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Barbados - Apply for Passport

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Introduction

A Barbadian passport is a travel document issued to citizens of Barbados, in accordance with Citizenship Act (CAP. 186) from 1978, the Immigration Act (CAP. 190) from 1997, and the Barbadian Constitution, for the purpose of facilitating international travel.

Eligibility

Citizens of Barbados

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Instructions

  • First-time applicants and applicants holding a Barbados passport issued before 30 November 1966, should submit their original birth certificate along with their application.
  • Parents or guardians must submit the application on behalf of children 16 years or under, accompanied by the minor.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Immigration Department in Barbados, or at one of Barbados' thirteen diplomatic and consular missions abroad.
  2. If you are more than 16 years of age, you should complete an 'Application for a Barbados Passport' Form A in your own hand-writing. To download Form A, click on this link: http://www.immigration.gov.bb/documents/Form%20A.pdf. Use Block Letters for all names except your signature.
  3. Applications for children under the age of 16 should be made on Form B. To download Form B, click on this link: http://www.immigration.gov.bb/documents/Form%20B.pdf.
  4. The application form should be accompanied by two (2) photographs. The photographs should not be more than five (5) centimetres by five (5) centimetres and should be taken by a professional photographer.
  5. Please ensure that you sign your name in the boxes provided at the bottom of page two of the application form as well as the Declaration at Section 11, page four.

Passport Appointment System
To schedule an appointment, click on this link: http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Default.aspx.

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Required Documents

Regular Passports
(For Persons Over Sixteen years of age)

  • The previous passport if not applying for the first time
  • The completed form
  • Two photos
  • Birth certificate
  • Barbados ID card
  • Marriage certificate – if married and female
  • Divorce document – if divorced and female
  • Citizenship document if not a citizen by birth
  • Deed poll if applicable
  • Any other documents, as requested

Minor Passports
(Minors / Persons under 16 years of age)

  • The previous passport if not applying for the first time
  • The completed form
  • Two photos
  • Birth certificate
  • Barbados ID of parent
  • Deed poll if applicable
  • Any other documents, as requested

Fees

Issued in BDS:

  • Adult’s Passport - $150
  • Minor’s Passport (under 16) - $100
  • Businessman’s Passport - $225
  • Emergency Passport / Travel document - $150
  • Replacement of Lost Passport - $300
  • Urgent Passport (required in 1 day) - $300
  • Urgent Passport (required in 2-5 days) - $225

Validity

A passport is valid for 10 years and after this period, you can apply for a new passport.

Documents to Use

Form A:

Form B:

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Processing Time

The average processing time for a passport is seven (7) working days. But processing period varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The processing period for the Immigration Department in Barbados is 14 days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Immigration Department
Wharf Road,
Bridgetown
BARBADOS
Telephone: (246) 4344100
Fax: (246) 4260819
E-mail: imm-dept@caribsurf.com

For other contact information: http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Contactus.aspx

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

A Barbadian passport is a document for valid proof of citizenship.

External Links

How to Apply for a Passport: http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Passport.aspx
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade: http://www.foreign.gov.bb/pageselect.cfm?page=116

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