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Ministry Working To Resolve Passport Issue

Ministry Working To Resolve Passport Issue

Some Bermudians continue to experience issues when traveling on a Bermuda passport — which is due to an issue with the electronic coding with the passports which are now issued from the UK – and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said the Ministry has “given resolving this matter urgent priority.” The Minister said,... Read more of this article

US Consulate: Traveling On Bermuda Passport

US Consulate: Traveling On Bermuda Passport

The U.S. Consulate said that while Bermuda passport holders are visa exempt, meaning we generally do not require a visa to travel to the United States, Bermuda passport holders who travel internationally are welcome to apply for visas to facilitate their travel. A spokesperson said, “The Consular Section wishes to remind Bermuda passport holders that... Read more of this article

Minister: US Travel Advisory For BOTC Passports

Minister: US Travel Advisory For BOTC Passports

“If someone is using a BOTC passport but is not Bermudian, they will not be allowed to travel to the US visa free,” Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said, adding that “persons who do not possess Bermudian status but are in possession of a BOTC [Bermuda] passport are advised that if they plan to travel to the USA to either travel... Read more of this article

Govt House Sought HMPO Guidance On Solution

Govt House Sought HMPO Guidance On Solution

Government House has been liaising with Her Majesty’s Passport Office [HMPO] on a “solution to the difficulties some passport holders are encountering on travelling to the US and await their response,” a Government House spokesperson said. Passport Issue Some Bermudians have been experiencing issues at some United States borders outside... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Passport/U.S. Visa Issue

Minister Updates On Passport/U.S. Visa Issue

Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin provided an update on the passport/visa issue in the House of Assembly today [March 10], saying that the Ministry is “working assiduously to find options that may assist in eliminating this problem.” The Minister said, “We recently became aware that some Bermudians were experiencing... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

Saying that they “recently became aware that some Bermudians were experiencing additional questions or delays at some international borders,” the U.S. Consulate said that “immigration policy related to Bermuda has not changed and Bermudians do not require a visa to enter the United States, as has been long-standing policy.” The... Read more of this article

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

The Department of Immigration said they are aware of the current issue with the new BOTC [Bermuda] passport — with holders being told that they need a US visa to enter the US — and said they have had discussions with Her Majesty’s Passport Office, the Deputy Governor, the US Consul General, and US Custom and Border Protection “with... Read more of this article