Chapter 14:02 - Immigration

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IMMIGRATION ACT
CHAPTER 14:02
Act
42 of 1947
Amended by
48 of 1952 O. 17/ 2003 8 of 1956 2 of 1969 4 of 1972
19 of 1990 9 of 1992
14 of 1997 15 of 1998
7 of 2006 7 of 2007
28 of
2007

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Index
of
Subsidiary Legislation
Page
Immigration (Passports) Order 47
(O. 1/ 1993 )
Immigration (Alternatives to Passports ) (No. 2) Order 50
(O. 4/ 1992, 18/ 2003)
Immigration Regulations
(Reg. 29/1947, 5/1949, 1/1950, 2/ 1950, 14/1950, 17/1952,
25/1952, 37/ 1952, 5/ 1959, 8/1965, 21/1965, 9/1975, 6/1992,
2/1996, 6/1998)
53

Immigration (Personnel of the International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development) Regulations
75
(Reg. 10/1961)





Note
on
Repeal
This Act repealed Cap. 209 and 212 of the 1929 Edition.
The Immigration (Graduates ) Order No. 15/1992 was repealed by O. 17/ 2003.

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CHAPTER 14:02
IMMIGRATION ACT
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
SECTION
1. Short title.
2. Interpretation.
3. Prohibited immigrants.
4. Immigration officers.
5. Person entering Guyana to have a passport.
6. Restrictions on the right to leave Guyana.
7. Entry of persons into Guyana.
8. List of passengers and members of the crew and matters in
connection therewith.
8A. Duty of master to provide advance passenger information.
9. Duty of person entering Guyana.
10. Departure of persons from Guyana.
11. Certificate that immigrant not a prohibited immigrant.
12. Permit to remain in Guyana for a temporary purpose.
13. Immigrant to be deemed prohibited immigrant if he fails to leave
Guyana on or before the expiration of permit granted under section
12.
14. Postponement of decision by immigration officer.
15. Prohibited immigrant not to enter or remain in Guyana.
16. Powers of immigration officer in relation to prohibited immigrants.
17. Permits to prohibited immigrants.
18. Permit to immigrant to remain in Guyana pending the furnishing of
security.
19. Finger-prints.
20. Detention in custody under this Act.
21. General provisions as to permits.
22. Conditions and restrictions relating to permits and certificates.
23. Notice and grounds of decision that immigrant is a prohibited
immigrant.
24. Power of Chief Immigration Officer to annul or vary certain
decisions of immigration officer.
25. Where immigrant not discovered to be prohibited immigrant until
after he enters Guyana.
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SECTION
26. Immigration officer to cause prohibited immigrants entering or
found in Guyana to be removed therefrom.
27. Appeal from decision of immigration officer under section 23.
28. Orders for removal of prohibited immigrants from Guyana.
29. Warrant to convey deserting seaman, or stowaway or prohibited
immigrant who lands in Guyana, back on board vessel.
30. Variation and revocation of orders made by the President or the
Minister.
31. Detention in custody and places of detention.
32. Expenses of removal from Guyana of an immigrant.
33. Recovery of expenses.
34. Offences.
35. Evidence and burden of proof.
36. Re-entry permits.
37. Power to make regulations.
38. Power to prohibit the entry of aliens into Guyana.
39. Saving as to Cap. 14:05.
SCHEDULE I
SCHEDULE II
SCHEDULE III
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1953 Ed.
c. 98 _______________________________________________________
42 of 1947 An Act to with respect to immigration and for purposes
connected therewith.
[1ST JANUARY, 1948]
Short title.

Interpretation.
[2 of 1969
19 of 1990
1. This Act may be cited as the Immigration Act.
2. (1) In this Act—
“ advance passenger information” means the information in
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respect of a passenger, crew member or other person
transported in the vessel;
“competent authority” means any person or entity as the
Minister may by order prescribe;
“dependant” in relation to another person means—
(a) the spouse of such person unless that
spouse is living apart from the other
spouse under a deed of separation or
the decree of a competent court;
(b) the child or step-child under the age
of sixteen years, of such person;
(c) an adopted child under the age of
sixteen years where such child is
adopted by such person in a manner
recognised by the law for the time
being in force in the country where
the adoption took place;
(d) any other relative of such person who
is wholly dependent on such person
for his subsistence;
“domestic space” means the domestic space of any country
specified in Schedule III;
“domicile” means, subject to subsection (2), the place in
which a person has his present home or in which he
resides or to which he returns as his place of present
permanent abode and not for a mere special or
temporary purpose, and “domiciled” shall have a
corresponding meaning;

