Passport fee increases to be pushed back, June date set
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.