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Important Visa Information

Payment Methods & Details

The visa application fee can only be paid in cash, either Bermuda or U.S. dollars or a combination of both currencies.

Any additional fees, reciprocity fee, or the Blanket L petition fraud fee may be paid by credit card; the credit card holder must be present.  The Consulate accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diners Club.  We do not accept the Bermuda Card.  Please note: the Consulate is not authorized to accept personal or business checks.

Appointments & Locations

All Consular services require an appointment.  For passport and notarial appointments please click here to book your appointment on-line.  For nonimmigrant visa appointments click here to book your appointment.

Picking Up and/or Dropping Off Forms and Documents

If you have been instructed by the Consulate to pick up and/or drop off certain documents and forms at the Guard Building you may do so, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. excluding American and Bermuda holidays. 

Location/Directions

The American Consulate is located at “Crown Hill” 16 Middle Road in Devonshire, between Corkscrew Hill and Montpelier Road. If you are coming from Hamilton we are off the Reid Street extension onto Middle Road (Cavendish Rd.) on the right hand side. If you are coming from the east, the consulate is just past the Arboretum on the left hand side. Generally, 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 building on Middle Road in Devonshire.

If a visitor to the Consulate is challenged in any way which significantly restricts their personal movement, that person, and an escort (where necessary), may be granted vehicular access inside the Consulate property to allow immediate access to the Consul lobby.  Such  permission must be requested and granted at least 24hrs in advance of their anticipated arrival. Guards on duty will not offer physical assistance, but may open doors or otherwise assist with entry or exit.

Note on 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.

Security Information

You will be asked to present valid photo I.D. to the guards in order to enter the Consulate on any business.

The consulate has absolute discretion regarding what property visitors will be allowed to bring inside the consulate. All visitors must be screened prior to entering the consulate and are subject to inspection via walk-through metal detector and/or a hand-held metal detector.  All personal items will undergo full inspection by use of x-ray and/or other detection equipment. In general, the following items may not be allowed inside the consulate:

    • Weapons, including mace or pepper spray
    • Backpacks, bags, luggage, strollers
    • Food and drinks
    • Liquids, including liquids in spray containers (for example perfumes)
    • Helmets
    • Electronic or recording equipment, including, but not limited to:
      • Cameras
      • Laptop/notebook computers

You CAN bring your mobile phone and other Personal Electronic Devices (e-reader, iPad, IPod, or tablet computer) during your visit; however:

    • Blue Tooth functionality must be turned off (subject to inspection)
    • The screen size must be less than 7 inches (measured diagonally)
    • Pictures and video may not be taken nor audio recordings made
    • Use of the device must be considerate of of other Consulate visitors and personnel
    • The device must be submitted for examination at any time upon request by Security and Consulate personnel.
    • Failure to comply with any of the above conditions will result in the device being taken and retained until the visitor leaves the Consulate

If you use electronic medical devices (such as hearing aids, pace makers, etc.), please inform the consulate guards as soon as you arrive for your interview.

Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of security staff.

Access to the consulate is limited and generally only applicants are permitted to enter and be present during interviews.  On a case-by-case basis, applicants may be accompanied by ONE non-applicant.  Special needs visitors may bring ONE person to assist them if they are over 80 years, are a minor child, or are disabled and require assistance during the interview/application process.  Applicants may bring one interpreter if they do not speak English well enough to participate in an interview.  A final decision as to whether or not an interpreter is needed will be made by consular staff on the day of the interview.  Arrangements for individuals to accompany or escort applicants must be made in advance.  Please send such requests to hamiltonconsulate@state.gov

Due to waiting room size, persons not meeting the above criteria above will not be permitted to accompany the applicant.  If you are needed to witness a signature for a notarial service, security staff will liaise with consular staff prior to admission on premises.

Any visitor refusing to submit to security screening shall be prohibited from entering.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.