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“immigrant” means a person who enters Guyana from a place
outside Guyana, whether for the first or at any
subsequent time;
“immigration officer” includes the Chief Immigration Officer,
the Deputy Chief Immigration Officer, and any member
of the police force authorised under section 4(4) to
exercise and perform the powers, functions and duties of
an immigration officer;
“master” means the person having command or charge of a
vessel;
“passenger” means any person not being a bona fide member
of the crew , travelling or seeking to travel on a vessel;
“vessel” means any steamship, ship, vessel, sloop, boat or
other floating craft, and includes any description of
aircraft.
(2) For the purposes of this Act—
(a) a person shall not be deemed to have
acquired a domicile in Guyana unless
he has resided therein for at least two
years otherwise than—
(i) under terms of conditional or
temporary residence permitted
by this Act or any other law in
force in Guyana; or
(ii) as a person under detention in
a prison or other place for the
reception of persons found
guilty of criminal offences; or
(iii) as a person under detention in
a mental hospital or a leprosy
hospital; and
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Prohibited
immigrants.
[2 of 1969
4 of 1972]

(b) a person shall be deemed to have lost
his domicile in Guyana if he
voluntarily goes and resides outside
Guyana (except for a special or
temporary purpose) with the
intention of making his home outside
Guyana.
(3) For the purposes of this Act a person shall be
deemed to belong to Guyana if he is a citizen of Guyana or a
dependant of any such citizen.
(4) For the purposes of this Act any person enters
Guyana who—
(a) crosses a land frontier of Guyana; or
(b) arrives in Guyana by sea or air and
disembarks in Guyana; or
(c) arrives in Guyana by sea or air with
the intention of disembarking in
Guyana.
3. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section,
every person who—
(a) is an idiot, or an epileptic, or of
unsound mind, or mentally deficient,
or deaf and dumb, or deaf and blind,
or dumb or blind; or
(b) is suffering from any variety of
leprosy, or from a communicable
disease, as certified by a Government
Medical Officer;

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(c) is a prostitute; or
(d) lives on, or receives, or has lived on,
or has received, the proceeds of
prostitution; or
(e) is a member of a class of persons, or a
person, specified in an order made by
the Minister under subsection (3); or
(f) is not in possession of sufficient
means to support himself and such of
his dependants as he shall bring with
him to Guyana; or
(g) is likely if he entered Guyana to
become a charge on public funds by
reason of infirmity of body or mind,
or ill-health, or for any other reason;
or
(h) is a dependant of a prohibited
immigrant,
shall be a prohibited immigrant for the purposes of this Act;
and every person who is deemed under this Act to be a
prohibited immigrant may be dealt with as such.
(2) The expression “communicable disease” in
subsection (l) (b) means a communicable disease which makes
the entry into Guyana of a person suffering from it,
dangerous to the community.
(3) Where the Minister is satisfied—
(a) that, on economic grounds or on
account of standard or habits of life,
the members of any class of persons
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are undesirable as immigrants; or
(b) on information or advice that any
person is undesirable as an inhabitant
of, or a visitor to, Guyana; or
(c) that, on the ground that a person has
been convicted in any country of an
offence for which a sentence of
imprisonment has been passed and in
respect of which he has not received a
free pardon, such person is
undesirable as an immigrant—
he may, by order published in the Gazette, declare the
members of such class of persons or such person as the case
may be to be prohibited immigrants or a prohibited
immigrant, and may from time to time exempt any member
of a class of persons from the operation of an order made
under paragraph (a).
(4) The Minister may from time to time exempt any
person from the provisions of subsection (1)(a), (b), (f), (g) or
(h).
(5) The following persons or classes of persons
shall not be prohibited immigrants for the purposes of this
Act—
(a) persons who are, within the meaning
of section 2(3), deemed to belong to
Guyana;
(b) persons in possession of valid re-entry
permits issued under section 36;
(c) persons in the public service;

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Immigration
officers.

