The Department of Immigration today issued the following reminder to all British Overseas Territories Citizen (BOTC) Bermuda passport holders:

  • Do not book/confirm travel plans unless you have a valid passport
  • Generally, passports with a validity of six months or more may be used for travel before there is a requirement to apply for a new passport
  • You can apply for a new passport up to four months prior the expiration of your existing passport
  • Printing of BOTC passports is now done at Her Majesty’s Passport Office, UK and the processing timeline is between four to six weeks
  • Strict guidelines apply for the processing of temporary passports in cases of emergency

The BOTC passport application form is online (only); accessible via

The Department thanks the public for their cooperation with this important reminder.