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OBA: Any Progress On Passport Processing?

OBA: Any Progress On Passport Processing?

“The Government’s inefficiencies are depriving Bermudians of the fundamental right to freedom of movement as promised in the constitution,” OBA MP Jarion Richardson said in regards to passport processing. Mr Richardson — the Deputy Leader of the OBA and Shadow Minister for Labour & the Cabinet — said, “Has Economy... Read more of this article

Update On Bermuda Passport Processing Times

Update On Bermuda Passport Processing Times

“The current processing times have, in some cases, been up to 20 weeks. It is anticipated that with the addition of new staff the process will return 11 weeks,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said in regards to passport processing times. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 1] the Minister said, “First and foremost,... Read more of this article

‘No Real Progress On Return Of BMU Codes’

‘No Real Progress On Return Of BMU Codes’

“Sadly still no real progress on the return of BMU codes to Bermuda passports,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “it is unfortunate for Bermudians negatively affected by @GOVUK’s decision to take back passport printing from Overseas Territories that there has been no resolution in 6 years.” The UK took over the printing... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Lammy, Doughty & Collins

Premier Meets With Lammy, Doughty & Collins

Premier David Burt met with British Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, Shadow Minister for Foreign, Commonwealth + Development Affairs Stephen Doughty and Lord Collins of Highbury to “discuss the return of passport printing to the Bermuda Government.” The UK took over the printing of British Overseas Territories passports back in 2016,... Read more of this article

UK Govt Advises Of Passport Processing Delays

UK Govt Advises Of Passport Processing Delays

The Department of Immigration is advising “that the UK Government has confirmed that individuals attempting to renew their BOTC [Bermuda] passports, acquire initial passports, or have their lost or stolen passports replaced can expect delays of up to 11 weeks.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department also wishes to highlight that due to... Read more of this article

Passport Processing Delays Of Up To 11 Weeks

Passport Processing Delays Of Up To 11 Weeks

People attempting to renew their Bermuda passports, acquire initial passports, or have their lost or stolen passports replaced “can expect delays up to 11 weeks,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Immigration wishes to advise the public that the UK Government has confirmed that individuals... Read more of this article

‘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