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Apply for First Adult Passport (for Applicants 16 Years of Age and Older)

A U.S. citizen may receive a full validity (10-year validity) passport beginning at age 16.  Applications for these passports are accepted by appointment only. The U.S. citizen applicant must appear in person on the day of the appointment.

The following documents/items must be presented on the day of your appointment:

  • Your current or recently expired U.S. passport;
  • Age 16 or 17*: Proof of U.S. Citizenship (U. S. Birth Certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization,);
  • Over 18 years of age: Proof of U.S. Citizenship (U.S. Birth Certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Certificate of Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization) OR another form of valid government issued ID (Driver’s License, etc.);
  • A completed form DS-11 (including the Social Security number);
  • One passport photo 2×2 inches in size taken within the last 6 months (click here to check other passport photo requirements).

* Special note for ages 16 and 17: You must show that at least one parent or guardian knows that you are applying for a passport by:

  • A parent or legal guardian appears with you in-person when you apply for your passport. Your parent or legal guardian will be asked to sign your form DS-11 at the window.
  • A signed, notarized statement consenting to issuance of a passport from at least one parent or legal guardian. The statement should be accompanied by a photocopy of your parent or guardian’s valid government issued ID.

PASSPORT FEE: The fee for a first-time adult passport book application is $165.00. The fee for an adult passport card is $30.00. Payment may be made in cash, in U.S. dollars or Bahamian dollars (the currencies cannot be mixed), by credit card [Mastercard or Visa], or by bank draft payable to “U.S. Embassy Nassau.” We do not accept personal checks. Passport fees are nonrefundable.

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORTS: If your last issued U.S. passport was lost or stolen, also complete form DS-64. If the passport was stolen, bring a copy of a police report regarding theft of that passport.

Note: If you have never previously been issued a U.S. passport, contact us via ACSNassau@state.gov or 242-322-1181 to inquire about possible additional application requirements.

Click here to schedule an appointment at U.S. Embassy Nassau. Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive more than 15 minutes early or more than 15 minutes later than your scheduled appointment time, you will be denied access to the Embassy.

If you have any questions you can contact us at ACSNassau@state.gov or 242-322-1181.