Welcome to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Online Portal for the renewal of ePassport. In keeping with the Ministry’s commitment to provide quality customer service to Bahamians, the Ministry is please to launch the first phase of the digitization of the Passport Office. The initial phase will allow Bahamian nationals, 18 years and over to apply online for the renewal of their ePassports. The Ministry anticipates that it will extend this online service to minors during the Fall of 2019.
WHO CAN APPLY ONLINE
The applicant must be a Bahamian citizen who is 18 years or older, and must have an ePassport.
Please note that this portal is for online renewal of ePassports only. All applicants with lost, stolen and damaged passports, and persons requesting a name change, must apply in person at one of our Passport Offices or Overseas Missions.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST
Fees can be paid by credit or debit card.
If you receive an error message when making payment please contact
the Passport Office at telephone no: +1 242 397 2388 or email us at:
If by email, please state in the subject line your first and last
name and in the body of the text provide your NIB #, the passport
number of your latest passport, and the application ID you were
given when you submitted the application.
There will be no refunds once payment has been made.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RENEW A PASSPORT
The standard processing time for an ePassport renewal is seven (7) working days. Applicants can track the status of their application online by using the application ID and names to obtain the record.
EXPEDITE PROCESSING FEES AND TIME:
In order to obtain a passport within 2 working days from the Passport Office in New Providence, an additional fee of $200.00 is required. Persons in the Family Islands can collect the passport within 3-4 working days. Persons Overseas can collect the passport within one week from the selected overseas office.
Upon completion of your online application, you will receive an email with your electronic receipt. You may have to check your junk mail folder.
Please be advised that the Passport Office reserves the right to request from other government agencies or the applicant, any additional information deemed necessary for the completion of the online application.
1. A scanned copy of the personal data and signature pages of the applicant’s most recent ePassport (click here to see an example).
2. Passport Photograph Specifications:
Please note that all passport photographs are subject to the approval of the Passport Office.
3. The applicant's NIB number
4. The applicant must pay the applicable fees by completing the online ePassport Renewal Application Form
Scan of personal data and signature pages of your existing ePassport (pdf format)
Scan of recent passport compatible photograph (not more than 6 months old in jpeg format)
NIB number entered on the application form
Valid credit/debit card
Click on image to view sample ePASSPORT
In order to access the application form please ensure all boxes in this section are ticked by clicking on the boxes
Applicants should collect their passport at the selected Passport Office location or Overseas Office.
All persons collecting passports must present a valid Government issued identification, the applicant’s most recent passport and the electronic receipt of payment.
Please contact us for more information. Our support team is available during regular business hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m EST, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). You may contact us at telephone number: 1 (242) 397-2388 or email enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If by email, please state in the subject line your first name and last name, and in the body of the text provide your NIB# and the passport number of your latest passport.