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CARICOM SPECIAL VISA FACTS
 
   Period of validity

The CARICOM Special Visa is valid for entry into the CARICOM Single Domestic Space from 1 February 2007-15 May 2007.

Countries comprising the Single Domestic Space which will accept the CARICOM SPECIAL VISA:

Antigua and Barbuda Jamaica
Barbados St. Kitts and Nevis
Dominica Saint Lucia
Grenada St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Guyana Trinidad and Tobago

Who needs a CARICOM Special Visa

Nationals of all countries with the EXCEPTION OF THE FOLLOWING will be required to obtain visas for entry into the countries comprising the CARICOM Single Domestic Space:

i. CARICOM Member States and Associate Member States (Except Haiti)

ii. Canada

iii. France and its Overseas Countries and Territories

iv. Germany

v. Ireland

vi. Italy

vii. Japan

viii. The Netherlands and its Overseas Countries and Territories

ix. United Kingdom and its Dependent Territories

x. South Africa

xi. Spain

xii. United States of America and its Dependent Territories

All visitors requiring the CARICOM Special Visa are urged to apply for the visa as soon as possible from the nearest issuing sites which are listed below.

EXEMPTIONS

Air to Sea and Sea to Air Transfers and Cruise Ship passengers arriving in port and moving directly from one terminal to the other will not require the CARICOM Special Visa.

Nationals of countries who would normally need visas but who already enjoy a form of legal status valid on 1st February 2007 conferred by any of the relevant governmental authorities of the ten (10) countries which form the Single Domestic Space WILL NOT require a CARICOM Special Visa.

Examples include:

1. Accredited Diplomats

2. Permanent Residents

3. Persons holding Immigrant Status

4. Holders of Student Visa

5. Persons with Permission to Reside and Work

6. Holders of Work Permits

7. Persons permitted entry prior to 1 February 2007, for example tourists and business persons

The following categories will be issued the Special Entry Permit:

1. Diplomats to be accredited

2. Government Officials and persons providing technical assistance to Member States;

3. Representatives of International and Regional Organisations

STUDENT VISA AND WORK PERMIT

A CARICOM Special Visa does not permit a person to work or study. Persons requiring a work permit or student visa should apply directly to the competent authorities in the relevant Member State. Work Permit or Student Visas must be issued for a minimum period of six months during this timeframe.

EXEMPTION FROM PAYMENT

The visa fee of US$100 or Euro 80 will be waived for the following:

1) Children 12 and under;

2) Non-accredited diplomats or persons traveling on diplomatic or official passports;

3) Teams, Officials, Media and Sponsors and their spouses and Children;

4) Cuban Nationals; and

5) Seamen and airline crew entering to join vessels/aircraft.

ISSUING SITES

Persons residing in Australia and New Zealand can apply for the CARICOM Special Visa in:

Australia

Consulate General of Trinidad and Tobago- Sydney
Level 57
MLC Centre
19-29 Martin Place
Sydney, NSW 2000
Tel: +612-9238-2031

Persons residing in Canada can apply for the CARICOM Special Visa in:

Canada

Consulate General of Jamaica - Toronto
303 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1L3
Tel: 416-598-3008
Fax: 416-598-4928
Email: congentoronto@on.aibn.com

Persons residing in Asia can apply for the CARICOM Special Visa in:

India

High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago - New Delhi
6/25 Shanti Nikatan
New Delhi 110021
Tel: +91-11-2411-8427
Fax: +91-11-2411-8463
Email: admin@hctt.org

Persons residing in the United States of America can apply for the CARICOM Special Visa in:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Consulate General of Jamaica - New York
767 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 212-935-9000
Fax: 212-935- 7507
Email: passport@congenjamaica-ny.org
Website: http://www.Congenjamaica-ny.org 

Consulate General of Jamaica- Miami
842 Ingraham Building
25 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: 305- 374- 8431
Fax: 305-577-4970
Email: jamconmi@bellsouth.net 

Persons residing in the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa can apply for the CARICOM Special Visa in:

United Kingdom High Commission of Barbados - London
1 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3ND
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20-763 14975
Fax: +44 (0) 20-732 36872
Email: caricomvisa@foreign.gov.bb 

The following Remote Sites have been established in order to facilitate persons requiring the CARICOM Special Visa

EUROPE

Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the Office of Specialised Agencies of the United Nations - Geneva
36 rue de lausaunne
1201 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel: 41 22 7315 780/789
Fax: 41 22 7384 420
Email: mission.jamaica@ties.itu.int

Jamaican Embassy
Schmargendorfer Strasse 32
12159, Berlin
Germany
Tel: 00 49 30 85 99 450 or 1
Fax: 00 49 30 85 99 4540 Email: info@jamador.de 

Barbados Embassy
Av. Franklin Roosevelt 100
B-1050 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 322 732 1737/1867
Fax: 322 732 3266
Email: Brussels@foreign.gov.bb

CHINA

Jamaica Embassy
Email: embassy@jamaicagov.cn
Tel: 8610 653 2670-1
Fax: 8610 6532 0669

LATIN AMERICA

Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago
Quinta Serrana
4ta Avenida entre 7a e 8a Transversales
Altamira
Apartado del este 61322
Caracas 1060A
Venezuela Tel: 58 212 261 3748/5796/4772
Fax: 58 212 261 9801
Email: embassytt@cantv.net 

The following is a list of the Immigration Headquarters of the ten countries comprising the Single Domestic Space.

