Adding Extra Pages
If your full-validity U.S. passport has not expired yet and is in good condition, but has no blank pages left for visas, we can add additional pages for you. In order to protect the integrity of your passport, the Consulate will only add extra pages twice. If you already have two sets of extra pages, you should apply for a new passport. The consulate reserves the right to refuse adding pages to any passport that does not appear to be able to accept new pages, no matter how many previous page inserts have been added. The final decision on whether additional pages can be added to your passport rests with the Consular officer and will be based on the overall condition of the passport.
Requests to add extra pages are done by appointment only. Please use our online appointment system to make an appointment.
If additional pages are approved, you can wait in our waiting room until your passport is ready. Generally the pages are ready within an hour. If you cannot wait on the day of your appointment, you may return on any day we are open to the public during our regular business hours. Please note that we are closed to the public on American and Chinese holidays and on certain administration days. If you are unable to appear in person for your add pages appointment/pick up your own passport, you can appoint a representative to apply for pages/pick it up for you. Please have the representative bring his/her own passport or identity card, your passport, and a signed authorization letter in English stating that this person is applying for pages/picking up your passport with your knowledge and consent.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Your passport
- Your Social Security Number
- Application for Additional Visa Pages form DS-4085
- A written authorization signed by you if you cannot appear in person allowing your representative to appear in your stead.
- Appropriate fee