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Important Passport Information

Payment Methods & Details

Fees are payable in cash, Bank Draft, International Money Order, Travelers Check made payable to “U.S. Embassy” or Credit Card. Some applicants may pay online. To find out whether you are eligible to pay online, see our Passport Renewal page.

Appointments & Locations

Appointments are now required for all of the above services. To schedule an appointment for passport/citizenship services, go to U.S. Citizens Services Appointment System (this appointment calendar is ONLY to be used when you are appearing at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados; it is NOT to be used when a Consular Officer is visiting your island).

For routine inquiries, you may also send us an email at BridgetownACS@state.gov.

Other Information

According to Section 215 of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185), it is illegal for an American citizen to enter or leave the U.S. on anything other than a valid American passport. This applies to dual citizens as well. A person holding both American and another country’s citizenship must enter and depart from the U.S. only on their U.S. passport.

Applying for a U.S. passport while outside the United States is a different process from applying for a U.S. passport while inside the United States. Although the application forms, supporting documentation, fees and finished products are the same everywhere, each U.S. embassy and consulate has different procedures for submitting and processing your final documents. During your appointment, the Consular Officer reserves the right to ask for additional documentation to support a passport application. Information and resources on the passport process can be found on the Department of State’s website: Travel.State.Gov.

As of January 1, 2016, U.S. embassies and consulates no longer offer the service of adding visa pages to U.S. passports.

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.

Please contact us at BridgetownACS@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.