only if the passport is in perfect physical condition.

Q. Should I just apply for a new passport?

A. We recommend that you apply for a new passport if your passport is in poor condition or about to expire.  The new passport is produced in the U.S. and mailed to the Embassy.  You can usually pick it up two weeks after submitting the application.  You can keep the old passport while the new one is being processed.  We will cancel and return your old passport on the day you pick up the new one.

Contact and Appointment Info

  • Routine Service Hours
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm on Tue-Wed-Fri


    Telephone During Business Hours

    After Hour Emergencies (For U.S. citizens only)


    Department of State Overseas Citizen Services
    888-407-4747 (in the U.S.)