Barbados News

New Immigration Bill soon

Barbados is moving to expand the categories for which people are entitled to citizenship and permanent residence.

Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, under whose portfolio the Immigration Department falls, says a new Immigration Bill is to be presented to cabinet next year for approval.

He provided insight into some of the measures as he addressed a citizenship induction ceremony.

Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson

Minister Hinkson also revealed the time frame for which persons married to Barbadians are entitled to citizenship is being reduced.

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