Renewing a Bahamian passport is done by attaching the necessary documents to a completed application form obtained either online or at your nearest Bahamian consular office. You can send the necessary documents by mail or drop them off in person at the Passport Office or the nearest embassy or consulate. After a processing time of two to six weeks, your e-passport (all new Bahamian passports are machine readable) will be ready for use.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You'll Need:
- Expired passport
3 passport photos
National Insurance Card
- Expired passport
- Application form
- Application fee
- 3 passport photos
- National Insurance Card
Download a passport application form from the Bahamian government's website or pick one up at the nearest Bahamian consular office. Complete it in block letters and use only blue or black ink.
Attach the required documents, including a copy of your National Insurance Card, your old/expired passport, or a police statement if your passport was lost or stolen.
Provide three color passport photos and attach to your documents. These should measure from 2.5 to 2 inches by 2 to 1.5 inches. Make sure they are recent and truly representative of you.
Get someone you know to counter-sign your application and endorse the back side of one of the attached photos, confirming that that the photo is truly of you. This will be done in a brief statement along with the counter-signer's signature.
Slip the processing fee into your package. Passport fees are $25 for a child`s passport renewal, $50 for a regular passport renewal, and $100 for a frequent traveler's passport.
Hand deliver or mail the documents to the Bahamas Passport Office. Wait two to six weeks from the date of receipt for the processing of your renewal.
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