Grenadian passport
Caribbean Community Grenada Passport.jpg
Caribbean Community Grenada Passport
TypePassport
Issued by Grenada
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityGrenadian citizenship
Expiration5 years after issuance for individuals under or over 16 years of age.

The Grenadian passport is a travel document is issued to citizens of Grenada, in accordance with Grenada Citizenship Act 1976 (CAP. 54) and the Grenada Constitution, for the purpose of facilitating international travel. It allows the bearer to travel in foreign countries and the Commonwealth of Nations, in accordance with visa requirements, and facilitates the process of securing assistance from Grenadian consular officials abroad, if necessary.

A Grenada passport is a document valid for proof of citizenship. The passport is also a Caricom passport, as Grenada is a member of the Caribbean Community. There are three types of passport booklets: regular, service, or diplomatic passports. Despite the placement of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) logo at the top of the document's cover-page, Grenada passports are issued by the Immigration and Passport Department (an extension arm of the Royal Grenada Police Force) and at the Diplomatic missions and Honorary Consulates of Grenada abroad.

Types of passports

Regular
Grenadian citizens are eligible to a apply for a passport.[1]
Diplomatic
Issuable to Grenadian diplomats accredited overseas and their eligible dependents, to citizens who reside in Grenada and travel abroad for diplomatic work, to the Governor-General of Grenada, to the Prime Minister of Grenada, to the Foreign Minister of Grenada and other Government Ministers are also eligible for a diplomatic passport.

Application

All applicants aged 16 or above are entitled to apply for a standard Grenadian passport.

Children under age of 16 years must have written consent of parent/legal guardian when applying for a passport.

In case of a Lost/Stolen/Damaged passport, a Grenadian citizen must provide an Affidavit Declaration and Police Report accompanying that application.

Passport fees (Effective from 1st of November 2019).

Standard
Emergency Travel Document to Grenada

Grenadian passports may also be issued outside Grenada, for which fees vary per country.

Format

Cover

Grenadian e-passports are dark blue in colour, with logo of CARICOM and the words CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY followed by GRENADA inscribed on top of the booklet. The Grenada coat of arms is prominently emblazoned in the centre of the cover page, followed on the bottom by the inscription of the words PASSPORT on ordinary passports, OFFICIAL PASSPORT on official passports and DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT on diplomatic passports.

Identification page

The following information is printed on the identification page, in: English and French.

1. Photo of Passport Holder 2. Type (PA for passport)
3. Country Code (GRD) 4. Passport Number
5. Surname 6. Given name(s)
7. Nationality (Grenadian) 8. Date of birth
9. Sex 10. Place of birth
11. Date of issue 12. Date of expiry
13. Holder's signature 14. Issuing office

Passport photographs

The standards are:

Passport statement

Grenada passports contain on their inside cover the following words in English only:

These are to request and require in the name of the Governor-General of Grenada all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

Visa requirements for Grenadian citizens

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As of July 2020, Grenadian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 143 countries and territories, ranking the Grenadian passport 35th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[2]

Grenadian citizens can live and work within the OECS as a result of the right of free movement and residence granted in Article 12 of the Revised Treaty of Basseterre.[3]

Holders of a Grenada passport may travel without a visa, or receive a visa upon arrival, to many other countries. As of 28 May 2015, Grenada signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement with the European Union.

This agreement allows citizens of Grenada to visit the countries of Europe who are members of the Schengen Area for up to three months in any six-month period without a visa. Similarly, citizens of Europe (whose countries are members of the Schengen Area) will be able to visit Grenada for the same period without a visa.

Gallery of historical images

See also

References

  1. ^ "Schedule I - PART A-Instructions (Jul 2018)" (PDF). Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2020" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  3. ^ Revised Treaty of Basseterre