Deadline for the recall of non-machine readable passports not extended

12
Deadline for the recall of non-machine readable passports not extended


PRESS RELEASE –
 Tomorrow Friday, October 31, 2014 marks the official recall date of all non-machine readable passports.

Last year the Cabinet of Ministers agreed that the October 31, 2013 deadline for the national recall of non-machine readable passports had been extended to the end of October 2014.

In 2007 the Government of Saint Lucia took the decision to support the introduction of Machine Readable Passports for the citizens of Saint Lucia. In March of that same year, the Saint Lucia Immigration Department began to issue the Machine Readable Passports to citizens of Saint Lucia.

This new system is in compliance with the standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO, the organization that governs the specifications and guidelines for travel documents. The introduction of the Machine Readable Passports is to enhance the security of travel documents to avoid counterfeiting and fraudulent alterations.

Citizens of Saint Lucia who presently carry non-machine readable passports will be required to apply for a machine-readable passport at the Immigration Department on Bridge Street, Castries before October 31, 2014. Machine Readable Passports (Regular) costs $80 and Machine Readable Passports (expressed service) $130.00.Those existing fees will remain, however replacing a non-machine readable passport with a machine readable passport after the October deadline, will attract a fee of $200.00. At the end of the recall, citizens of Saint Lucia will not be permitted to travel with the non-machine readable passports.
ENDS

(0)(0)

No posts to display

12 COMMENTS

  1. We are a bunch of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site provided us with useful info to work on. You have performed an impressive task and our whole neighborhood will be grateful to you.

    (0)(0)

  2. There should be an island wide protest in term of scandals like these ,if we don't stand and fight nothing will be right ,so stop sitting and what others plight

    (0)(0)

  3. With the increase in price, I hope the service changes too. I paid 130 express and got my passport 3 months later..

    (0)(0)

  4. PLESAE GIVE THE PEOPLE A CHANCE ITS NOT EVERYONE THAT HAS THE MONEY IF THEY HAVE STOP MAKING LIFE HARD FOR THE PEOPLE DO U THINK IF I HAVE MY PASPORT THAT IS EXPIRED AND I AM NOT WORKING DO U REALLY THINK IF I HAVE A BEAR 80 DOLLARS THATS WHAT I WILL THINK OF TO DO WITH IT GIVE THE PEOPLE A BREAK STOP TAKING WHAT THEY HAVE AND TRY TO GIVE BACK THE PEOPLE OF STLUCIA ARE ALREADY GOING THROUGH TOO MUCH

    (0)(0)

  5. Come on now, I kept hearing reminders on the radio stations all year. It's time our St Lucian people educate themselves. The deadline was extended by a whole year. No one to be blamed but themselves.

    (0)(0)

  6. Come on now, I kept hearing reminders on the radio stations all tear. It's time our St Lucian people educate themselves. The deadline was extended by a whole year. No one to be blamed but themselves.

    (0)(0)

  7. Why they did not remind people of their deadline earlier is money they want us to pay after we already have passport which they gave us. Things rough and the government don't care.

    (0)(0)

Comments are closed.