CHANGES TO THE (BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY CITIZEN – ANGUILLA) PASSPORT

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By anguillian March 30, 2015 10:35

 

 

Non EU Variant Passport The Valley 24 March 2015 – The Department of Public Administration with responsibility for the Anguilla Passport Office would like to inform citizens about the changes to the British overseas territories citizen passport.
The process for applying and receiving a British overseas territories citizen passport will not change; the passport will be printed by Her Majesty’s Passport Office in the United Kingdom.

From early April 2015, passports for British overseas territories citizens will take up to four weeks to process from the date that an application is submitted to the local passport office. Fees will remain the same until further notice.

By printing these passports in the UK, British overseas territories citizens will receive the latest biometric version of the passport that is available to British nationals, and which includes the highest level of internationally recognised security standards.
Passport customers are advised to submit their application well in advance of any planned travel dates. Time left on an existing passport is added to your new one, up to a maximum of 9 months.

The new style British overseas territories citizen passports showing ‘Anguilla’ on the front cover will be available from May 2015. Until this date, British overseas territories citizen passports printed in the UK will receive the passport currently issued to non-EU Citizens.PassportCover

The Anguilla Passport Office will retain a stock of passports for emergency purposes only which can be printed on compassionate grounds, or for urgent Government business.

If you hold any other British passport you must check your name, place of birth and date of birth within this before applying for a British overseas territories citizen passport. If your details have changed, for example because you have just got married and changed your name, you will also need to apply for a new British citizen passport.

For more information contact the Anguilla Passport Office located upstairs the James Ronald Webster Building. Or call 497 7394.

– Press Release
(Published without editing by The Anguillian newspaper.)

 

 

Questions & Answers

What is changing in April 2015?
From early April 2015 passports for British overseas territories citizens in Anguilla will be printed from the UK. Until May 2015 a non-EU variant passport will be printed by HM Passport Office in the UK.

Why are we being issued with a different passport until May 2015?
The new style British overseas territories citizen passport showing ‘Anguilla’ on the front cover will not be available until May 2015.

Why the change?
All passports for British nationals will be printed in the UK. British overseas territories citizens will therefore receive the latest biometric version of the passport which includes the highest level of internationally recognised security standards.

Where will I make an application for a passport?
All applications for the Anguilla British overseas territories citizens passport will still be submitted at the Passport Office in the Valley. Authorisation and approval of your Anguilla British overseas territories citizens passport application will remain the responsibility of the Anguilla Passport Office.

Will there be more security features in the passport?
Yes, the passport will be biometric and have enhanced security features of the latest UK passport. This change will also ensure that Anguilla will be included in any future changes regarding security enhancements to the passport.

Will I have to pay for the courier to and from the UK?
No, it is included in the cost of the Passport.

How long will it take to get a passport?
Customers will be notified by the Anguilla Passport Office when to collect their passport, but should allow up to four weeks from when the application is submitted to the passport office.

What if I need a passport in less than four weeks?
If you need a passport in less than four weeks, you must fit the criteria for compassionate grounds or urgent Government business to enable a passport to be issued.

Why does my British citizen passport need to have the same personal details when I apply for my British Overseas Territories passport?
If you hold a British citizen passport, your name, place and date of birth on it and your new British overseas territories citizens passport must be the same as you can only have a single identity on your passports.

Will I need to show my British citizen passport when I apply?
Yes, you should bring your British citizen passport (if you currently hold one) when you apply for your British overseas territories citizen passport. We need to confirm that your details on your British citizen passport match those that will appear on your new British overseas territories citizen passport.

What should I do if my personal details have changed in my British citizen passport when applying for a BOTC passport?
You will need to apply for a new British citizen passport at the same time when you apply for your British overseas territories citizens’ passport.

What is the cost of the passport?
Fees will remain the same until further notice.

How do I replace my lost or stolen passport?
You should make a report to the local authorities (police station), and complete an LS01 form which can be obtained from the police station, Anguilla Passport Office or via the following link:. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-a-lost-or-stolen-passport-form-ls01. You should complete the form and forward to your local passport office.

If I have any questions regarding passport print centralisation who should I ask?
You should contact the Anguilla Passport Office who will assist with your query.

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By anguillian March 30, 2015 10:35

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