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  • The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be offering a three-day passport service at the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference from June 13 to 18, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.
  • PICA will also have an Immigration Officer on location to facilitate processing of immigration documents, offer information and citizenship services to patrons.
  • The services will be offered as part of the Government at Your Service ‘One Stop Shop’ feature of the conference.

The Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be offering a three-day passport service at the 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference from June 13 to 18, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, in St. James.

“Because it is a short week… if someone comes on Monday they can get back their passport on Wednesday; though our standard service is for seven days,” Director of Customer Service at PICA, Lesline Chisholm, told JIS News in an interview.

PICA will also have an Immigration Officer on location to facilitate processing of immigration documents, offer information and citizenship services to patrons.

“We are having a full house service and we are looking forward to having members of our Diaspora there and we are really excited about it,” she said.

The services will be offered as part of the Government at Your Service ‘One Stop Shop’ feature of the conference. This feature is a collaboration of public sector agencies offering attendees fast-tracked government services.

The forum is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in collaboration with the Jamaica Diaspora Foundation, the Jamaica Diaspora Institute, the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board Members, key community persons and Diaspora community groups, under the theme – ‘Jamaica and the Diaspora: Linking for Growth and Prosperity’.

This year, the conference promises to be bigger and better, with the organisers anticipating a robust turnout of Diaspora members.