CANADA IMMIGRATION IS FLAGGING VISITORS FROM EAST CARIBBEAN CBI STATES

CANADA IMMIGRATION IS FLAGGING VISITORS FROM EAST CARIBBEAN CBI STATES

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A senior representative from Canada Immigration has advised that the agency is, as a matter of policy, flagging incoming traffic from Dominica, St Kitts & Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, St Lucia and Grenada, all the East Caribbean states with active Citizenship by Investment programs. Canada is unable to determine who is or is not a CBI passport holder. 

This action is due to the agency's concerns about the identities of CBI passport holders, who may have had a different name, place of birth, and/or date of birth entered into the passport than the correct information. Whether the passport photograph is of the holder, or has been swapped out from the photo originally attached in the East Caribbean are also concerns, based on what they have been seeing.

The agency is also examining the names of relatives that the arrivals are purportedly visiting, and the other visa data, to ensure that the holder of the passport is truly the individual listed therein.

Probing interviews (are they really interrogations ?) occur after the arrival is detained. and often involve extensive waiting time, until an interviewer is available. Given the denial many West Indians are exhibiting about the consequences of operating CBI programs with defective due diligence investigations of applicants, this information may give them a dose of reality before they arrive and find they are now considered high-risk in Canada. 
 
Note: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 and I was informed that several citizens from the Caribbean State of Grenada have also been flagged and had a difficult time in entering Canada to visit family and friends for Easter.
 
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst  
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant