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  • The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be taking its mobile unit service to residents of May Pen and surrounding areas this Saturday (May 28).
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Operations at PICA, Garth Williams, told JIS News in an interview that the outreach follows a request made by residents to access the services of the agency outside of the normal operating hours.
  • The PICA mobile unit visits rural areas, organisations and community events.

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) will be taking its mobile unit service to residents of May Pen and surrounding areas this Saturday (May 28).

Between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., residents may visit the car park at Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) May Pen Office, located at 7 Windsor Avenue, to apply for their passports.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Operations at PICA, Garth Williams, told JIS News in an interview that the outreach follows a request made by residents to access the services of the agency outside of the normal operating hours.

“This outreach will facilitate more of our customers, who do not have the convenience during the week to access our services, especially children who would have to miss a few hours from school to complete the application process,” he said.

He reminded parents that children three years and older should accompany the adult applying on their behalf.

Mr. Williams informed that residents are required to take along a completed application form and two passport-size photographs, one of which should be certified.  First-time applicants need a photo identification (ID) card (voter ID card or driver’s licence) in addition to their birth certificate.

Payment must be made by manager’s cheque, debit or credit card, as no cash will be accepted.

Mr. Williams informed that all passports should be collected at the May Pen TAJ office where the PICA office is located.

The PICA mobile unit visits rural areas, organisations and community events.

For further details on the mobile unit outreach, persons may contact PICA at 754-4742.