Delays in processing applications for permanent residence & citizenship

To all Authorized Marketing Agents – Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program

Dear Colleagues,

Recently you have been aware that increasingly delays are being experienced in the approved process for applications, which you have submitted to the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Committee for the granting of Permanent Residence and or Citizenship.

This is due mainly to delays in receiving reports from our security vetting partners which is a critical component of our diligence process to which each application received is subject to. In light of the current international security climate and the need for increased vigilance, these reports are critical to the conclusion of our process of applications so we are mandated to wait on them.

While our goal is to provide the  best service to you and meet promised deadlines, we are also required to adhere to the stipulated regulations and standards. We are asking you, therefore, to bear with us as we seek solution to eliminating these delays.

Please be aware that this office is working assiduously to meet deadlines and we undertake to provide status updates to you in a timely manner, whenever there are delays

We thank you for you sterling support of the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Program

letter to Marketing Agents – Delays in Processing Applications.

Source : http://www.cbi.gov.gd/delays-processing-applications-permanent-residence-citizenship/

 

Visa Information System (VIS)

The VIS is a system for the exchange of visa data among Schengen Member States. These States share a common area of free movement without internal border controls. They have a common visa policy which includes exchanging information on visa applicants.

The VIS is a system for the exchange of visa data among Schengen Member States. These States share a common area of free movement without internal border controls. They have a common visa policy which includes exchanging information on visa applicants.

The specific objectives of the VIS are to facilitate visa procedures, to enhance the security of the visa application process and to facilitate visa checks at the external borders of the Schengen Area.

The visa applicant’s biometric data (10-digit finger scans and digital photograph) is collected. It is a simple and discreet procedure that only takes a few minutes. Biometric data, along with the data provided in the visa application form, is recorded in a secure central database. Data is kept in the VIS for 5 year.

Any person has the right to be informed about his/her data in the VIS. Any person may request that inaccurate data about him or herself be corrected, and that unlawfully recorded data be deleted by lodging the form for this purpose and sending it to the following e-mail dcid.ucipd@sef.pt .

Informative brochure: EN / FR

Model letter for requesting access / deletion / rectification to VIS:

Model letter for requesting access to VIS (EN)

Model letter for requesting rectification in VIS (EN)

Model letter for requesting deletion in VIS (EN)

 

Source : http://www.sef.pt/portal/v10/EN/aspx/noticias/Noticias_Detalhe.aspx?id_linha=7153