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Hundreds of ePassports Ready for Collection on Grand Bahama
October 07, 2009
Hundreds of ePassports Ready for Collection on Grand Bahama

The dedication of additional printing time for ePassport applications out of Grand Bahama has resulted in the completion of hundreds of the new passports ready for collection at the Grand Bahama passport offic

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December 03, 2010
Passport Office launches Online e-Calendar Application

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration officially launched its e-Calendar, an online application that will allow Bahamians to apply for their e-Passport and make an appointment at the Passport Office.

Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance, explained the process, which is aimed at drastically reducing the time-frame in which an e-Passport or machine-readable passport, can be processed and issued.

Applicants can log on to http://epassport.bahamas.gov.bs, fill out the application and submit it to the Passport Office in New Providence.

"We are very proud of the work that has been done. We are now down to two weeks in ...

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Passport Office launches Online E-Calendar Application
December 02, 2010
Passport Office launches Online E-Calendar Application

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 officially launched its E-Calendar, an online application for Bahamians to apply for their E-passport and make an appointment for enrollment at the Passport Office.

Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in conjunction with the ministry of Finance explained the process, which is aimed to drastically reduce the timeframe in which an E-passport or machine-readable passport, is processed and issued....

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Budget Debate By the Deputy Prime Minister
June 03, 2010
Budget Debate By the Deputy Prime Minister

It is an honour to rise today to present my contribution to the 2010/2011 Budget Debate. At the outset, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to the wonderful people of the St. Ann’s constituency, for their constant and steadfast support.

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COB assist Passport Office
September 16, 2009
COB assist Passport Office

Students of The College of The Bahamas applied their knowledge in computer science and related disciplines to help reduce the backlog of applications for the E-passport at the Passport Office during the summer

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June 16, 2014
Minister Fred Mitchell on delivery services at the Passport Office in Nassau

STATEMENT BY FRED MITCHELL MP
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
ON DELIVERY SERVICES AT THE PASSPORT OFFICE

I would like to alert the public to the fact of serious challenges at the passport office which will result in delays in the delivery of passport services during the summer. The waiting time I am advised is now on average six weeks from the time of application, up from four weeks.

I am advised that the reason for this is the combination of the rush for people to replace their handwritten passports with electronic passports which is mandated by an international agreement and the expected summer travel rush. I have met with the management of the passport staff and we are making several attempts to ease the situation.

The Minister for the Public Service has agreed to enable officers from across the service to join the passport office for this period and to assist in the creation of a two shift system in order to speed up the process.

Please note that if passports are required on an emergency basis, for example for health reasons, there is a procedure to deal with such genuine emergencies.

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U.S. Embassy Announces Changes to U.S. Visa Application Process and Expanded Drop-Off Hours for Applications for Minor Children
December 08, 2010
U.S. Embassy Announces Changes to U.S. Visa Application Process and Expanded Drop-Off Hours for Applications for Minor Children

U.S. Government regulations now require all individuals applying for U.S. visas to submit DS-160 visa application forms that are fully accurate and complete. 

Individuals presenting applications containing omissions or errors in biographical data (i.e. name, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, any prior or maiden names, gender)  or purpose of travel will be required to correct the omissions and/or errors to their online applications before their interviews can take place.

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Plea for patience amid delays for passports
June 16, 2014
Plea for patience amid delays for passports

FOREIGN Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell has asked passport applicants to “be patient” and “not abusive” to staff at the Passport Office in the wake of reports that some applicants may have become unruly while waiting...

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June 18, 2014
Long lines, short tempers in queue for passports

IRATE passport applicants felt the brunt of the summer rush yesterday as they stood for hours outside the Thompson Boulevard Passport Office hoping to make it inside the building and out of the scorching sun to file their applications. When The Tribune arrived at the Passport Office around noon yesterday about 50 people were gathered under a plastic tent outside the building with some being forced to stand out in the sun with no shade at all.

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December 07, 2010
U.S. Embassy Announces Changes to U.S. Visa Application Process and Expanded Drop-Off Hours for Applications for Minor Children

U.S. Government regulations now
require all individuals applying for U.S. visas to submit DS-160 visa
application forms that are fully accurate and complete.  Individuals
presenting applications containing omissions or errors in biographical data (i.e.
name, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, any prior or maiden
names, gender)  or purpose of travel will be required to correct the
omissions and/or errors to their online applications before their interviews
can take place.   Those applicants will be asked to complete the
corrections and return to the Embassy at a later time to complete processing of
their visa applications...  

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