Don’t leave home without it.
Thinking of traveling to Bermuda?, Your Passport will be the most important document you will be taking with you, it confirms your citizenship, I like to call it your World Citizenship Paper’s. It lets the world know that you are not from Alabama or California but you are a citizen of the United States, Germany or Brazil. A passport will be your best form of Identification when you are traveling. It is widely used when entering countries, checking into Hotels, you most likely will be asked to fill out a police card listing name, passport number, destination, reasons for traveling and a local address. The State Departments Passport Bureau will have the information on obtaining a new or renewal passport. Many countries will require that the passport is valid for least 6 months after departure date from said country.
Certain countries will require in addition to a Passport a Visa; some require a tourist visa while others will require a work visa. Every country has different requirements. When I was flying to France I had to have a work Visa since I was a pilot flying into France, while at the time, if you were vacationing in France you did not need a tourist visa. Some countries will require a Visa for certain citizens; Brazil is an example that requires Visas for citizens of the United States only because the United States requires Visas from Brazilian citizens. Visas are available from the Embassy or Consulate of the country that you will be traveling to.
Passport valid for six months after the intended length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.
Additional Passport Information
Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.
Canadian Nationals who can provide proof of citizenship.
Before entering Bermuda, it is essential to be in possession of either a return or onward ticket to a country to which one has a legal right of entry. Anyone arriving in Bermuda and intending to return to their own country via another one which requires a visa must obtain such a visa before arrival in Bermuda. Visitors are advised to check details with the British Overseas Territories visa section .
Nationals who have the right to reside in the United States (Permanent Resident), Canada (Permanent Resident) or the United Kingdom (no limit on stay in the United Kingdom), and are in possession of proof of such status and a valid passport, do not require Bermuda entry visas.
Transit passengers from countries mentioned above must continue to a third country within five hours by the same aircraft, hold confirmed onward tickets and documentation and not leave the airport.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the Bermuda embassy to check visa requirements
Visa required for nationals of Bulgaria and Romania .
Bermuda Department of Tourism in the USA
675 Third Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: (212) 818 9800.
Identity and Passport Service in the UK
London Passport Office, Globe House, 89 Ecclestone Square, London SW1V 1PN, UK
Tel: 0870 521 0410 (24-hour service).
Opening hours (appointment only): Mon-Fri 0745-1900; Sat 0915-1515.
Bermuda Tourism in the UK
Tulip House, Suite 9, 70 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XF, UK
Tel: (020) 7864 9924.
Caribbean Tourism Organisation in the UK
22 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1BP, UK
Tel: (020) 8948 0057.