(d) persons in the service of the
Government of any Commonwealth
territory;
(e) members of the regular naval,
military or air forces of any
Commonwealth territory;
(f) members of the mission in Guyana of
a foreign sovereign Power, consular
officers and consular employees in
Guyana of a foreign sovereign Power,
and members of their families
forming part of their households;
(g) any other persons or classes of
persons who are declared by
regulations made under this Act not
to be prohibited immigrants for the
purposes of this Act;
(h) the dependants of any person under
the foregoing paragraphs of this
subsection;
(i) the dependants of any person who is
not a prohibited immigrant.
4. (1) The Commissioner of Police shall be the Chief
Immigration Officer for the purposes of this Act.
(2) A Deputy Chief Immigration Officer may be
appointed and such officer shall have and may exercise all the
powers, functions and duties of the Chief Immigration Officer
under this Act.
(3) Immigration officers may be appointed for the
purposes of this Act or for any specified part thereof.
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Person entering
Guyana to have
a passport.
[2 of 1969]
(4) The Chief Immigration Officer may, by writing
under his hand, authorise any member of the police force,
subject to such directions as he may give to him from time to
time, to exercise and perform in a specified part of Guyana,
and any such authorised person shall have and may exercise
and perform subject to such directions, all the powers,
functions and duties of an immigration officer; and the Chief
Immigration Officer may at any time, by writing under his
hand, cancel any such authorisation.
(5) Every appointment or authorisation under this
section shall be published in the Gazette.
(6) For the purpose of performing his duties under
this Act, every immigration officer shall have, and may
exercise and perform, all the powers, functions and duties of a
member of the police force.
5. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section,
every person entering Guyana without a passport shall be
deemed to be a prohibited immigrant unless he explains why
he has no passport and establishes to the satisfaction of the
immigration officer his identity and national status.
(2) Subject to any order made under subsection (3),
the expression “passport” in this section means a passport
duly issued to the person named therein by or on behalf of
the Government of the country of which he is a subject or
citizen and for the time being in force, and containing a
photograph of such person, and includes a certificate of
identity or a travel permit and any other document
establishing to the satisfaction of the immigration officer the
identity and national status of the person entering Guyana.
(3) The Minister may, by order,—
(a) direct that no passport of a subject or
citizen of any foreign country, or of
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Restrictions on
the right to
leave Guyana.
[2 of 1969
14 of 1997
15 of 1998]
any specified foreign country, shall be
accepted as such under this section
unless it bears a Guyana consular
visa; and
(b) declare the circumstances or
conditions under which such
provision shall not apply.
(4) The President may, by order published in the
Gazette, exempt from the provisions of this section any person
or any class of persons entering Guyana, and such exemption
may be general or subject to such conditions, restrictions,
limitations or exceptions as are specified in the order.
6. (1) The Minister may, by directions in writing,
impose restrictions on the right of—
(a) any person to leave Guyana if he is
satisfied that it is necessary so to do in
the interests of defence, public safety
or public order or for the purpose of
preventing the subversion of
democratic institutions in Guyana;
(b) persons generally or any class of
persons to leave Guyana if he is
satisfied that it is necessary so to do in
the interests of defence, public safety,
public order, public morality or public
health or for the purpose of
preventing the subversion of
democratic institutions in Guyana.
(2) Where any person is the subject of directions
given by the Minister under subsection (l)(a), notice thereof in
writing (together with a concise statement of the grounds for
the imposition of the restrictions, so, however, that no defect
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of any kind in such statement shall invalidate the directions)
shall be served on him by an immigration officer as soon as
practicable after the directions have been given and his case
shall be reviewed by the tribunal established by section 13 of
the National Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, and the
said section 13 shall apply mutatis mutandis in relation to the
review of the case of any such person as it applies to the
review of the case of a person who is the subject of an order
made under section 12 of that Act.
(3) Notice of any directions given by the Minister
under subsection (l)(b) shall be published in the Gazette and in
one newspaper circulating in Guyana.
(4) Any person with respect to whom directions
have been given pursuant to subsection (l)(a), or any member
of a class of persons with respect to whom directions have
been given pursuant to paragraph (b) of the said subsection—
(a) shall forthwith upon notice thereof
being served on him, or upon
publication thereof, as the case may
be, surrender to the Chief
Immigration Officer or any other
immigration officer any valid
passport issued to him by or on behalf
of the Government of Guyana and the
Chief Immigration Officer shall retain
such passport so long as those
directions continue in force; and if
that person does not possess such a
passport any application made by
him for the purpose of procuring the
issue to him of such a passport shall
not be entertained so long as those
directions continue in force;
(b) may, so long as those directions
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Entry of
persons into
Guyana.

continue in force, be prevented by any
immigration officer, member of the
Police Force, or officer or soldier of
the Guyana Defence Force, from
leaving Guyana by any means
whatever for any place outside
Guyana and the immigration officer,
member of the Police Force, or officer
or soldier of the Guyana Defence
Force may, for that purpose, take any
necessary measures, including the use
with any assistance of such force as is
reasonably justifiable in the
circumstances.
(5) Any person who contravenes or fails to comply
with any of the provisions of this section or any directions
given thereunder shall be liable on summary conviction to a
fine of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars nor more
than fifty thousand dollars and to imprisonment for two
years.
(6) In this section, the expression “passport”
includes a certificate of identity or a travel permit and any
other document establishing the identity and national status
of the person in respect of whom it has been issued.
7. (1) No person shall enter Guyana by sea or by air
except at a port of entry under this Act.
(2) Where a person enters Guyana by crossing a
land frontier of Guyana he shall forthwith present himself to
the nearest immigration officer.
(3) No person arriving in Guyana by sea or air
shall disembark without the consent of an immigration
officer.

