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Immigration Department invites persons to discuss status of applications

Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian B. Penn said appointments will be scheduled to provide persons with an opportunity to discuss existing applications and to further clarify the department’s processes and procedures. Photo: GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons who have lodged applications at the Immigration Department can now discuss the status of these requests with officials from the department.

Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mr Ian B. Penn said appointments will be scheduled to provide persons with an opportunity to discuss existing applications and to further clarify the department’s processes and procedures.

Mr Penn said, “In an effort to improve on the services we currently provide, we have decided to utilise a number of methods to facilitate the process and raise awareness as well. The department is currently in the process of utilising more innovative ways to educate the public and raise awareness of the Immigration Department’s procedures.”

The public is notified that appointments will be scheduled to discuss the status of applications on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Interested persons are asked to contact the Immigration Department at 468-4705 to schedule an appointment.

The Immigration Department continues to build an Immigration Service that facilitates travel, promotes developmental needs and provides exceptional services to the public which is recognised internationally.

3 Responses to “Immigration Department invites persons to discuss status of applications”

  • We say (19/06/2019, 22:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I hope The Grenadian by association is not on the panel. Otherwise ayo doh stand a chance but good going Chief. Transparency and courtesy. Jah Guide.
  • jack (19/06/2019, 22:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok when?
  • legal team (20/06/2019, 03:54) Like (14) Dislike (6) Reply
    We as bv-islanders need to come together and stop this level of pretence, and hypocracy when it comes to the manner in which we address immigration issues.
    In every country,there must be immigration laws,because people will migrant from their place of birth and place of citizenship to other countries where the intervention of immigration is mandatory by law.
    The recent introduction of the amendments to the immigration laws,exposed some bv-islanders on how we view the expats amoung us and how we don't show love to people,and how we love [country?] over people?
    These expats live amoung us for many years and became part of us,and just because the premier decide to fix up their papers,we rage protest against them and petition to block them.
    Donald Trump wants to build a wall to stop Mexicans entering the USA illegally but the expats in the bvi are already in the bvi, legally and we fight them for a little status to have some rights and privileges.
    Mr.Penn,may be you mean good,but I can tell you sir,expats in the bvi,just see your offer as, "Trying to play nice" stop playing nice to the expats and be nice to them..
    Good luck,Mr. Penn.One love bvi.


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