Thursday 29 October, 2020

No new immigration applications before the end of May due to COVID-19

Barbados Immigration Department (FILE)

Barbados Immigration Department (FILE)

New applications for the renewal and/or grant of any permit or form of status will not be accepted until May 30.

This announcement comes from the Immigration Department.

Following the notice that the Department has now reopened, members of the public are now asked to note that all applications, which expired during the period March 28 to May 4, have been granted another extension.

They are now extended until May 30, 2020.

Additionally, applications that have already been submitted will be evaluated and persons contacted by the relevant personnel.

As it pertains to conducting business at the Department, it is no longer business as usual.

The Barbados Immigration Department will recommence operations from today, from 9 am until 2 pm.

But, in the wake of the ongoing response and public health concern relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department’s physical interaction with the public will be restricted to those persons paying outstanding fees, until May 18.

All other persons seeking to conduct business with the department are required to call 535-4100, or email

Persons visiting the department are required to wear face masks, whether disposable or cloth, and they must practise social distancing remaining at least six feet apart.

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