Dual Citizenship The laws of Barbados make provision for “dual citizenship”. In this regard Barbadian nationals who are Permanent Residents in Canada and qualify to apply for Canadian citizenship may wish to take advantage of this opportunity. While a Permanent Resident holds many of the same rights as a Canadian citizen, there are several important legal benefits to be derived from becoming a Canadian citizen that are not enjoyed by Permanent Residents. These include the right to vote in federal, provincial and municipal elections, the right to carry a Canadian passport and the right to retain Canadian residency if outside of Canada for an extended period of time. In addition, as a Canadian citizen one does not have the risk of deportation should serious legal difficulties be encountered.
Resettling in Barbados For Barbadian nationals planning to resettle in Barbados it is important to know the customs, taxation. and immigration rules and regulations that must be observed; and the import concessions available. If you are planning to resettle in Barbados, please review the Barbados Network Information Bookletand the Barbados Networkers Programme Made Easy. You may also contact the office of the Consulate General of Barbados at Toronto by telephone or e-mail for additional information.