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List of
passengers and
members of the
crew and
matters in
connection
therewith.
[48 of 1952]
(4) The master of the vessel in which a person
arrives in Guyana by sea or air shall not allow any such
person to disembark from the vessel without the consent of
an immigration officer.
(5) Any person who contravenes, or fails to comply
with, any of the provisions of subsection (l), (2) or (3) shall be
deemed to be a prohibited immigrant.
8. (1) The master of a vessel arriving from any place
outside Guyana or departing from Guyana shall—
(a) answer truthfully to the best of his
ability all proper questions relating to
the passengers and members of the
crew, in so far as is necessary for the
purposes of this Act, put to him by an
immigration officer; and
(b) if required so to do, furnish the
immigration officer with a list in
duplicate, in the form from time to
time approved by the Chief
Immigration Officer, containing the
names of the passengers and
members of the crew arriving or
departing as the case may be, and
such other information as may be
prescribed.
(2) Every passenger and member of the crew in a
vessel arriving from any place outside Guyana or departing
from Guyana shall supply the information necessary for the
preparation of the list under subsection (1).
(3) Every immigration officer shall have the power
to board and search any vessel at any time and at all places in
Guyana.
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Duty of master
to provide
advance
passenger
information.
[7 of 2007]

8A. (1) The Master of a vessel expecting to arrive at a
destination in Guyana or is leaving or is expected to leave
Guyana shall, before the arrival or the departure, as the case
may be, of the vessel from the last port of call, provide to the
competent authority at the intended port of arrival in or
departure from Guyana the information as is set out in
Schedule II in respect of the vessel and each person on board
the vessel in the form and manner as may be approved by the
Chief Immigration Officer.
(2) The information required to be provided by the
master of a vessel shall be provided –
(a) in the case of a commercial aircraft,
not later than fifteen minutes after
departure from the last port of call;
(b) in the case of a private aircraft, not
later than thirty minutes prior to the
departure from the last port of call;
(c) in the case of a ship arriving from
outside the domestic space not later
than twenty- four hours prior to the
arrival in Guyana;
(d) in the case of a ship arriving from a
destination within the domestic space,
not later than one hour prior to the
arrival of the vessel from the last port
of call.
(3) Where a master intentionally or recklessly –
(a) fails to transmit the information
required to be provided under this
section; or

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Duty of person
entering
Guyana.

(b) transmits incomplete or false
information,
the master commits an offence and is liable on summary
conviction to a fine of twenty million dollars.
(4) The Minister may by order and for reasons to
be recorded in writing waive the requirements of subsection
(1) in such circumstances and on such conditions as he may
specify.
(5) For the removal of doubt it is clarified that –
(a) the provisions of this section do not
apply to the arrival or departure from
Guyana to a domestic space; or
(b) the requirement of furnishing of
information under this section is in
addition to and not in derogation of
compliance with the requirements
under section 8 (1).
9. (1) Every person who enters Guyana by sea, air or
land shall—
(a) answer truthfully to the best of his
ability all proper questions, in so far
as is necessary for the purposes of this
Act, put to him by an immigration
officer; and
(b) if required by an immigration officer
so to do,—
(i) make and sign the prescribed
declaration; and
(ii) submit to be examined by a
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Departure of
persons from
Guyana.
[2 of 1969
14 of 1997]
Government Medical Officer.
(2) Any person who contravenes, or fails to comply
with, any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed to
be a prohibited immigrant.
10. (l) No person shall depart from Guyana by sea or
by air except at a port of entry under this Act.
(2) The master of a vessel departing from Guyana
shall not allow any person to embark thereon without the
consent of an immigration officer.
(3) Where a person desires to depart from Guyana
by crossing a land frontier he shall, before departing, present
himself to the nearest immigration officer.
(4) Every person departing from Guyana shall—
(a) answer truthfully to the best of his
ability all proper questions, in so far
as is necessary for the purposes of this
Act, put to him by an immigration
officer; and
(b) make and sign the prescribed
declaration.
(5) In the performance of his duties under this
section, an immigration officer shall have the power to board
and search any vessel at any time and place in Guyana and to
detain any person who contravenes, or fails to comply with,
any of the provisions of this section.
(6) Every person who—
(a) contravenes or fails to comply with
any of the provisions of this section;
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Certificate that
immigrant not
a prohibited
immigrant.

