Instructions for Applications By Mail


Passport Applications by Mail

  1. Holders of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) [blue passports] are encouraged to submit their applications and uplift their new passports by using a recognized mailing service that facilitates tracking (for example FedEx, USPS, UPS).
  2. Applicants can download the application form and submit along with the current passport, a copy of its bio data page, two (2) recent photographs, relevant supporting document/s if there is any name change and money order payable to Guyana Consulate General New York and a prepaid envelope.
  3. Alternatively, applicants may opt to include an additional payment to facilitate return postage.
  4. In order to avoid processing delays, applicants must complete all relevant sections on the application form, including an email address, if any, and affix their signatures in the two (2) places provided on Pages 2 and 3.
  5. Applicants with access to the internet will be assigned a receipt number to facilitate checking of the passport status on the Consulate’s website.
  6. On receipt of the new passport from Georgetown, the expired passport will be cancelled and returned with the new passport and receipt.


Birth/Marriage/Death Certificate Applications by Mail

  1.  Application forms for Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates can be downloaded from the Consulate’s website or obtained from the Consulate. Every effort must be made to ensure that the form is completed and correct information supplied so as to prevent delays in the processing. For example, ‘call names’ are not acceptable.
  2. In order to ensure that Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates are delivered promptly and are not left lying at the Consulate, applicants will be charged an additional fee for postage by FedEx to the address indicated on the application form. This fee must be paid at the time of application.

“All fee information is found by clicking on the Consular Fees section of the Consulate website”

 

  1. Non-Machine-Readable Passports (Green Passport)
    • Passport Application form should be downloaded from the Consulate’s website at https://www.guyanaconsulatenewyork.org/documents/. Every effort must be made to ensure this form is completed and correct information supplied to prevent delays in the processing. Close attention should be paid to the instructions on Page 1 of the Application form.
    • Documents to be submitted along with the completed and signed passport application are found at: https://www.guyanaconsulatenewyork.org/passports
    • Money order payable to Guyana Consulate General New York for $113
    • To receive information on the status of the application kindly place your email address where requested. Applicants with access to the internet will be assigned a receipt number to facilitate checking of the passport status on the Consulate’s website at https://www.guyanaconsulatenewyork.org/status
    • On receipt of the new passport from Georgetown, the expired passport will be cancelled and returned with the new passport and receipt.
  2. Tax ID
  • Tax ID application form should be downloaded from the Consulate’s website at https://www.guyanaconsulatenewyork.org/documents/
  • Documents to be submitted along with the completed Application form are:
    • Copy of Bio-date page of valid passport
    • Money order payable to Guyana Consulate General New York for $23
  1. Notarization

For notarizations of all legal document applicants are advised to visit their local notaries for these services.

  1. Overseas Registration of Birth
  2. Apostille
  • Email copy of Certificate (Birth/Marriage/Death) by email to [email protected]
  • Upon verification of document, applicant will be contacted with further instructions.
  1. Medical
    • Documents to be submitted are:
      • Original medical certificate
      • Copy of valid photo ID
    • Money order payable to Guyana Consulate General New York for $13
  2. NIS
    • NIS application forms should be downloaded from: https://www.nis.org.gy/downloads
    • All NIS applications must be accompanied by a copy of valid photo ID
    • For Claim for Old Age Benefits, additional documents to be submitted are:
      • Copy of Birth Certificate
      • Copy of National Registration Identification Card/ Passport
      • Copy of Social Security Card (NIS Card)
      • Copy of Affidavit/ Deed Poll (if necessary)
      • Copy of Marriage Certificate (if necessary)
      • A list of your last four (4) Employers (if applicable)
    • For Claim for Survivors Benefit, additional documents to be submitted are:
      • Copy of Death Certificate
      • Copy of Marriage Certificate
      • Copy of applicant Birth Certificate
      • Copy of Deceased ID
      • Copy of Deceased Birth Certificate
      • Copy of Deed Poll/ Affidavit (if either party had a name change)
      • Copy of NIS Card
    • For Application for Undrawn Benefit, additional documents to be submitted are:
      • Copy of Deceased ID
      • Copy of Deceased NIS Card
    • Money order payable to Guyana Consulate General New York for $23
    • NIS Samples can be found at: https://www.guyanaconsulatenewyork.org/documents/