St Kitts and Nevis Passports to be biometric

St Kitts and Nevis Passports

 

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS –

St. Kitts and Nevis has begin issuing new E (Biometric) passports from January 5th, as per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Labour and Social Security.

The Ministry said in a news release that the new passports, with several improved security features, are being introduced as part of government’s ongoing efforts to prevent fraud and identity theft consistent with its regional and international commitments.

The Passport Office will issue the new E – (Biometric) Passports to citizens and residents, who are applying for the documents for the first time, or to those requesting replacements.

Citizens and residents currently using the machine readable passports will continue doing so, once these are not expired, lost and or damaged.

More information on the various fees to be applied through the purchase of stamps for the issuance of the new E Passport can be obtained from the

Passport Office,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Homeland Security,
Labour & Social Security,
Government Headquarters,
Church Street, Basseterre.

The Ministry said that introduction of the new passport has become necessary given the regional and global efforts to improve security.

St Kitts and Nevis Passports

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