Permit to
remain in
Guyana for a
temporary
purpose.
[9 of 1992
7 of 2006
7 of 2007
or
(b) knowingly and wilfully gives an
untrue answer to any of the questions
referred to in subsection (4)(a); or
(c) knowingly and wilfully makes any
false statement in the declaration
referred to in subsection (4)(b),
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than
twenty thousand dollars nor more than forty thousand
dollars and to imprisonment for twelve months.
11. (1) Where an immigration officer decides that an
immigrant is not a prohibited immigrant he may, and shall if
required so to do, issue to the immigrant a certificate to that
effect.
(2) The certificate shall be in such form as may
from time to time be approved by the Chief Immigration
Officer modified, if necessary, to suit the circumstances of any
particular case.
(3) The certificate shall contain such particulars
and marks, together with any finger-prints, as may be
deemed necessary for the purpose of identification.
(4) The certificate may be endorsed on the passport
or other document establishing the identity and national
status of the person to whom the certificate relates.
12. (1) An immigration officer, without deciding
whether or not an immigrant is a prohibited immigrant, may,
at the request of the immigrant, who is –
(a) not a national of a country mentioned
in Part B of Schedule 1 grant him a
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permit to enter and remain in Guyana
for such period not exceeding three
months;
(b) a national of a country mentioned in
Part B of Schedule 1 grant him a
permit to enter and remain in Guyana
for six months,
where the immigration officer is satisfied that the immigrant’s
request for the permit is made in good faith.
(1A) The immigration officer shall specify in the
permit, granted under subsection (1) that the immigrant is
granted the permit –
(a) as a passenger in transit; or
(b) for medical treatment; or
(c) as a visitor; or
(d) for purposes of employment; or
(e) for purposes of trade or business; or
(f) for any other purpose of a temporary
nature.
(2) The immigration officer may, before granting a
permit under this section, require the immigrant requesting
the same to furnish the prescribed security.
(3) Where a permit under this section has been
granted by an immigration officer, the Chief Immigration
Officer may from time to time extend the period specified in
the permit up to a maximum of three years from the date of
entry into Guyana of the immigrant to whom the permit
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Schedule I.
relates.
(4) The Chief Immigration Officer may, before
extending the period specified in a permit under this section,
require the immigrant requesting the extension to furnish, if
not already furnished, the prescribed security.
(5) The Chief Immigration Officer, in extending the
period specified in a permit under this section, may grant the
extension subject to such conditions as to place of residence,
occupation or any other matter or thing, as he may consider
to be expedient.
(6) Whenever an immigrant desires to remain in
Guyana after the expiration of the period for which a permit
has been granted to or extended for him under this section, he
shall before such expiration present himself in person to the
Chief Immigration Officer and shall be dealt with, subject to
subsection (3), as if he were an immigrant then entering
Guyana.
(7) The President may, by order published in the
Gazette, exempt from any of the provisions of this section any
person or any class of persons, mentioned in Part A of
Schedule I who are nationals of the countries mentioned in
Part B of the Schedule I, entering Guyana, where such person
or class of persons is seeking to enter and remain in Guyana
for a definite or indefinite period for the purpose of seeking
employment or otherwise in connection with his work or with
sports, or of settling, and such exemption may be general or
subject to such conditions, restrictions, limitations or
exceptions as are specified in the order.
(7A) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection
(7) and subject to such requirements as may be prescribed by
regulations made by the Minister under section 37, an
immigration officer shall allow to enter and remain in Guyana
for a period of definite or indefinite duration without the
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c.18:10
c.18:10
need for a permit of the immigration officer –
(a) a national of a Caribbean Community
State who is seeking to exercise in
Guyana any of the rights or privileges
conferred on him by the Caribbean
Community (Free Entry of Skilled
Nationals) Act;
(b) the spouse and dependant members
of the family of the national to whom
paragraph (a) applies for the duration
of the permission given the national
under the Caribbean Community
(Free Entry of Skilled Nationals) Act;
(c) a national of a Caribbean Community
State who is seeking to exercise in
Guyana any of the rights or privileges
conferred on him by the Caribbean
Community (Movement of Factors)
Act;
(d) subject to the provisions of the
Caribbean Community (Movement of
Factors) Act –
(i) the spouse and immediate
dependant family members of
the national establishing an
economic enterprise and to
whom paragraph (c) applies
and;
(ii) the managerial, technical and
supervisory staff of an
economic enterprise of the
national.
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Immigrant to
be deemed
prohibited
immigrant if he
fails to leave
Guyana on or
before the
expiration of
permit granted
under section
12.
Postponement
of decision by
immigration
officer.

Prohibited
immigrant not
to enter or
remain in
Guyana.
(8) The President may by order amend Schedule I.
13. If an immigrant to whom a permit has been
granted under section 12 fails to leave Guyana on or before
the expiration of the period for which the permit has been
granted, he shall, unless such period has been extended as
provided in subsection (3) of that section, be deemed to be a
prohibited immigrant.

