Monday, December 9, 2019

Saint Lucians can now submit data for visas at the Canadian High Commission in Barbados

Canada has announced that Nationals of Saint Lucia can now submit biometric data for visas at the Canadian High Commission in Barbados, in addition to Trinidad and Tobago, the Embassy of Saint Lucia to the United States of America has disclosed.

An embassy release quoted Ambassador Anton Edmunds as saying that the additional location for visa access is a welcome step.

Edmunds, who also serves as non-resident High Commissioner to Canada, said it gives Saint Lucian nationals options, and indicates a responsiveness by Canada to the government of Saint Lucia’s stated concerns about costs associated with travel to Trinidad and Tobago.

“The government of Saint Lucia will continue to advocate for a scenario where there is the deployment of mobile solutions to collect biometric data, and one which includes Saint Lucia as a regular recipient of such a service,” the Saint Lucian diplomat stated.

He explained that this would further reduce costs to individuals and families interested in travelling to Canada.

On September 11, 2012, the Canadian government  implemented visa requirements  for all visitors to Canada who are Saint Lucia or Saint Vincent citizens.

According to news reports, a key reason for the move was unreliable travel documents.

Canadian authorities were reported to be concerned that criminals from both countries could legally change their names and acquire new passports.

It was reported that in some instances, people who were removed from Canada as security risks later returned using different passports.


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