Bridgetown, Barbados, Tuesday, April 26, 2010 – A Consular Officer from the United States Embassy in Barbados will visit Dominica May 11-13, 2010.

The Consular Officer will be providing American Citizen Services, accepting applications for U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Visa cases will not be discussed.

Please have all forms filled out prior to your appointment.

Office hours are as follows:

For Portsmouth: Wednesday, May 12, 8:30AM to 12PM. An appointment is required to meet with the Consular Officer.  To schedule an appointment, please call Ross University at (767) 255-6254 or (767) 255-6426.

For Roseau:  Thursday, May 13, 8:30AM to 12PM, at the Peace Corp Offices in Roseau.  An appointment is required to meet with the Consular Officer.  To schedule an appointment, please e-mail the following information to BridgetownACS@state.gov :

1.    Full name and date of birth of applicant
2.    Desired date/time for appointment
3.    Home & work telephone numbers & cell numbers
4.    List what you are applying for (E.g. U.S. Passport, Report of Birth etc… )
5.    Subject line of e-mail – Dominica Appointments

The Embassy will respond to your email to confirm your appointment date and time.

Fees:  Child’s passport (under 16) US$85, first adult passport US$100, CRBA US$65.  (Fees are payable by international money order or bank draft, made out to “U.S. Embassy, Barbados”).   Persons seeking to renew a ten-year passport issued less than 15 years ago, and who can present the expired passport, may apply by mail directly to the Embassy; the fee is US$75.

All passport applicants who cannot present a previous ten-year passport issued less than fifteen years ago must appear for an interview with the Consular Officer.  If both parents are listed on the birth certificate of a child under age 16, both parents must appear in person with the child OR submit a notarized statement of consent from the parent not present.  Additional information is available at: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/minors/minors_834.html

All passport applicants must provide a completed passport application and proof of U.S. citizenship; such as previous U.S. passports, U.S. birth certificate, or U.S. Naturalization Certificate.  For a child under 16, bring current passport, birth certificate and a photocopy of certificate, parents’ passports (along with photocopies of descriptive data pages of parents’ passports) and two passport-size photos.  A prepaid air waybill (FedEx, DHL, QuikPak, etc.) is required in order to mail passports back to Dominica.  Additional information on U.S. citizen services and links to application forms are available on U.S. Department of State’s website at www.travel.state.gov.