14. An immigration officer may, for the purpose of
making further inquiry and for such period as may be
necessary therefor, postpone deciding whether an immigrant
is or is not a prohibited immigrant and in any such case may,
on such conditions as he may deem expedient, grant a permit
to the immigrant to remain in Guyana:
Provided that –
(a) the grant of such a permit shall not
prejudice in any way the making of
the decision as to whether the
immigrant is or is not a prohibited
immigrant, or the taking of any action
under this Act as a consequence of
such decision; and
(b) no such action shall be taken while
such permit is still in force.
15. Except as otherwise provided by this Act, no
person—
(a) who is a prohibited immigrant; or
(b) who being deemed under this Act to
be a prohibited immigrant, is dealt
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Powers of
immigration
officer in
relation to
prohibited
immigrants.
[8 of 1956]


Permits to
prohibited
immigrants.

with as such,
shall enter or remain in Guyana.
16. (l) An immigration officer who decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant may in his discretion—
(a) order him to leave Guyana and
proceed immediately by the same
vessel (or other means of
transportation) by which he arrived;
(b) order him to leave Guyana within a
specified period to be determined by
the immigration officer; or
(c) cause him to be arrested and brought
before a magistrate’s court, with a
view to an order being made for his
removal from Guyana.
(2) The specified period in an order made under
subsection (l)(b) may from time to time be extended by an
immigration officer, and such extension may be granted after
the expiration of the specified period.
(3) Where the immigrant to whom an order made
under subsection (l)(b) relates, gives notice of appeal under
section 27 he shall not, without his consent in writing, be
removed from Guyana before the hearing and determination
of the appeal.
17. (1) Subject to this Act, the President or an
immigration officer may grant a permit, subject to such
conditions as may be deemed expedient, to a prohibited
immigrant to enter and remain in Guyana:
Provided that an immigration officer shall, in granting
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Permit to
immigrant to
remain in
Guyana
pending the
furnishing of
security.

Finger-prints.

Detention in
custody under
this Act.

General
provisions as to
permits.
such permit, act subject to and in accordance with the general
or special directions of the President.
(2) The expression “conditions” in subsection (1)
means conditions as to duration, place of residence,
occupation, or furnishing of security, and includes conditions
as to any other matter or thing whether similar or not to the
matters or things in this subsection specified.
18. Where security is required to be furnished in
respect of an immigrant, an immigration officer may grant, on
such conditions as he may deem expedient, a permit to the
immigrant to enter and remain in Guyana pending the
furnishing of the security.
19. Where an immigration officer decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant or grants or issues a
permit or a certificate under this Act to an immigrant, the
immigrant shall, if required by an immigration officer so to
do, submit to his finger-prints being taken by the immigration
officer or by any person on the direction of such officer.
20. (1) An immigration officer may cause any
immigrant (not being an immigrant as to whom an
immigration officer has decided that he is not a prohibited
immigrant), unless a permit has been granted to him under
this Act, to be arrested and brought before a magistrate, and
the magistrate shall, if satisfied that this section applies to the
immigrant, order that he be detained in custody under this
Act, and if not so satisfied he shall order his release.
(2) Where a person is detained in custody under
this section he shall be released from such custody on a
permit being granted to him to remain in Guyana.
21. (1) Every permit granted under this Act shall be in
the form from time to time approved by the Chief
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Conditions and
restrictions
relating to
Immigration Officer, modified if necessary in accordance with
the facts of any particular case.
(2) The Chief Immigration Officer may direct that
any permit, or any permit of a particular class, granted under
this Act may be endorsed on the passport or other document
establishing the identity and national status of the immigrant
or in such other manner as the Chief Immigration Officer may
think fit.
(3) Every permit granted under this Act shall
contain such particulars and marks, together with any finger-
prints, as may be deemed necessary for the purpose of
identification.
(4) A permit granted under this Act may be
revoked—
(a) where there is a contravention or
failure to comply with the conditions
of the permit; or
(b) at any time, by the President or by an
immigration officer acting on the
direction of the President.
(5) Where a permit is revoked, the immigrant to
whom the permit related may be arrested and brought before
a magistrate’s court to be dealt with under section 20:
Provided that the court may, if the permit was revoked
under subsection (4)(a) and the court is not satisfied that there
was a contravention or failure to comply with the conditions
of the permit, cancel the revocation of the permit and order
the immigrant to be released.
22. (1) Every person to whom a permit or certificate
under this Act has been granted shall at all times, if required
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permits and
certificates.


Notice and
grounds of
decision that
immigrant is a
prohibited
immigrant.

