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Passport processing operations continuing smoothly at Indoor Sports Centre

Published:Thursday | May 28, 2015 | 9:59 AM
In this file photo, a Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency official hands out numbers to persons applying for passports outside PICA's temporary facility at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston.

The Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) says operations are continuing to run smoothly at its temporary location at the National Indoor Sports Centre, in St Andrew.

PICA says since moving to that location on Monday, it has been processing up to 1,200 applications each day.

The agency says it is now speeding up plans to acquire a new head office and implement online applications.

Meanwhile, the agency is reminding the public that no new applications are processed at its locations in Portmore and May Pen on the last two working days of each month.

It says this is because of an agreement with the tax offices where its facilities are located to have those as blackout days.

PICA says as a result persons from those areas will have to go to the National Indoor Sports Centre.

There’s been a rush by many Jamaicans to get passports following the announcement that fees are to be increased on June 1.