Additional Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about Registration
Would a visitor to Barbados who stays over six (6) 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 must have been granted by the Chief Immigration Officer, either of the following: –
i. Immigrant status
ii. A Work Permit (valid for six (6) months or more)
iii. Permanent Residence
iv. A Student Visa (valid for six (6) months or more)
v. CDB staff & dependants status
vi. CARICOM Skilled Graduate Status
vii. Rights of Establishment
viii. Barbados Welcome Stamp
ix. A special entry permit
x. Spouses of persons with long term Work Permits holder
xi. Spouses of CARICOM Skilled Graduate.
What documents are Barbadians required to produce when registering?
The new Barbados National ID Card, the Trident ID Card is being issued in compliance with international standards for identity security and identity management and in compliance with the requirements of the Barbados Identity Management Act and the Barbados Data Privacy Act. It is therefore necessary to validate the registration information, wherever possible this will be done electronically so that you do not have to acquire new documents.
The following documents in support of your name, date of birth, nationality MAY be produced, if available, upon registration
i. Birth Certificate
ii. Marriage Certificate
iv. Affadavit – must be registered
v. Deed Poll – must be registered
vi. Decree Absolute
vii. Citizenship – For a person who was not born in Barbados and who has been granted this status by the Chief Immigration Officer.
viii. Barbadians resident overseas can produce a valid passport of that country along with their Barbados birth certificate for verification of name by marriage.
What documents are Non-Barbadians required to produce when registering?
If the documents in support of:
Date of birth
Were NOT issued in Barbados, the non-Barbadian issued documents MUST be presented.
- Non-Barbadians citizens are required to produce:
1. An original birth certificate OR a valid passport
2. An original document indicating the status given by the Chief Immigration Officer, which is valid for six (6) months or more. The statuses are:
ii. Permanent Resident Certificate
iii. Immigrant Status Certificate
iv. Student Visa Entry Permit
v. CARICOM Skilled Graduate Certificate
vi. Work Permit
vii. Rights of Establishment Certificate
viii. Special Entry Permit
ix. Reside & Work Permit
xi. Spouses of CARICOM Skilled Graduate
xii. Spouses of persons with long term Work Permits
xiii. CDB Staff & Dependents Certificate
xiv. Barbados Welcome Stamp Visa
Who can register a child under 16 years of age?
- A minor under the age of sixteen (16) years must be registered by:
i. A parent who is over the age of sixteen (16) years or
ii. A guardian who is over the age of eighteen (18) years
What is required to change information on the ID card?
- The documents required for a change of information to be printed on the ID card, are as follows, where possible the department will validate the Barbadian-issued documents electronically, however non-Barbadian-issued documents MUST be presented:
|Type of Change||Document/s Required|
|Change in Date of Birth||i) Birth Certificate|
|Change of name by marriage||i) Marriage Certificate|
|Change of name by divorce||i) Decree Absolute & Birth Certificate|
|Change of name for other reason||
i) Birth Certificate
ii) Registrar’s Certificate
iii) Marriage Certificate
iv) Registered deed poll; (all deed polls presented by Barbadians must be adjudicated and certified by the Registration Department)
v. Decree absolute
vi. Sworn affidavit
vii. Adoption certificate
|Change of immigration status||i) Immigration Document|
Under what circumstances is an ID card replaced?
- Replacement cards are issued where:
i. The photograph no longer bears close resemblance to the holder
ii. The ID card holder has a change of name or change in immigration status.
iii. The ID card holder has a change in immigration status
iv. The ID card is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed, tampered with or defaced
Where the ID card is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed, tampered with or defaced, a report must be made to the Chief Registration/Electoral Officer.
Under what circumstances is an ID card not replaced?
- Where the previous holder of an ID card has not had his/her finite immigration status extended, but is issued a Visitor’s Visa by the Chief Immigration Officer.
Under what circumstances is a fee paid for an ID card?
- A fee is paid for replacing an ID card which is lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed, tampered with or defaced. The fee is waived for persons 65 years and over.
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.