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Immigration Department Update

by | Jul 10, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 11Persons who wish to collect passports at the Immigration Building at no 62 Frederick Street Port of Spain would be able to do so at this time.

News Power Now was reliably informed that the immigration department is issuing passports and seeing those who are renewing passports.

For those persons who wish to apply for a new passport, they would be unable to do so at present.

Our source revealed that there are no interviews being conducted at the institution at this time, and there is no indication when those interviews will resume.

Presently all the workers are not out in full force just yet.

For those who choose to make the journey to the Immigration Building on Frederick Street Port of Spain in the hopes of renewing or collecting their passports, they will be met with a closed door.

They will be asked the nature of their business at the institution and then, once they can be helped, they will be let in.

Tempers flared earlier this week, when workers refused to carry out their duties, citing health and safety risks.
Public services Association President Watson Duke, who was on hand at the time, defended the workers’ actions saying that they were within their right to refuse to work in a ‘sick building’.

We have also been reliably informed that the same applies to Immigration Office in the San Fernando.

Things have calmed down considerably, with many just happy that there’s still hope for their travel plans.
Cabinet will be meeting today where it is expected that the issue will be discussed.

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