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Barbados - Obtain National Identification Card

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Introduction

If you are going to be residing or working in Barbados, you may want to obtain identification from that country. A national identification card is an identity card that each citizen or resident in a country is issued and required to carry and display under certain circumstances.

Eligibility

A person must be:

  • 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.

A Barbados identification card is available not only to citizens of Barbados, but also to residents who have lived in the country three or more years.

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Instructions

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Barbados.
  2. Present the proper documents stated below to apply for national identification card.
  3. Complete an application form.
  4. Have your photograph taken.

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Required Documents

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Passport
  • Affidavit - must be registered by the Registrar
  • Deed Poll - must be registered by the Registrar
  • Decree Absolute
  • Citizenship - For a person who was not born in Barbados and who has been granted this status by the Chief Immigration Officer
  • Barbadians resident overseas can produce a valid passport of that country along with their Barbados birth certificate for verification of name by marriage.

Fees

There is no fee for obtaining a national identification card. However, there is a fee of $25.00 for replacing Identification Cards which are lost, defaced or destroyed.

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Contact Number: 1-246-227-5800

For a list of Constituency Offices: http://www.electoral.barbados.gov.bb/constituencies.html

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Video

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Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Applying for a National Registration Number: http://www.gov.bb/bigportal/big/howdois/showHowDoI.php?file=nrnappl.xml
The Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission: http://www.electoral.barbados.gov.bb/index.html

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