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‘Incredibly Productive Series Of Meetings’ In UK

‘Incredibly Productive Series Of Meetings’ In UK

During a day of meetings in London last week, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines met with the Home Office Minister Seema Kennedy MP to “advance the ongoing discussions around the passport issues Bermudians continue to experience since the printing was assumed by the UK Government,” the Government said. Minister Wayne Caines with... Read more of this article

Ministry Working To Resolve Passport Issue

Ministry Working To Resolve Passport Issue

Some Bermudians continue to experience issues when traveling on a Bermuda passport — which is due to an issue with the electronic coding with the passports which are now issued from the UK – and Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said the Ministry has “given resolving this matter urgent priority.” The Minister said,... Read more of this article

‘Need To Resolve Bermuda’s Passport Issue’

‘Need To Resolve Bermuda’s Passport Issue’

Premier David Burt and Minister Walton Brown met with Her Majesty’s Passport Office in London where they discussed the “urgent need to resolve Bermuda’s passport issue.” A Government spokesperson said, “Earlier today, during the Joint Ministerial Council meetings in London, Premier the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP and Minister for the... Read more of this article

Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

The Department of Immigration today [May 23] issued the following reminder to all British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] Bermuda passport holders.Do not book/confirm travel plans unless you have a valid passportGenerally, passports with a validity of six months or more may be used for travel before there is a requirement to apply for a new... Read more of this article

UK Passports To Have Blue Covers After Brexit

UK Passports To Have Blue Covers After Brexit

The covers of UK passports will be returning to blue after the UK leaves the European Union, British officials have announced. The UK Government website said, “After Brexit, the UK travel document will no longer be required to conform to EU standards. So in a move to symbolise our national identity, the cover will be changing from the standard... Read more of this article

Govt House Sought HMPO Guidance On Solution

Govt House Sought HMPO Guidance On Solution

Government House has been liaising with Her Majesty’s Passport Office [HMPO] on a “solution to the difficulties some passport holders are encountering on travelling to the US and await their response,” a Government House spokesperson said. Passport Issue Some Bermudians have been experiencing issues at some United States borders outside... Read more of this article

Minister Updates On Passport/U.S. Visa Issue

Minister Updates On Passport/U.S. Visa Issue

Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin provided an update on the passport/visa issue in the House of Assembly today [March 10], saying that the Ministry is “working assiduously to find options that may assist in eliminating this problem.” The Minister said, “We recently became aware that some Bermudians were experiencing... Read more of this article

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

U.S. Consulate Statement On Passport/Visa Issue

Saying that they “recently became aware that some Bermudians were experiencing additional questions or delays at some international borders,” the U.S. Consulate said that “immigration policy related to Bermuda has not changed and Bermudians do not require a visa to enter the United States, as has been long-standing policy.” The... Read more of this article

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

Dept In ‘Discussions’ To Resolve Passport Issue

The Department of Immigration said they are aware of the current issue with the new BOTC [Bermuda] passport — with holders being told that they need a US visa to enter the US — and said they have had discussions with Her Majesty’s Passport Office, the Deputy Governor, the US Consul General, and US Custom and Border Protection “with... Read more of this article

Minister: Must Sign Passport After It Is Issued

Minister: Must Sign Passport After It Is Issued

Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin advised of another change to the passport process, saying that Her Majesty’s Passport Office is now requiring passport applicants to sign their passports after it is issued. The Minister said, “With the goal to remove the requirement, in the future, for passport... Read more of this article

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

UK To Print Passports, Up To 4 Weeks To Process

Starting at the end of next month, passports will take up to four weeks to process from the date that an application is submitted to the Bermuda Passport Office as the passport will be printed in the UK, the Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said in the House of Assembly today [May 27]. The Minister said, “From June 29, 2016, passports... Read more of this article

UK To Print BOTC Passports Starting In June

UK To Print BOTC Passports Starting In June

Minister of Home Affairs Patricia Gordon-Pamplin said she wishes to formally advise the general public that on June 29, 2016, British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] passports will be printed in the UK. The Bermuda Passport Office, the Department of Immigration will continue to receive applications for BOTC passports. Minister Gordon-Pamplin said... Read more of this article

Changes To Passport Processing On June 5th

Changes To Passport Processing On June 5th

Changes to the processing of British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] passports will take effect on Friday June 5th of this year, Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said today [May 27] in the Senate. Minister Fahy said, “The significant changes relate passport personalization, printing and dispatch of BOTC passports. All of these functions... Read more of this article