Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis opened satellite passport office in Eleuthera

ELEUTHERA – Today Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis opened another satellite passport office as part of the Government’s investment in services and infrastructure throughout the Family Islands.The newest Passport Office, located in Governor’s Harbour, is the fourth to be opened across the Family Islands in the last two months. Other offices were recently opened on the islands of Exuma, Inagua and Long Island.“We believe in investing in infrastructure and services across the archipelago, creating environments that foster business and commercial activity,” said Prime Minister Minnis at the official opening ceremony for the new office.“Our goal is to help improve the quality of life in all of our islands. An important part of the Government’s investment in strengthening these communities is to ensure Government services are readily available.”The new Passport Office offers full passport services, including processing renewal of expired passports, enrollment of first-time applicants and biometric fingerprinting.The turnaround time for receipt of passports is between five and seven days.Since the Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the satellite initiative two months ago, 43 passports have been issued in Inagua; 209 passports in Exuma; and 42 passports in Long Island, said the Prime Minister.