Message to U.S. Citizens: Launch of Passport Renewal Online Fee Payment Program

U.S. Embassy Manama is pleased to announce the launch of an online payment program for adult passport renewals for U.S. citizens in Bahrain.

Effective January 29th, 2023, all adult passport renewal applicants who are eligible to use a DS-82 will no longer be restricted to paying only by cashier’s check or money order. Starting on the 29th, eligible applicants may submit payment for their passport application fees online via the U.S. government’s secure payment site using the following payment methods:

  • U.S. or international credit or debit card
  • Electronic funds transfer from a U.S.-based bank account
  • Amazon Pay
  • PayPal

After a successful payment, the applicants may drop off the DS-82 adult renewal passport application form, a copy of their payment receipt, a new passport photo, and any required supporting documents at the Consular Drop Box – no appointment necessary.

Applicants who would like to renew their U.S. passport in Bahrain should visit for further information on the new online payment process.