Monday 19 October, 2020

Passport, visa appointments cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions

(File Photo) BGIS

(File Photo) BGIS

Due to the ongoing response to the global pandemic COVID-19, the Barbados Immigration Department has implemented the following precautionary measures with immediate effect, in order to prioritize the health and safety of workers.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS

  • Cancellation of all appointments.
     
  • Applications will ONLY be accepted in cases of emergency relating to persons who are required to travel urgently for medical, bereavement, work or any other circumstances that the Chief Immigration Officer may deem as an emergency Appointments may be made by visiting the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bb.
     
  • Suspension of the Saturday passport service.
     
  • Discontinuation of walk-ins.

APPLICATIONS FOR VARIOUS FORMS OF STATUS & VISAS

  • Cancellation of all appointments (persons will be contacted by the relevant personnel for rescheduling)
     
  • Applications will ONLY be accepted by persons seeking to renew their status in order to acquire Barbados Identification cards of Driver’s license or any other circumstances that the Chief Immigration Officer may deem as an emergency.
     
  • Applications that have already been submitted will be evaluated and persons contacted by the relevant personnel.

ENDORSEMENT OF PASSPORTS

  • No passports will be accepted.  Passports already submitted will be returned after processing is completed.

COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES, PASSPORTS & PAYMENT OF FEES

  • Persons will be accepted on a walk-in basis.

EXTENSION OF STAY

  • No applications will be accepted. Applications that have already been submitted will be evaluated and persons contacted by the relevant personnel.

ENTRY VISAS

  • All applications will be placed on hold pending confirmation of travel and appointments with the US Embassy.

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