Power of Chief
Immigration
Officer to annul
or vary certain
decisions of
immigration
officer.

so to do, produce the permit or certificate to any immigration
officer or member of the police force.
(2) No person to whom a permit or certificate
under this Act has been granted shall lend, transfer, assign, or
part with the possession of, such permit or certificate to any
other person.
(3) Where a person has in his possession a permit
or certificate appearing to have been granted under this Act,
he shall answer all questions put to him by an immigration
officer or a member of the police force for the purpose of
establishing his identity with the person named in the permit
or certificate, as the case may be, and shall, if required by an
immigration officer or member of the police force so to do,
submit to his finger-prints being taken for that purpose.
23. Where an immigration officer decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant, he shall give to the
immigrant, in the prescribed form, notice of his decision and
of the grounds thereof and at the same time inform him that
he may, if he think fit, appeal to a magistrate’s court; and
where such notice is given within seven days of the arrival of
the immigrant in Guyana the immigration officer shall serve
agent or owner (if the identity and address of such person are
known to the immigration officer and such person is in
Guyana) of the vessel by which the immigrant arrived.
24. (1) Where an immigration officer decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant, the Chief Immigration
Officer may, if he thinks fit, whether or not the immigrant has
given notice of appeal under section 23, annul that decision
and either substitute therefor the decision that the immigrant
is not a prohibited immigrant or remit the matter to the
immigration officer for further consideration.
(2) An immigrant may appeal to the Chief
or cause to be served, a copy of such notice on the master or
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Where
immigrant not
discovered to
be prohibited
immigrant until
after he enters
Guyana.

Immigration
officer to cause
prohibited
immigrants
entering or
found in
Guyana to be
removed
Immigration Officer from any decision of an immigration
officer refusing or revoking a permit, or imposing conditions
in a permit, under this Act, and the decision of the Chief
Immigration Officer shall be final.
25. Subject to section 28, where a person enters
Guyana without a permit under this Act and at the time he so
enters is a prohibited immigrant, he shall not be exempt from
the provisions of this Act or be deemed to have acquired a
right to remain in Guyana or a domicile therein, by reason
only—
(a) that he had not been informed that he
could not enter or remain in Guyana;
or
(b) that he had been allowed to enter or
remain in Guyana—
(i) through the oversight of, or any
misrepresentation made to, an
immigration officer; or
(ii) owing to the decision of an
immigration officer that he is
not a prohibited immigrant,
where such decision was given
by mistake or in ignorance of
material facts; or
(iii) owing to the fact having been
undiscovered that he was a
prohibited immigrant.
26. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, an
immigration officer shall cause to be removed from Guyana
every prohibited immigrant, and every person deemed to be a
prohibited immigrant and dealt with as such—
(a) who enters Guyana; or
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therefrom.
Appeal from
decision of
immigration
officer under
section 23.
[2 of 1969]

(b) who having entered Guyana after the
commencement of this Act is
thereafter found within Guyana.
27. (1) Where notice under section 23 is given to an
immigrant, the immigrant may appeal—
(a) to the nearest magistrate’s court, from
the decision specified in the notice, by
giving notice of appeal in the
prescribed form to the immigration
officer within seven days after the
date on which the notice under
section 23 was given to the
immigrant; and
(b) to a judge of the High Court sitting in
Chambers, from the decision of the
magistrate’s court, by giving notice of
appeal in the prescribed form to the
immigration officer and to the clerk of
the said magistrate’s court within
seven days (or within such extended
period as may be allowed on an
application made to a Judge of the
High Court sitting in Chambers) after
the date of the decision of the
magistrate’s court.
(2) Where a notice of appeal is given under
subsection (l)(b) to the clerk of the magistrate’s court, the
clerk shall forthwith transmit to the Registrar of the Supreme
Court four copies of the notice of appeal, the notes of
proceedings in the magistrate’s court, the documentary
exhibits, the decision of the magistrate and his reasons
therefor (if available).

