Passports

American citizens resident in Bermuda should renew their passports at the U.S. Consulate in Hamilton. Please do not mail in your application to a U.S. passport processing center. If you do, the application will be returned and we cannot help you recover fees paid.

American citizens residing or traveling in Bermuda will be issued the latest, state-of-the-art passport incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. Processing of passports is done at the National Passport Center in the United States and may take up to 2-3 weeks. American citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of expiring passports. Effective October 1, 2014, 52 page passports are routinely issued to all applicants including minor children.

Please note: the consulate does not normally issue emergency passports or same day issuance of passports therefore, please ensure that you have allowed sufficient time prior to your trip to arrange your documents. Also, the consulate does process Passport Cards.

Parking
There is no public parking allowed at the Consulate, this includes motorbikes. Our visitors are allowed to park at the parking lot located to the west of the consulate on Middle Road in Devonshire. Please note, the ACS section is closed on all official Bermuda and U.S. holidays.

I. Under age 16 at the time of this application

  1. Applicants must appear in person accompanied by the parent(s);
  2. Submit the most recent passport;
  3. Submit the original or a certified copy of the birth certificate or consular report of birth;
  4. Parental Consent – Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

    Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the minor and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor. If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian.

    If the minor only has one parent/guardian, evidence of sole authority to apply for the minor must be submitted with the application in the form of a:

    U.S. or foreign birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or adoption decree, listing only the applying parent

    • Court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order)
    • Court order specifically permitting applying parent’s travel with the child
    • Judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent
    • Death certificate of the non-applying parent

5. Parental identification for both parents;

6. Complete form DS-11 (PDF 101 KB) (please disregard instructions on form and do not sign until requested to do so by the consular officer);

7. Pay a $105 application fee;

8. Submit one (1) U.S. passport photo.

9. If the application is approved, you will receive a 5-year passport.

10. Once you have completed the above steps you may book your appointment on-line.

II. Under age 16 when last passport was issued, but over age 16 at the time of this application

  1. Applicants must appear in person;
  2. Submit the most recent passport;
  3. Complete form DS-11; (PDF 100 KB)
  4. Pay a $135 application fee;
  5. Submit one (1) US passport photo;
  6. If the application is approved, you will receive a 10-year passport.
  7. Once you have completed the above steps you may book your appointment on-line.

III. Over age 16 when your last passport was issued

  1. Submit the most recent passport, issued less than 15 years ago;
  2. Complete form DS-82; (PDF 82 KB)
  3. Pay the $110 application fee;
  4. Submit one (1) U.S. passport photo.
  5. If the passport application is approved you will receive a 10-year passport.
  6. You may renew this passport application by mail/drop off or book an appointment on-line.

IV. If your current passport was issued over 15 years ago

Please read: Applying for a U.S. Passport from Outside the United States.

As an additional security enhancement and fraud prevention measure the U.S. Consulate will no longer amend valid passports. Instead, customers requesting name changes, extension of validity for limited passports, or correction of a  printing error, must apply for replacement passports. Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for the new passport to arrive.

For name changes, descriptive information changes, the extension of validity for limited passports, or corrections of any printing errors you may apply for one of the following:

Option A.

  • Form DS-5504; (PDF 82 KB) for applications within one year of issuance of current passport (please ignore the instructions and follow the Consulate’s instructions instead);
  • The passport to be replaced;
  • Acceptable evidence of name-change, such as marriage/divorce/adoption decree or court order of name-change. Originals are required but will be returned;
  • One (1) U.S. passport photo;
  • There is no charge for routine processing of these changes.
  • Follow this link to book an appointment on-line.

Option B.

  • Form DS-82, (PDF 82 KB) for applications more than one year after issuance of current passport (please ignore the instructions on this form and follow the consulate’s instructions instead);
  • The passport to be replaced;
  • Acceptable evidence of name-change, such as marriage/divorce/adoption decree or court order of name-change. Originals are required but will be returned;
  • Appropriate fees;
  • One (1) U.S. passport photo.
  • Follow this link to book an appointment on-line.

Option C.

  • Form DS-11, for changes more than one year after the issuance of the passport but ineligible to use form DS-82. (Please ignore the instructions on this form and do not sign until instructed to do so by the consular officer);
  • The passport to be replaced;
  • Acceptable evidence of name change, such as marriage/divorce/adoption decree; or court order of name change. Originals are required but will be returned;
  • Acceptable identification (eg. drivers license);
  • Appropriate fees;
  • One (1) U.S. passport photo;
  • Meet additional requirements for children under age 16.
  • Once you have completed the above steps you must apply in person at the consulate. Please book an appointment on-line.

