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Passport fee increases to be pushed back, June date set

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2015 | 11:40 AM
PICA office in Kingston today.

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) has decided to push back the planned application fees hike to June 1.

In a release PICA said effective next Tuesday through to Friday, the agency will accept and process passport applications at the National Indoor Sports Centre starting at 6 a.m. daily.

Earlier this week PICA announced that a new fees structure would take effect on May 26.

PICA said that the fee for a regular adult passport application is to be increased from $4,500 to $6,500.

The fee for a minor will move from $2,700 to $4,000.

Hundreds have since turned out at the PICA offices hoping to avoid the new fees.