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US Consular Officer to visit SVG next week



Bridgetown, Barbados, Tuesday, January 27, 2009 – A Consular Officer from the United States Embassy in Barbados will visit St. Vincent on February 11-13, 2009.{{more}}

Office hours are as follows: Thursday, February 12, 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM, and Friday, February 13, from 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM, at the Peace Corps Office in New Montrose, Kingstown. An appointment is required to meet with the Consular Officer. To make an appointment, please call (246) 227-4000, ext. 4193. The Consular Officer will be providing American Citizen Services and taking applications for U.S. passports, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. Visa cases will not be discussed.

Fees are: Child’s passport (under 16) US$85, first adult passport US$100, CRBA US$65. 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. (Fees are payable by international money order or bank draft, made out to “U.S. Embassy, Barbados”). 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. Both parents must appear with a child under 16 if both are listed on the birth certificate.

All passport applicants must provide a completed passport application and proof of U.S. citizenship; such as previous U.S. passports, U.S. birth certificates, or U.S. Naturalization Certificates. Bring current passports, birth certificates, 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 post passports back to St. Vincent.