If your passport is lost or stolen, you are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Bermuda Police Station (please see the Blue pages of the Bermuda phone book) and obtain a police report for presentation to the consular officer. In order to replace the passport, it will be necessary for you to appear in person at the U.S. Consulate during our American Citizen Services (ACS) hours. You should submit your application for a replacement passport as soon as possible after the loss or theft is discovered.  Please allow approximately 2-3 weeks for the new passport to arrive. If you are a visitor to the island and have an imminent departure date, please bring your police report and all available I.D. to the consulate Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. walk in service, except on U.S. and Bermudian holidays.

If you wish to replace your lost/stolen passport you will need to:

  • Complete forms, DS-64 (PDF 51 KB) “Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport” and form  DS-11; (PDF 101 KB)
  • Provide proof of U.S. citizenship which includes: a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, consular report of birth abroad, or an expired passport;
  • If applying for a child under the age of 16, you will be required to provide, in addition to the above, the documents listed under Parental Consent.

I. Under the age of 16 years for first time applications

  1. Applicants must appear in person accompanied by parents;
  2. Present proof of U.S. citizenship;
  3. Provide parental identification;
  4. Present notarized form Parental Permission – DS-3053 (PDF – 52KB) if one parent is unable to be present at the time of application;
  5. Complete form DS-11, (PDF – 100 KB). Please disregard instructions on form and do not sign until requested to do so by the consular officer;
  6. Pay the $105 application fee;
  7. Submit one (1) U.S. passport photo.
  8. If the application is approved you will receive a 5-year passport.
  9. Once you have completed the above steps, please book your appointment on-line.

    II. Under age 16 at the time of this application
    1. Applicants must appear in person accompanied by the parent(s);
    2. Submit the most recent passport;
    3. Submit the original or a certified copy of the birth certificate or consular report of birth;
    4. Parental Consent – Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves.

      Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the minor andprovide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor. If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian.

      If the minor only has one parent/guardian, evidence of sole authority to apply for the minor must be submitted with the application in the form of a:

      U.S. or foreign birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or adoption decree, listing only the applying parent

      • Court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order)
      • Court order specifically permitting applying parent’s travel with the child
      • Judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent
      • Death certificate of the non-applying parent

    5. Parental identification for both parents;

    6. Complete form DS-11 (PDF – 100KB). Please disregard instructions on form and do not sign until requested to do so by the consular officer;

    7. Pay a $105 application fee;

    8. Submit one (1) U.S. passport photo.

    9. If the application is approved, you will receive a 5-year passport.

    10. Once you have completed the above steps you may book your appointment on-line.

If your passport has been significantly damaged or mutilated you will be required to apply for a new passport. Your damaged or mutilated passport will be retained by our office.

  1. If important identifying information is illegible you must submit proof of citizenship and/or identity. Please follow the instructions on how to apply for a first time passport.
  2. If the passport data is clearly legible, please follow to the instructions on how to apply for a passport renewal.

The consulate can issue emergency passports under certain circumstances; however, it is advisable to organize your documents prior to travel. Please ensure that you have left sufficient time for routine processing since the consulate must send the passports overseas, which may take up to 2-3 weeks to return to Bermuda.  For additional information please contact the American Citizen Services Section of the consulate.

Important: each American traveling abroad should have valid proof of his or her citizenship at all times.

Current regulations prohibit the possession of more than one valid or potentially valid U.S. passport at any one time, unless under circumstances specifically authorized by the Secretary of State. The only justification considered for issuance of a second valid passport is an urgent need for international travel while the bearer’s full validity passport is unavailable due to visa processing at other embassies.

Since September 26, 2005, it is no longer possible to extend a bearer’s second passport; you must apply for a new one by following the instructions below. Second passports have a standard validity of only two years.

Application procedures

In order to apply for a second passport, you must come in person to the U.S. Consulate. Please click here to book an appointment on-line.

Please bring the following with you:

Note: if your current passport is unavailable due to visa processing delays contact us.

Proof of U.S. citizenship can be demonstrated by a:

  • Full validity U.S. passport;
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate;
  • Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240); or
  • Certificate of citizenship or naturalization from USCIS

A delayed birth certificate filed more than a year after your birth may be acceptable if it:

  • Listed the documentation used to create it and
  • Was signed by the attending physician or midwife, or,
  • Lists an affidavit signed by the parents, or
  • Shows early public records.

These are acceptable examples of identification:

  • Valid drivers license; or
  • Valid passport with recognizable photo; or
  • Valid Official U.S. military ID; or
  • Valid U.S. government ID or;
  • Valid U.S. or foreign passport with recognizable photo; or
  • Naturalization/citizenship certificate from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with a recognizable photo; or
  • Alien resident card from U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Please note: Your Social Security card does not prove your identity.