Notice is hereby given that effective Tuesday 9th June, 2015 there will be a temporary suspension in the receipt of applications for the issuance of a new Turks and Caicos Islands passport.
Persons who need to travel urgently, and whose passports are near expiration, that is still valid for up to five months, will be required to apply for an extension to their existing passports in the normal way. Expired passports will not be extended.
Individuals whose applications are currently being processed and who were contacted to submit additional supporting documents in order to complete their passport application, are required to deliver the documents to the One Stop Shop / Customer Service Unit in Grand Turk and Providenciales by Friday, 12th June, 2015.
Failure to meet this deadline will require re-submission of the application using the new form under the new process that is to commence shortly.
Persons, who are holders of a passport that will remain valid for 9 months, or more, are required to submit an application for renewal using the new application form when the new process begins.
The Passport Office will no longer be accepting fees for expediting applications.
Receipt of new passport applications, using the new forms will commence on Monday, June 29, 2015. Forms will be available at the One Stop Shop at all locations, online at www.gov.tc as well as at the Immigration Department on the islands of North, Middle and South Caicos and the District Commissioner’s Office in Salt Cay.
Ministry Border Control and Employment