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Machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer for CARICOM staff

Posted in: Press Releases by volderine | 04 December 2017 | 1996

    Delegates display  a specimen of the travel document
    Delegates display a specimen of the travel document

    Last November, a specimen of the new machine readable CARICOM Laissez Passer was introduced to representatives attending the Special Meeting of Chiefs of Immigration and Comptrollers of Customs (CICC), in Trinidad and Tobago. Heads of Immigration within the Caribbean Community received the specimen and a formal folder explaining the features and other technical aspects.

    According to Deputy Secretary-General of the Community, Dr. Manorma Soeknandan, it was the first phase and there is still some work to  be done.

    The CARICOM Laissez-Passer (LP) is the official travel document issued by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat under the provisions of Article X of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the CARICOM Secretariat.  It is  a valid travel document, which can be used like a national passport in connection with travel on official missions only.

    The meeting was convened by CARICOM’s Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), an institution of the Community which has the responsibility for administering a collective response to the crime and security priorities of CARICOM Member States.