Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Antigua: No More Travelling To Get Canadian Visa

Antigua Observer:- Antiguans and Barbudans will no longer have to endure the added expense of traveling to the Canadian High Commissions in Barbados or Trinidad to apply for a Canadian visa.

This is according to Minister of Foreign Affairs, E.P. “Chet” Greene, who made the major announcement through a press statement on Monday.

The statement read: “the Government of Canada has decided to send a team of officials to Antigua and Barbuda and other member states of the OECS to collect biometrics from nationals of Antigua and Barbuda and the sub-region, seeking visas to enter Canada.”

The release also said that the development was embraced openly by the minister who described it as a “great convenience” to Antiguans and Barbudans, “saving them both time and money since they will no longer have to travel to Trinidad or Barbados to provide their biometric details.”

Furthermore, the Minister praised the work of Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders who, shortly after the introduction of visa requirements, advocated in Ottawa for a mobile Canadian team to visit periodically to gather the biometric data.

Greene said that for over a year, Ambassador Sanders has been meeting officials of the Canada Office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship as well as the Head of the Western Hemisphere Department of the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

He also pointed out that applications for Canadian visas have to be made on-line on the website of Canada Immigration, and once a letter of acceptance has been received, applicants can then provide their biometric data to the mobile Canada team.

The team will collect data in the week of 26th August, 2019.

12 COMMENTS

      • I would not risk a cent this would ever happen under Kenny Anthony because he do not like these countries and vice versa. Who care of the people more?

  1. Not now it’s endless years I saying dat. If u see politicians use to listen and work together things wud be beter.another idea I have been talkin about is doin interviews through something like Skype.

  2. We are not included; well that is simple, only because we have a government with NO VISION! they just don’t don’t care about us! stave if you may!

  3. Be informed that the Canadians biometric team has been here. They were here in February of this year and most likely be here again before year end. Besides making the news only the applicants who were qualified for the visa, after applying, would be aware.

  4. The statement read: “the Government of Canada has decided to send a team of officials to Antigua and Barbuda and other member states of the OECS to collect biometrics from nationals of Antigua and Barbuda and the sub-region, seeking visas to enter Canada.”
    THE THING WITH MOST ST.LUCIANS IS THAT WE DON’T LIKE TO READ AND EVEN IF WE READ SOMETHING WE CAN’T COMPREHEND WHAT WE JUST READ SO WHEN WE OPEN OUR MOUTHS WE TALK A WHOLE LOT OF CRAP WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SUBJECT. WHICH MEAN BOTH RICK WAYNE AND THE P.M ARE RIGHT ABOUT MOST OF US LUCIANS. ALL YA’LL HEAR IS ANTIGUA AND YA’LL GO HIP HIP HORAY INSTEAD OF READING.

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