Alert – ** Your Vote Matters; Make Your Vote Count**

2020 is a Presidential Election Year. All Americans, regardless of where you reside, can vote in this election. However, if you do not plan to return to the United States to vote in person, you will need to pay careful attention to registration, absentee request, and ballot receipt deadlines. Such deadlines vary by state and many have been adjusted …

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Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #2)

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #2) July 24, 2020 This is an update to our previous messages regarding Tropical Storm Gonzalo. The government of Barbados has canceled the Hurricane Watches for Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for …

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U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #1)

U.S. Embassy Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Gonzalo (Update #1) July 23, 2020 This is an update to our previous message regarding Tropical Storm Gonzalo. Hurricane Warnings are now in effect for Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. At 200 PM AST today, the center of Tropical …

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Alert – Resumption of Additional Consular Services

U.S. Citizen Services Effective July 22, 2020, the United States Embassy in Barbados will provide routine passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial services on a limited and  by appointment only  basis.  If you need to renew an adult passport, please follow the instructions  here . Visas As of July 22, the United States Embassy in Barbados is resuming certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: F1, …

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Alert: Flight from Sint Maarten to Fort Lauderdale, FL on Saturday, July 18

Location: Sint Maarten Event: Flight to Ft. Lauderdale on July 18 Operated by Spirit Airlines The Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados has been advised of a flight being offered by Spirit Airlines on July 18, 2020.  The flight will depart from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in Sint Maarten and proceed to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in …

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Demonstration Alert

Demonstration Alert Location:  U.S. Embassy Bridgetown, Barbados – Wildey Business Park Event:  A demonstration by a group of protesters is planned for Saturday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.  Demonstrations may also occur elsewhere in the Eastern Caribbean region.  Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests; …

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U.S Citizen Virtual Town Hall

U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela invites you to join a virtual U.S. Citizen Town Hall meeting on Thursday, July 9, at 2:00pm.  The Ambassador and consular officers will provide information regarding emergency preparedness during the 2020 hurricane season and how to register, receive, complete and mail absentee ballots to vote in the November Presidential election. Login information will …

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Alert: Potential Flight from Barbados (BGI) to New York (JFK) on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alert:  Potential Flight from Barbados (BGI) to New York (JFK) on Thursday, July 2, 2020 Location:  Barbados The commercial carrier – JetBlue – has informed the Embassy in Bridgetown that it is intending to offer seats to U.S. citizens and U.S. Legal Permanent Residents on a July 2 flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York …

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U.S. passport and travel information for U.S. citizens following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

We recommend that all U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad enroll in the Department of State’s  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) , a free service protected by U.S. privacy law. Once you register with STEP you will receive important updates from the Embassy to help you make informed decisions, and it can help the Embassy and your family and friends …

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Update Regarding Flights from St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.)

Alert: Update Regarding Flights from St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) Location:  Saint Kitts and Nevis Event:  The Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados continues to coordinate with the commercial carrier – Seaborne Airlines/Silver Airways – and is facilitating a third flight from Saint Kitts (SKB) to San Juan (SJU), Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) on Saturday, …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Grenada

Alert – U.S. Embassy Grenada (April 4, 2020) Location: Grenada Event: Additional details on Seaborne Airlines/Silver Airways flights on Monday, April 6 Flights U.S. Embassy Grenada is coordinating with the commercial carrier – Seaborne Airlines/Silver Airways – to facilitate two flights from Grenada to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, April 6, for the purpose …

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Alert – Update on Flights from St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.)

Alert – Update on Flights from St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) Location:  Saint Kitts Event:  Due to logistical issues, the flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Seabourne Airlines/Silver Airways scheduled from St. Kitts on Sunday, April 5 must be rescheduled.  These flights may be rescheduled to Tuesday, April 7.  We urge …

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Alert – Update on Flights from Antigua to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.)

Alert – Update on Flights from Antigua to San Juan, Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) Location:  Antigua Event:  Due to logistical issues, the flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Seabourne Airlines/Silver Airways scheduled from Antigua on Monday, April 6 must be rescheduled.  This flight may be rescheduled to Wednesday, April 8.  We urge U.S. citizens (and …

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American Citizen Services Emergency Appointments Update

Due to Embassy Bridgetown’s ongoing response to the global pandemic COVID-19, effective March 23, Embassy Bridgetown will only accept emergency American Citizen Services (ACS) appointments.  If your situation constitutes an emergency, please send an email to  BridgetownACS@state.gov .  Please arrive to the Embassy only at your appointment time as we seek to keep the number of …

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Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions. Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel …

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U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Change to Office Hours for American Citizen Services

Effective 01 September, 2018, the U.S. Embassy American Citizen Services (ACS) will implement new office hours. The new hours will be: Monday: 08:30-11:30 am Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 08:30-11:30 am Thursday: 08:30-11:30 am Friday: Closed Appointments can be made at: U.S Citizens Services Appointment System Additional information regarding ACS Bridgetown services and contact information can be found at: https://bb.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/ Additional information on …

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Announcement for U.S. Citizens: increase in passport execution fee

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.

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