Passport Services

After reading and following the below instructions, please ensure to come back to this page to book your appointment.

  • If you wish to register the birth of your child as a U.S. citizen please click here.

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.  Your application is submitted at the U.S. Consulate, however the 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.

Although the consulate does process emergency passports, these passports are not typically processed on the same day and, in some instances, it may be a day or two before the passport can be issued.  Therefore, please ensure that you have allowed sufficient time prior to your trip to arrange for your passport renewal.  Passport cards may be processed and received locally, however, they are not valid for air travel between the U.S. and Bermuda.  The passport card may also be used for U.S. citizen university students who may not have any other type of U.S. identification.

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, the applying parent(s) will need:

*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 (PDF-51KB) from the non-applying parent/guardian accompanied by a clear copy of front and back of identification presented to the notary.

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

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

III. Over age 16 when your last passport was issued you will need:

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 Do not print this form double-sided. (PDF 88 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.

Option C.

  • Form DS-11 Do not print this form double-sided. (PDF 100KB), 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.

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 email us on hamiltonconsulate@state.gov or telephone on 441-335-3828 to set up a convenient time to come in and submit the passport application.  Please read the instructions below instructions carefully:

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

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 Do not print this form double-sided. , (PDF – 100 KB).  Please disregard instructions on form and do not sign until requested to do so by the consular officer;
  6. Pay the $115 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 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 Do not print this form double-sided. (PDF – 100KB).  Please disregard instructions on form and do not sign until requested to do so by the consular officer;

7. Pay a $115 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 well in advance of travel and plan for sufficient time to process a regular passport; which usually takes 2-3 weeks.  For additional information please email HamiltonConsulate@state.gov.

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

If you have a valid U.S. passport and you meet several additional requirements, you may be eligible to apply for a second U.S. passport book. In limited circumstances, the Department of State will issue a limited-validity, second passport book to you which will be valid for up to four years.  Please review this link for additional information: Applying for a Second Passport Book.

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 email us at HamiltonConsulate@state.gov.

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.