The Consular Section is chiefly concerned with the protection of the welfare of Barbadian nationals abroad. It offers consular services and advice to Barbadian residents seeking to travel overseas, and facilitates contact between expatriates in distress and their relatives at home in Barbados. The Consular Section also assists returning nationals through its Barbados Network Programme formerly called The Facilitation Unit for Returning Nationals (FURN).

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 is an international treaty that defines a framework for consular relations between independent countries. While a consul is not a diplomat, [citation needed] they work out of the same premises, and under this treaty they are afforded most of the same privileges, including a variation of diplomatic immunity called consular immunity. The treaty has been ratified by 177 countries, including Barbados.

A consul normally operates out of an embassy in another country, and performs two functions:
(1) protecting in the host country the interests of their countrymen, and
(2) furthering the commercial and economic relations between the two countries.

 

WHAT WE DO
The core functions of the Consular Division are to contribute to strategic foreign policy support toward protecting national sovereignty and security…..

 

THE ROLES WE SERVE

Authentications

Visas

Barbados Network

  • Applications
  • Renewals

Consular Matters

Extradition matters

Deportation of Barbadian Nationals

Obtaining Barbados Documents for Nationals Overseas