In a recent development, Antigua and Barbuda has decided to extend the recall of all machine-readable passports indefinitely.
The move comes as the Prime Minister’s Office acknowledges the ongoing impact of global events on the ability of citizens, both within the country and abroad, to adhere to the previous deadline of December 31, 2023.
The Prime Minister’s Office clarified that all citizens of Antigua and Barbuda possessing a Machine-Readable passport can rest assured that their document will remain valid until its expiration. This extension grants travelers more flexibility in light of the prevailing circumstances.
Furthermore, the passport office will continue its commitment to issuing ePassports to new applicants and individuals with expired passports.
To facilitate the transition to ePassports, which were introduced back in April 2017, the government has made application forms readily available.
Interested parties can obtain these forms locally or through Antigua and Barbuda’s missions in key international locations such as the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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