Appointment Reschedule - September 5, 2019

4 September, 2019

Please be advised that due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian throughout The Bahamas, all visa appointments on Thursday, September 5, 2019 will be rescheduled.

You will need to reschedule your appointment on this site or by calling 242-603-1290 to speak with an agent.

The Consular Section urges everyone to please stay safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Extension of Validity for Venezuelan Passports

12 June, 2019

As of June 7, 2019 the Department of State recognizes that previously issued Venezuelan passports and “prorrogas” have been extended by decree of interim Venezuelan President Guaido for an additional five years past their printed date of expiration. Passports rendered valid by this decree will be accepted for visa and other consular services.

Supreme Court Order on Presidential Proclamation on Visas (December 4, 2017)

11 December, 2017

On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. More information is available at this link:

Scheduling appointments for Third Country Nationals (TCN’S) visa applications

18 October, 2017

If you hold a passport from a country besides The Bahamas or Turks and Caicos Islands, please check the website of the U.S. Embassy for visa information specific to your nationality. The US Embassy Nassau will not accept interview applications from third country nationals who are not residents of those two countries for the following visa categories and cases:

  • First time applicants for student visas and petition-based work visas
  • Treaty-Trader Visas (E1 & E2)
  • Applicants who entered the U.S. with a visa issued in their home country and changed status with the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. who seek a new visa in the new visa category
  • Applicants who entered the U.S. in one visa category and are seeking to re-enter the U.S. in a different visa category
  • Applicants who have been out of status in the U.S. having violated the terms of their visas or having overstayed their approved period of admission

Please visit for full information.

Important Notice - Items not allowed at the US Embassy

28 April, 2015

Effective May 15, 2015, all electronic items are prohibited in the U.S. Embassy. We have no storage facilities for these items.

These include cell phones, car alarm remotes, music players and headphones, tablet and notebook computers, and similar items.

Please leave them at home or with a friend. If you bring them to the embassy, your appointment will be cancelled, and you will be required to reschedule your appointment.

For details, visit our website: