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NATIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Would a visitor to Barbados who stays over six months qualify for registration and receive the ID card?

No, visitors do not qualify for registration. Applicants who are citizens of countries other than Barbados and who meet the residential requirements for registration and have been granted by the Chief Immigration Officer, either of the following :-

   Immigrant Status
   A Work Permit (valid for six (06) months or more)
   Permanent Residence
   A Student Visa (valid for six (06) months or more)
   CDB staff & dependants status (under the CDB Bank Act 323A)
   CARICOM Skilled Graduate Status
   Rights of Establishment

Who can register a child under 16 years?

A minor under the age of the age of sixteen (16) years or    A parent who is over the age of sixteen (16) years or
   A guardian who is over the age of eighteen (18) years.
The parent/guardian must produce:-
   child's original birth certificate or a valid passport
   and parent's/guardian's ID card

What is required to change information to be printed on the ID card?

The documents, required for a change of information to be printed on the ID card, are as follows:
   Change in Date of Birth - Birth Certficate
   Change of name by marriage - Marriage Certificate
   Change of name by divorce - Decree Absolute and Birth Certificate
   Change of name for other reason - Birth Certificate, Registrar's Certificate, Affidavit and Deed Poll
   Change of Immigration status - Immigration Document

Under what circumstances is an ID card replaced?

   The photogragh no longer bears close resemblance to the holder
   The ID card holder reaches 65 years of age
   The ID card holder has a change in date of birth or change of name or change in immigration status
   The ID card holder receives a new work permit or student visa
   The ID is lost, defaced or destroyed

NOTE: Non-nationals are required to produce the original status documents or a certified copy from the Chief Immigration Officer, when applying for a replacement.

Under what circumstances is an ID card not replaced?

Where the previous holder of an ID card has not had his/her Work Permit, Student Visa etc. extended but is issued a Visitor's Visa, by the Chief Immigration Officer, the ID care will not be replaced.

Under what circumstances is a fee paid for an ID card?

A fee is paid for replacing an ID card which is lost, defaced or destroyed. This fee is waived for persons 65 years and over.

What is the fee for replacing an ID card?

The fee for replacing an ID card which is lost, defaced or destroyed is $25.00.

What if I become a citizen after having an ID card?

On submission of the citizenship document AND the previously held ID card, you may receive a new ID card.

Is there a dress code for taking the photograph for the ID card?

Yes. When being photographed for the ID card, an applicant shall NOT wear:
   A hat, cap, shawl, scarf or any other form of covering for the head; or
   Tinted spectacles or any other form of tinted eye glasses.