Immigration Department Transitioning To New e-Passports

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The Immigration Department of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) has announced that it will temporarily cease processing new passport applications.

It’s to facilitate the transition to the new e-Passport system.

As a result, the Department will not be processing new passport applications from Tuesday, July 19, 2022, until Monday, July 25, 2022.

“All other services will continue to be offered to the public. Full service will recommence on Tuesday, July 26, 2022,” the RSLPF stated on its Facebook page.

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According to the Facebook post, anyone with an emergency, particularly a medical one, may contact the Police Commissioner’s office at 4563712 for assistance.

Last week, the Department of Home Affairs disclosed that it was working with the Immigration Department, the Canadian Bank Note Company Limited (CBN), and the Saint Lucia Border Control Agency to ensure that the ePassport goes Live on Monday, July 25, 2022

The travel new document will  cost XCD 250.00 per passport for 5 years.

The new ePassport features the latest technology in anti-counterfeit security measures, contains a microchip embedded in the rear cover of the booklet, and adheres to modern international travel standards.

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  1. Can the machine readable passports be used until they expire? Or does one need to get a new e passport before travel even though a machine readable may have just been issued last year for ten years? Id replacement free?

  2. These idiots trying to match the other caricom countries in price but they not seeing the passports are for 10 years.

  3. So these people went to their CARICOM meeting and came back with the idea to match the passport renewal fee to TT and Guyana ? That 250$ fee might even be subsidized so eventually its going to go up to 350/130USD. All the meetings they attend they chose to come back with only the ideas that make THEM more money, sad.

  4. So we going from paying $80 for passport renewal to 250$ for the same 5 years. Im waiting for lowgrade lucian to come and defend that crap here.


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