The Passport Office is responsible for the processing and issuance of national identity documents – Passports, Certificates of Identity and Emergency Passports – in accordance with the Constitution, the Passport Act and related laws and regulations of The Bahamas. The Central Passport Office, Nassau, co-ordinates and oversees the administration of passport services in 17 Family Island Districts and by The Bahamas Missions, which issue passports abroad. It also participates in the work of the Passport Investigative Committee, which reviews passport applications of individuals who have changed their names by deed poll, and cases in which a Bahamian citizenship is in question. The Chief Passport Officer advises the Permanent Secretary, and assists in the briefing of the Minister on Passport issues.
Locations: Central Passport Office, New Providence and Passport Office Freeport