U.S. Citizen Services

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The American Citizen Services Unit is open for limited passport, citizenship and notarial appointments.  To request an appointment, please review the guidance at https://bs.usembassy.gov/renewing-passport-mail-us-citizen-services/ and send the required documents with your appointment request to ACSNassau@state.gov.

Please note:   The online appointment system for American Citizen Services is currently disabled; please request your appointment in accordance with the above instructions.

The passport execution fee has been increased 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.

Customers applying with the DS-11 form at U.S. Embassy Nassau pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad). Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.

The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018. Found here.

For questions, please contact us at ACSNassau@state.gov, or at +242 322-1181 ask for American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit.

Important Notice

The Department of State has discontinued the service of adding additional visa paper to U.S. Passports.  It is standard practice to issue 52-page passport books to all applicants applying at overseas posts at no extra cost. This policy aims to lessen the burden that may be placed on frequent travelers who need more pages and those customers who may need to update residence permits or foreign entry/exit visas to comply with foreign country immigration practices.

General Information

The United States Embassy in Nassau provides consular services to American citizens who are temporary visitors or permanent residents in The Bahamas or the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The American Citizens Services (ACS) office is here to help with U.S. passports, federal benefits, and other specialized consular services.  Please follow the links on the left side of this page for a more complete listing of services.

Hours and Appointments

Non-emergency services for American citizens are by appointment only.  Please see information on how to schedule an appointment. Note that the Embassy will be closed on all official Bahamian and American holidays.

Hours for Services

Monday: 1PM – 3PM:- Documentation of Birth Abroad
Tuesday – Thursday: 8AM – 11AM:- Passport Services
Wednesday & Thursday: 11AM:- Notarial Services

Alerts and Messages

COVID-19 Information

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