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Organisation : Barbados Electoral & Boundary Commission
Facility : National Registration
Country : Barbados

National Registration : http://www.electoral.barbados.gov.bb/nationalregqualifications.html
Home Page : http://www.electoral.barbados.gov.bb/index.html

Qualifications For National Registration :
Under the Statistics Act Cap. 192, all citizens of Barbados who are resident in the island as well as citizens of other countries who have been permitted by the Chief Immigration Officer to remain in the Island for a period of not less than six (06) months may be registered and receive the Barbados Identification card.

Regulation 10 states that “A person is qualified to be registered if he is :
** a citizen of Barbados or
** a citizen of a country other than Barbados who is granted permission by the Chief Immigration Officer to remain in Barbados for a period of not less than six (06) months.”

What documents are Non-Barbadians required to produce when registering? :
Non-Barbadian citizens are required to produce:
** An original birth certificate OR a valid passport endorsed by the Chief Immigration Officer, Barbados

** An originial document, which is valid for six (06) months or more, indicating the status given by the Chief Immigration Officer, Barbados.

Would a visitor to Barbados who stays over six (06) months qualify for registration and receive the ID card? :
No, visitors do not qualify for registration. Applicants who are citizens of countries other than Barbados and who meet the residental requirements for registration must have been granted by the Chief Immigration Officer, either of the following :-
** Immigration Status
** A Work Permit (valid for six (06) months or more
** Permanent Residence
** A Student Visa (valid for six (06) months or more
** CDB staff and dependdants Status (under the CDB Bank Act 323A).
** CARICOM Skilled Graduated Status
** Rights of Establishment

Would a visitor to Barbados who stays over six months qualify for registration and receive the ID card? :
No, visitors do not qualify for registration. Applicants who are citizens of countries other than Barbados and who meet the residential requirements for registration and have been granted by the Chief Immigration Officer, either of the following
** Immigrant Status
** A Work Permit (valid for six (06) months or more)
** Permanent Residence
** A Student Visa (valid for six (06) months or more)
** CDB staff & dependants status (under the CDB Bank Act 323A)
** CARICOM Skilled Graduate Status
** Rights of Establishment

Who can register a child under 16 years? :
A minor under the age of the age of sixteen (16) years or A parent who is over the age of sixteen (16) years or A guardian who is over the age of eighteen (18) years.
The parent/guardian must produce:-
** child’s original birth certificate or a valid passport
** and parent’s/guardian’s ID card

What is required to change information to be printed on the ID card? :
The documents, required for a change of information to be printed on the ID card, are as follows:
** Change in Date of Birth – Birth Certficate
** Change of name by marriage – Marriage Certificate
** Change of name by divorce – Decree Absolute and Birth Certificate
** Change of name for other reason – Birth Certificate, Registrar’s Certificate, Affidavit and Deed Poll
** Change of Immigration status – Immigration Document

Under what circumstances is an ID card replaced? :
** The photogragh no longer bears close resemblance to the holder
** The ID card holder reaches 65 years of age
** The ID card holder has a change in date of birth or change of name or change in immigration status
** The ID card holder receives a new work permit or student visa
** The ID is lost, defaced or destroyed

NOTE: Non-nationals are required to produce the original status documents or a certified copy from the Chief Immigration Officer, when applying for a replacement.

Under what circumstances is an ID card not replaced? :
Where the previous holder of an ID card has not had his/her Work Permit, Student Visa etc. extended but is issued a Visitor’s Visa, by the Chief Immigration Officer, the ID care will not be replaced.

Under what circumstances is a fee paid for an ID card? :
A fee is paid for replacing an ID card which is lost, defaced or destroyed. This fee is waived for persons 65 years and over.

What is the fee for replacing an ID card? :
The fee for replacing an ID card which is lost, defaced or destroyed is $25.00.

What if I become a citizen after having an ID card? :
On submission of the citizenship document AND the previously held ID card, you may receive a new ID card.

Is there a dress code for taking the photograph for the ID card? :
Yes. When being photographed for the ID card, an applicant shall NOT wear
** A hat, cap, shawl, scarf or any other form of covering for the head; or Tinted spectacles or any other form of tinted eye glasses.

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  1. My mom needs a new ID. What does she need to bring to your department also my mom is in a wheelchair so, you have access for wheelchair?

  2. Keisha Griffith

    I cannot find the website to check my name in the vote list.

  3. How do I change from the yellow ID card to the one with my photo and What documents do I have to travel with?

    1. The Office and Constituency Registration centres provide the service of Replacement of Identification Card.

      Go to the link “electoral.barbados.gov.bb/index.php/registration-centres/” for Constituency Registration Centres. Registration Centres are open 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  4. I want to change my date of birth in the ID card. Is it possible? If so what all the documents need to be produced?

    1. What is required to change information to be printed on the ID card? :
      The documents, required for a change of information to be printed on the ID card, are as follows:
      ** Change in Date of Birth – Birth Certficate
      ** Change of name by marriage – Marriage Certificate
      ** Change of name by divorce – Decree Absolute and Birth Certificate
      ** Change of name for other reason – Birth Certificate, Registrar’s Certificate, Affidavit and Deed Poll
      ** Change of Immigration status – Immigration Document

      Information as provided in the official website of Barbados Electoral & Boundary Commission

  5. I am a Barbadian living overseas. Where can I get an application for a Barbados ID Card? Please help me.

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