I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to serve the people of Barbados through Barbados’ mission at Toronto.
Since my arrival in Toronto last August, I have been privileged to meet many Barbadians in Toronto and other provinces and to receive warm welcomes into their homes. It is truly a pleasure to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones.
Having been introduced to several Barbadian organizations and attended a number of their events in the short period of time I have been here, I am immensely pleased to acknowledge the outstanding work being done by these organizations and many individuals in support of Barbadians in Canada and Barbados.
On behalf of the Government and people of Barbados I extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all and particularly to the FosterHall Group for its focus on Barbados through this website.”
......Haynesley Benn, Consul-General
Hon. Haynesley Benn, Consul General Mr. Ferdinand Stephen Gill, Consul Ms. Sophia Lowe, Liaison Officer, Barbados Liaison Service (Consul) Mr. Peter Mayers, Director, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (Consul) Ms. Stacey Hutchinson, Senior Business Development Manager, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (Vice Consul) Mr. Jason Yearwood, Business Development Manager, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (Vice Consul) Mrs. Joy-Anne Cassandra Crichlow, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (Vice Consul) Mr. Neil Weekes, Senior Business Development Officer, Invest Barbados (Vice Consul)
Processing passport applications to be sent to Barbados for issuance by the Chief Immigration Officer
Issuing travel documents on an emergency basis
Assisting Barbadian pensioners residing in Canada
Providing information on resettling in Barbados to Barbadian nationals in Canada
Providing information on:
-Obtaining certified copies of personal records such as birth and marriage certificates - Adopting children in Barbados - Transporting bodies of deceased persons to Barbados for burial
Providing information to non-nationals on:
- Visas - Work permits - Residency Requests - Obtaining Barbadian citizenship
Passports The Civil Aviation Code has mandated that effective Nov 2010; all travelers must be in possession of “Machine Readable Passports”. In this regard the Consulate will no longer be issuing or renewing Barbados passports.
Passports will be issued and renewed by the Immigration Department in Barbados and all applications will be processed by the Consulate for onward transmission to the Chief Immigration Officer, Bridgetown, Barbados. It is in your interest to ensure that all the pertinent sections of the application form are completed and accompanied by the relevant documentation. Applicants should allow for a processing time of approximately six (6) weeks.
The new passport will be issued for ten (10) years and is not renewable. The fee for a passport processed through the Consulate at Toronto is Can $120.00. Payment by cash or bank draft must be made with each application. If submitting an application by mail, do not enclose cash.
Travel Insurance If relatives or friends in Barbados plan to visit you or you are aware of their plans for a trip abroad, you should advise them to purchase travel insurance. You may also purchase travel insurance for relatives or friends visiting you, to cover the period of their visit. More often than not we enjoy problem free travel but we should be prepared for the occasion when misfortune might arise. Travel insurance is a small investment, the benefits of which could significantly reduce the stress and anxieties caused by unforeseen circumstances. Always remember the Boys Scouts motto: “be prepared”
Network Barbados In its efforts to embrace Barbadians in the Diaspora, the Government of Barbados is encouraging all nationals to register with the Consulate. The aim is to compile a comprehensive database of Barbadians in the various consular jurisdictions. To this end the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has designed a special form for recording your information. The information supplied is for the official use of the Government of Barbados and will be kept in the strictest of confidence. To register, please contact the Consulate at 416-214-9880 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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