PASSPORTS

To obtain a consular passport an applicant must:

  1. Be a Paraguayan citizen by birth.
  2. Apply in person.
  3. Have a Paraguayan ID card.
  4. Present expired passport. If you are replacing a lost or stolen passport, you have to present a Police report.
  5. Fill and sign Passport application form.
  6. Provide (1) one passport size photo with a white background.
  7. Do not have an arrest warrant pending in Paraguay.
  8. Pay the consular fee of US$ 55.00 (paragraphs 66 and 78 of Law 4033/2010), in cash or money order payable to the Consulate of Paraguay. Credit Cards or personal checks are not accepted.

Consular passport for minors.

In order to request a consular passport for a minor, the passport application form must be signed by both parents.  In case the application form is signed by one parent only, he/she must present the proper legal authorization to do so. The following documents must also be presented:

1. Original Birth certificate of the minor.
2. Copy of ID cards of both parents.

Impossibility to change the names on the new Consular Passport.

The National Police is the only government institution authorized to make name changes on ID cards and passports.  Embassies and Consulates are not authorized to do so. In case the need arises due to changes on the civil status of a person, the request has to be presented to the proper office of the National Police in Paraguay.

Note: Starting April 1, 2010, in order to comply with Document 9303 of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICOA) regarding machine-readable official travel document, consular passports are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asuncion and then sent to the Consulate to be handed to the applicant. Consular passports are valid for five years and they are not renewable.

 

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