(1) Electronic passports - (ePassports)These passports were launched on 4th March 2014. There are three kinds: Ordinary (blue), Official (green) and Diplomatic (burgundy).
(2) Ordinary passports
These are issued to the general public. They are valid for a period of ten (10) years for persons 16 years and older; and five (5) years for persons under the age of 16 years.
(3) a. The time/period for processing and issuing of the travel documents (as long as all requirements are met) are as follows:
- Renewals - Seven (7) working days
- First time applicants - fourteen (14) working days (descent )one (1) month
- First time applicants (descent ) - one (1) month
(3) b. The fees are:
- Applicants 16 years and over - $150
- Applicants under 16 years - $80
(3) c. Express Service:
1 day - $90.00
2 - 3 days - $60.00
4 - 5 days - $40.00
(4) Passport Application Forms
There are two (2) types of passport application forms:
- forms for persons 16 years and older - Cost: $15.00 (revenue stamps)
- forms for persons under 16 years - Cost: $10.00 (revenue stamps)
(5) Requirements for Passports
First time applicants are required to present:
1. the original and a copy of their birth certificate.
2. the original and a copy of their marriage certificate, (if applicable).
3. National ID card (persons under the age of 16 years can present their Multi-Purpose Identification Card [MPID]).
(6) Diaspora Citizens
Citizens living in Canada, United States of America and United Kingdom are required to use the services of the consulate in the states mentioned.
Fees for submission of passport application forms in the named countries are as follows:
|Canada||CDN$145.00 - Adults|
|CDN$75.00 - Children|
CDN$225.00 - Replacement
|United Kingdom||£75.00 - Adults|
|£40.00 - Children|
|£110.00 - Replacement|
|United States||US$150.00 - Adults|
|US$80.00 - Children|
|US$225.00 - Replacement|
PLEASE NOTE THAT ADDITIONAL FEES WOULD BE CHARGED FOR STAMP DUTY AND COURIER SERVICE.