IMMIGRATION HEADQUARTERS:

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
Immigration Office
Radcliffe Street
St. John’s
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-268-562-1387

BARBADOS
Immigration Office
Careenage House
Wharf Road
Bridgetown
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-246-426-1011

DOMINICA
Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force
Bath Road
Roseau
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-767-448-2222

GRENADA
Immigration and Passport Department
Melville Street
St. Georges
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-473-440-2456

GUYANA
Central Immigration Office
Camp Road
Georgetown
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 592-226-4700

JAMAICA
The Immigration Citizenship and Passport Services Division
25 Constant Spring Road
Kingston 10
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-876-754-5249

SAINT LUCIA
Royal Castries Police Force
P.O. Box 109
Bridge Street
Castries
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 758-456-3702

ST.KITTS AND NEVIS
Police Headquarters
Cayon Street
P.O. Box 189
Basseterre
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-869-465-2045

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box 835
Kingstown
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-784-456-1102

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Immigration Department
67 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Attn: Chief Immigration Officer
Tel: 1-868-625-3571

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

No pets will be allowed for travel within the Single Domestic Space . If pets are brought to any port of entry, national legislation would be applied in relation to entry of animals.

WITH RESPECT TO CRUISE SHIPS AND FLOATING HOTELS:

CRUISE SHIPS-

If a sea vessel is in port for less than 24 hours, then a CARICOM Day Pass will be issued to passengers who come ashore;

Each port in a country is treated separately for the purpose of the computation of time.

FLOATING HOTELS-

A Floating Hotel is a sea vessel that is in the Region to provide support to Cricket World Cup in the provision of accommodation regardless of whether the vessel will be in any one Member State Port for the duration or have an itinerary.

Passengers on a floating hotel will require the CARICOM Special Visa according to the rules of Nationality and must apply for it.

WITH RESPECT TO YACHTS

i. Yachts must submit Advance Passenger Information System before arrival in a Port in the Single Domestic Space. This must be submitted 24 hours before arrival if the yacht’s last port of entry was outside the Single Domestic Space and one hour if it was within the Single Domestic Space;

ii. Yachts must submit notice of arrival on Channel 16;

iii. Yachts will be advised to report to an official port of entry for clearance by Immigration, Customs and Port Health;

iv. All persons arriving on board a yacht must submit their passport and E/D Cards and follow the instructions of the immigration officer at the port of entry;

v. Any person who arrives without a CARICOM Special Visa must complete an Application Form which will be considered by the Immigration Authorities. If there are no matches or irregularities with the Passport, a Special Entry Permit is affixed to the Passport. US$100 processing and permit fee is payable prior to the Special Permit being affixed to the travel document.

DIPLOMATS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDERS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF COUNTRIES REQUIRING THE CARICOM SPECIAL VISA

1. DULY ACCREDITED DIPLOMATS who are nationals of countries requiring the CARICOM Special Visa with recognized status as at 1 February 2007 whether Resident or Non Resident ARE EXEMPT from the visa

2. DIPLOMATS being transferred after 1 February 2007 to countries within the Single Domestic Space will be granted a SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT. (GRATIS)

3. Persons attending Meetings in an official capacity and who are holders of DIPLOMATIC OR OFFICIAL PASSPORTS, OR LAISSEZ PASSER from recognised International Organisations will be granted a SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT. (GRATIS)

4. Persons providing Technical Assistance and Consultants under Inter-Governmental Agreements and International and Regional Organisations will be granted a SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT. (GRATIS)

PROCUDURES FOR SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT

1. Foreign State or recognised organization contacts Ministry of Foreign Affairs to outline the information required as set out in Appendix E entitled Details Required to Process Applicants for Special Entry Permit.

APPENDIX E

DETAILS REQUIRED TO PROCESS APPLICANTS FOR SPECIAL ENTRY PERMIT

1. Full name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, Travel Document Number, Country of Issue, Date of Issue, Date of Expiry;

2. Purpose of Visit, Date of Visit, Duration of Visit;

3. Country or Organisation to which attached;

4. Details of spouse, dependents, personal or household staff to be accommodated

2. The above process applies to spouses, dependants and personal/household staff.
 

 
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