Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Ready, set, register: Young outlines Venezuelan registration process

National Security Minister Stuart Young gives details on the soon-to-be-rolled out Venezuelan migrant registration policy May 24, 2019.

National Security Minister Stuart Young gives details on the soon-to-be-rolled out Venezuelan migrant registration policy May 24, 2019.

Government is on track to roll out its Venezuelan migrant registration policy on May 31.

Speaking at a media conference on Friday, National Security Minister Stuart Young provided more details on the registration process as the date for the launch of the exercise draws nearer.

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He said Government has revised down the number of registration centres from five to three which will be used for this exercise.

There will be three registration centres: at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain; Achievor’s Banquet Hall, San Fernando; and Caroline Building, Wilson Road, Scarborough, Tobago. Online registration will also be available.

Minister Young said many T&T nationals have come forward and volunteered as interpreters to assist in the registration of Venezuelan nationals, to the extent that it is oversubscribed.

He indicated that registration cards will only be given to Venezuelan nationals over the age of 16. The cards will be fitted with security features which Immigration officials will be able to scan and use for their database.

Young assured that no one will be turned away and urged Venezuelans to disregard groups encouraging them not to register.

The registration process is mandatory for all Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago both legally and illegally. The Minister stressed that the consequence for not registering during the two –week window is the enforcement of law regarding illegal entry, as it currently stands.

The communication rollout detailing the registration process will be launched immediately following today’s conference.

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