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Government prepares for repatriation of printing TCI passports to UK
Published on April 28, 2015 Email To Friend    Print Version

The minister of border control and employment Don-Hue Gardiner in a post cabinet statement noted that, along with other sister overseas territories in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands and in particular his ministry has been preparing over the last two years for the transfer of passport printing to the United Kingdom.

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Don-Hue Gardiner
Gardiner stated that, through post cabinet briefing, the public was informed that preparation was progressing. At the Cabinet meeting of April 15, 2015, it was announced that his ministry was at the stage where the process is more clearly defined and that the machinery is set to be in place to enable passport printing in the United Kingdom to commence during month of June.

“The exact date will be dependent on current stock levels as some of them will be retained and will only be printed on compassionate grounds or urgent government business,” Gardiner said.

From the date of transfer, Turks and Caicos Islands British overseas territories passports will receive the latest biometric version of the passport that is available to British nationals and which includes the highest level of internationally recognised security standards.

Applications will continue to be made during the normal process and the fees for a Turks and Caicos Islands passport will remain the same throughout this financial year, i.e. $150 for an adults passport, $75 for a child’s passport and free for citizens that are 75 years and older.

Processing times for a passport application from the submission of an application to the return of a printed passport is scheduled to be four weeks.

Passport customers are advised to submit their application well in advance of any planned travel dates. Time left on existing valid passports, up to nine months, can be carried over to new passports.

Further information will be provided to the general public via press releases, the government’s website (from which new application forms will be available), as well as through live engagements with the media.
 
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