Please find below the answers to commonly asked questions. If your question is not answered below, please email us at HamiltonConsulate@state.gov. We will reply as quickly as possible, typically within one business day.
Q: How do I renew my child’s passport?
Q: I am over 16, applying to renew my passport for the first time after turning 16. What do I do?
A: In order to apply, please follow the instructions under ‘Renew a Passport’, ‘II. Under age 16 when last passport was issued, but over age 16 at the time of this application you will need’, on our Passport Services webpage.
Q: I need to get something notarized. How may I accomplish that?
Q: Can I vote at the U.S. Consulate on Election Day?
A: No. U.S. citizens living overseas need to register for an absentee ballot, which will come by email or mail (depending on the state). For full details on how to register to vote overseas, review Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad or visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) website at www.fvap.gov.
Q: I am a U.S. citizen living in Bermuda, and I want to register to vote in U.S. elections. How can I do that?
Q: I’m a U.S. citizen and I will be traveling to Bermuda by airplane, what are the entry requirements?
A: All persons, including children, entering Bermuda by airplane are required to present a valid U.S. passport to enter Bermuda or re-enter the United States. The name on your passport must match the name on your airline ticket. Please see the Government of Bermuda’s website for travelers for COVID-19 related entry requirements.
Q: I’m a U.S. citizen and I will be traveling to Bermuda on a cruise, do I need a passport?
A: While U.S. passports are not officially required for cruises which originate and terminate in the United States, we strongly recommend that you bring a valid U.S. passport with you on your cruise. If you are unable to complete the cruise for any reason (illnesses and arrests are the most common), and you must return to the United States by plane, a passport will be required. Note that passport cards are not valid for air travel. Instructions on how to apply for a passport can be found here.
Q: I’m a U.S. citizen and I am planning to travel to Bermuda, but my passport expires in less than six months. Will I be permitted to enter?
A: While many countries do require at least 6 months’ passport validity for entry, Bermuda only requires that your U.S. passport be valid at the time of entry. For more information on travel requirements for Bermuda, click here to read the Bermuda page on Travel.State.Gov. Please note, all matters concerning entry into Bermuda fall under the responsibility of Bermuda’s Department of Immigration. Should you have further questions, you may contact them directly at 441-295-5151.
Q: I would like to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), commonly referred to as 'registering with the Consulate', either as a visitor to Bermuda or a new resident of Bermuda. How do I do that?
A: You may enroll in STEP at the following website: https://step.state.gov/. By enrolling in STEP, you will not only receive urgent messaging in the event of an emergency, but also any invitations to Town Hall gatherings for U.S. citizens residing in Bermuda, or other important information that is disseminated by the Consulate.
Q: I would like to bring my pet with me on my trip to Bermuda. Is this permitted?
Q: I have a felony conviction in the United States. Will I be permitted to enter Bermuda?
A: All matters concerning entry into Bermuda fall under the responsibility of Bermuda’s Department of Immigration. You may contact them directly at 441-295-5151; you should ask for the Bermuda Immigration Compliance Section.
Q: I have a medical marijuana license and am planning a trip to Bermuda. May I bring my medical marijuana with me?
A: U.S. citizens traveling overseas are subject to the laws of the country they are visiting. Please note that controlled substances such as marijuana and other drugs are not legal in Bermuda, even for medicinal purposes. Even if the substance is legal in the United States, you can be arrested here in Bermuda if it is discovered in your cruise ship stateroom, hotel room, or on your person. Cruise ship staff and the Bermudian authorities at L.F. Wade International Airport are very skilled at detecting illicit substances. Detection results in arrest, detention in a Bermudian jail, and high fines. For cruises, being discovered with controlled substances in your possession also results in you being removed from the ship and, once the Bermudian legal proceedings are complete, having to purchase an airline ticket to fly home. Do not bring any controlled or illicit substances with you on your trip. This includes medical marijuana for which you have a prescription.