Nassau rolls out free US passports

As the Jan. 23, 2007 deadline for obtaining a U.S. passport looms closer, the island of Nassau, the capital of The Bahamas has launched a passport reimbursement programme.For a limited time, travelers in need of both a passport and a tropical vacation can acquire the newly required travel document for free by booking a getaway to Nassau/Paradise Island.

Vacationers who visit Nassau/Paradise Island between Jan. 17 - March 31, staying a minimum of two nights at a participating hotel, can get their passports for free thanks to a program that will reimburse travelers for the application and execution fees for their new U.S. passports (limit 4 rebates per room). Offer is valid for new US passports issued between Dec. 20, 2006 and March 24, 2007.

With passport costs of $97 for adults and $82 for children, the reimbursement program translates into a potential savings of $358 for a family of four. Travelers simply need to download a rebate form from , which they can then complete and submit with a copy of their paid hotel bill, an airline boarding pass for all travelers and a photocopy of each eligible traveler’s passport photo page. It’s that simple ... no strings attached.

  Participating hotels include:

  — Atlantis, Paradise Island
  — Best Western Bay View Suites
  — British Colonial Hilton Nassau
  — Comfort Suites Paradise Island
  — Dillet’s Guest House
  — Graycliff Hotel
  — Harborside Resort at Atlantis
  — Nassau Beach Hotel
  — Nassau Palm Resort & Conference Center
  — One&Only Ocean Club
  — Orange Hill Beach Inn
  — Paradise Harbour Club & Marina
  — Paradise Island Beach Club
  — Paradise Island Harbour Resort All Inclusive
  — Radisson Cable Beach Resort
  — Red Carpet Inn
  — Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
  — The Cove Atlantis
  — Wyndham Nassau Resort
In addition, Nassau/Paradise Island is making the application process that much easier by featuring a comprehensive, user-friendly guide on the destination’s Web site. This special section includes step-by-step directions on how to apply for a new passport, as well as a live, online chat to answer all passport related questions. A toll-free call center manned by passport specialists is also available.


Located just 179 miles east of Florida’s coast, Nassau/Paradise Island is rich in beauty, culture and history. Boasting an ideal combination of action, luxury and relaxation, the island duo offers a variety of accommodation choices, as well as a diverse menu of exhilarating activities, world-class beaches, exciting nightlife, and cultural experiences, ensuring a memorable vacation experience for all travelers. For more information please visit .