No More Excuses For Immigration Department

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

There should be no excuse for the Barbados Immigration Department not processing the applications of Barbadians in a timelier manner. That’s the assertion of Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, following a tour of the Department’s new headquarters in the Princess Alice Corporate Centre on Monday. He was joined by Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry; Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne …

Airport Kiosks Up & Running Under Pilot Project

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The 16 kiosks at the Grantley Adams International Airport are operational, and travellers have been encouraged to use them. Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, called on persons to use the kiosks on arriving in Barbados, in an effort to fast track the process before they see an Immigration Officer. He extended this invitation after touring the new headquarters of …

Barbados Switches To E-Passports

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Persons applying for Barbados passports for the first time, or those seeking to renew them, will now be issued with an e-passport. This comes as the Barbados Immigration Department commences the phasing out of the machine-readable passport for the e-passport, following a recommendation by the International Civil Aviation Authority as the new standard to be adopted for travel document issuance. …

More Sections Of Immigration Department Relocate

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The CARICOM, Special Entry Permits and Immigration Status/Permanent Residence sections of the Barbados Immigration Department have relocated to the Department’s new headquarters at the Princess Alice Corporate Centre, Princess Alice Highway. Persons doing business with these sections are encouraged to visit the Princess Alice Corporate Centre, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., or may call the Department via the PBX …

78 Officially Become Barbadian Citizens

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Barbados is now officially home to 78 persons who said goodbye to their native lands and came to the island in search of a home, job and better life. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, welcomed the island’s newest citizens during a Citizenship Induction ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday. The ceremony was also attended and addressed by Permanent …

Customer Service Upgrade For Immigration Dept

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Less bureaucracy, more rapid responses, reduced levels of paperwork, less queuing and significantly enhanced levels of service. These are just some of the improvements the Barbados Immigration Department is promising as it continues a systematic overhaul of its objectives and operations in order to offer “the best citizen-centred service possible”. Permanent Secretary in the Division of Defence and Security, Timothy …

New HQ For Immigration Department

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Immigration officers will be relocated to brand new headquarters later this year in the Princess Alice Corporate Centre in Bridgetown. Minister with responsibility for Immigration, Senator Darcy Boyce, told the officers on Monday that work on the building, being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, was at “a very advanced stage” and expected to be completed by August. Features of …

New Numbers At Immigration Dept.

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is asked to note that new telephone numbers are in use at the Barbados Immigration Department. The new PBX number is 535-4100. The full list of numbers may be found in the 2016 – 2017 Yellow Pages Directory, as well as on the Department’s website at www.immigration.gov.bb, and the Government portal at www.gov.bb. joycspring@gmail.com See also: READ MORE …

Passport Kiosks At Airport Next February

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Minister with responsibility for Immigration, Senator Darcy Boyce, announced today that new border control technology would be introduced at the Grantley Adams International Airport next year, aimed at speeding up the processing of arriving passengers. Speaking at a citizenship induction ceremony hosted by the Immigration Department at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Senator Boyce assured immigration officers that the new …

Immigration Complaints Being Investigated

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The Barbados Immigration Department is investigating a complaint by a Jamaican national that she was mistreated by immigration officers at the Grantley Adams International Airport after arriving by air from Trinidad on August 27. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, said today that once the department’s investigations have been completed, a comprehensive response to the incident will be issued through the …