ISSUANCE OF EMERGENCY TEMPORARY PASSPORT/EXTENSION OF PASSPORTS

The Department of Registration and Citizenship within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment wishes to remind all citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands of the importance of checking the validity of their passports whether there are immediate plans to travel, or not. More significantly, the expiry dates on passports must be checked prior to purchasing airline tickets as there are strict guidelines governing the issuance of TCI emergency passport stock.

Emergency temporary passports may be issued locally under the following conditions:

  • Contact from Interhealth Canada regarding an EMERGENCY transfer of a patient to another country,
  • Urgent business travel by Government Officials and Parliamentarians, and
  • Any other travel that may be considered on compassionate grounds.

Further, the Department wishes to advise that Extension to Passports will only be given under careful scrutiny and only if the passport is valid for less than six (6) months.

Additional information and forms may be found on the website www.gov.tc/passports

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HOST STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ON IMPORTATION

THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

PLANT HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION

The General Public is hereby invited to a Department of Agriculture– Plant Health Services Division Stakeholder Meeting to discuss matters relevant to the importation of Regulated Articles (Live Plants, Cut Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables etc.).

DATE:              Thursday, November 2, 2017

VENUE:           Department of Planning Conference Room, Leeward Highway, Providenciales (Old Palmco

                        Building next to Central Square)

TIME:              10:00 am to 12:30 pm

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

* Procedure for the importation of Regulated Articles.

* New packaging requirements for air and sea imported regulated articles.

* Penalties for violation of the Plant Health Ordinance.

* A description of satisfactory and unsatisfactory fruits and vegetables.

           Any Other Business

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tele. 1.649.946.5801, Fax: 1.649.941.7587; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2018/19 REGISTER OF ELECTORS

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

Supervisor of Elections Mr. Lister Dudley Lewis has advised that the Turks and Caicos Islands Register of Electors is currently being updated and a new Register to be published on March 31, 2018.

Individuals who are not on the current register but who wish to be included in the new Register of Electors will have until November 30, 2017 to contact the Elections Office with the relevant documentation.

Registration for the Register of Electors is an ongoing process, however, in accordance with the Elections Ordinance, an updated Register is due on March 31 in each year.

Mr. Lewis encourage persons to apply to be included on the Register especially those who have turned 17 years old since 1st March 2017, also those persons who are over 18 and did not apply to join previous registers.

He noted “Eligible voters on the present Register of Electors do not need to re-apply to be included in the new one. They will be automatically included unless they notify the Elections Office that they have changed their name or place of residence, or no longer meet the eligibility criteria. This includes being resident in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for at least 12 out of 24 months”.

The Elections Supervisor advises that his office will await the approval of applicants TC Islander status by the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services before he will consider approving applications to add names to the Electors List and Register of Electors.

Potential new Electors he said should complete the required voter registration application form and those who have already obtained the Status Card, but did not submit an application form are encouraged to prepare and submit it during this process.

Mr. Lewis further advises that if persons do not register their names will not be added to the Preliminary List or Register for 2018.

Application forms for inclusion on the TCI Register of Electors may be collected from the temporary Elections Office located at the Strategic Policy and Planning Unit, South Base, Grand Turk, Elections Office Providenciales Butterfield Square and the District Commissioner’s Officers in Salt Cay, South Caicos, Middle Caicos (Conch Bar) and North Caicos (Bottle Creek).

The relocation of the elections office Grand Turk is as a result of severe damages sustained during the passing of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Mr. Lewis said, he regret any inconvenience the re-location has caused but encourage persons to register.

For further information on the electoral registration process, please contact the Temporary Elections Office, Grand Turk (Telephone 946-2558 or 1 649-338-2302) or Supervisor on Telephone 946 342 5328 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or Providenciales Elections Office (Telephone 1-649-338-4681).

For information on the verification of TC Islander status and the issuing of TC Islander Status Cards, please contact Ministry of Border Control and employment Services.

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

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