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(3) No fee shall be charged for the hearing of any
appeal under this section, or for the filing of any documents
in relation thereto.
(4) Where an immigrant gives notice of appeal
under subsection (l)(b), an immigration officer may apply to a
magistrate of the magisterial district in which the magistrate’s
court is situate, or to a judge of the High Court sitting in
Chambers, for an order requiring the immigrant to furnish the
prescribed security within a time to be fixed by the magistrate
or judge as the case may be; and the magistrate or Judge shall,
if the circumstances so warrant, make an order accordingly.
(5) If an immigrant fails to furnish the required
security within the time fixed by an order made under
subsection (4), the notice of appeal under subsection (l)(b)
shall cease to have effect and the appeal to a judge of the High
Court sitting in Chambers shall be deemed to have been
abandoned.
(6) On the hearing of an appeal under this
section—
(a) an order made under section 3(3)(a)
shall be conclusive evidence that an
immigrant who is one of the members
of the class of persons declared by the
order to be prohibited immigrants, is
a prohibited immigrant;
(b) an order made under section 3(3)(b)
or (c) shall be conclusive evidence that
the person declared by the order to be
a prohibited immigrant, is a
prohibited immigrant.
(7) On the hearing of an appeal under this section
oral evidence may be adduced before the magistrate’s court,
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Orders for
removal of
prohibited
immigrants
from Guyana.
[2 of 1969]
and a judge of the High Court sitting in Chambers shall have
power to take oral evidence.
(8) No order for the removal from Guyana as a
prohibited immigrant of the person to whom a notice of
appeal under subsection (l)(a) or (b) relates shall be issued
before the hearing and determination of the appeal, and
where such order is issued it shall not be enforced before such
hearing and determination.
28. (1) If any immigrant is a prohibited immigrant,
then, subject to the provisions of this Act and the terms of any
permit granted thereunder, any magistrate may, on the
application of an immigration officer or of any person
deputed in writing by the Chief Immigration Officer for the
purpose of making such application, order the immigrant to
be removed from Guyana and in the meantime to be detained
in custody.
(2) Where an order is made under this section for
the removal of an immigrant from Guyana, he shall be
removed therefrom at such time and in such manner as the
Chief Immigration Officer may direct, and in giving such
directions the Chief Immigration officer shall have regard to
the place from which the immigrant came when he entered
Guyana, the country of which he is a subject or citizen, the
place therein to which he is alleged to belong, the country
which is willing to receive him, and the wishes and the means
of the immigrant.
(3) Where an order is made under this section for
the removal of an immigrant from Guyana and the immigrant
is at the time of the making of the order serving a sentence of
imprisonment, the Minister may give directions as to whether
the whole or what part of the sentence is to be served before
such removal and in default of such directions the immigrant
shall be removed after completion of his sentence.

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Warrant to
convey
deserting
seaman, or
stowaway or
prohibited
immigrant who
lands in
Guyana back
on board
vessel.


Variation and
revocation of
orders made by
the President or
the Minister.
[2 of 1969]
Detention in
custody and
places of
detention.

(4) Where an order is made under this section for
the removal of an immigrant from Guyana, the immigrant
may be placed on board a suitable vessel by any immigration
officer or member of the police force and may be lawfully
detained in custody on board such vessel so long as the vessel
is within the territorial waters of Guyana.
(5) In this section the expression “immigrant”
includes the dependants of the immigrant.
29. The master of a vessel may, on information in
writing made by him on oath before any magistrate, apply for
a warrant to arrest and convey back on board the vessel-
(a) any seaman who has deserted the
vessel; or
(b) any stowaway or prohibited
immigrant who has landed from the
vessel,
and the magistrate may, unless there are special reasons for
not so doing, issue a warrant accordingly.
30. Any order or direction made or given by the
President or by the Minister under this Act may be varied or
revoked by him.

31. (l) Where a person is detained in custody under
this Act, he may be so detained in a prison or in any place
from time to time appointed by the Minister for the purpose
of such detention in custody:
Provided that where any such person is detained in a
prison he shall be treated in the same manner as if he were a
person awaiting trial.

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Expenses of
removal from
Guyana of an
immigrant.
(2) Any person in charge of a prison, and any
member of the police force, may, on the written order of an
immigration officer, accept custody of any person, and detain
such person in custody under this Act.
(3) No person shall be so detained in custody for
any longer period than is necessary for the purpose of any
inquiry under this Act, or for the completion by the
immigration officer of arrangements for the removal of such
person (being a prohibited immigrant) from Guyana at the
first reasonable opportunity.
(4) The production to any person in charge of a
prison or of a place of detention under this Act of an order of
removal shall be sufficient authority to such person in charge
to deliver the person named therein to the escort appointed to
bring such person from the prison or place of detention for
the purpose of his removal from Guyana in terms of such
order.
32. (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section,
the expenses of the removal from Guyana of a prohibited
immigrant, in so far as they are not defrayed by the
immigrant, shall be payable out of moneys provided by
Parliament.
(2) The expenses of the passage from Guyana of a
prohibited immigrant removed therefrom under this Act shall
be borne by the vessel in which the immigrant arrived in
Guyana or by the owner or agent thereof—
(a) where the immigrant is so removed in
consequence of an order made under
section 16(1)(a);
(b) where the immigrant is so removed in
consequence of an order made under
section 16(1)(b):
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Recovery of
expenses.

Provided that this provision shall not apply where the
specified period in the order as originally made or extended
exceeds sixty days;
(c) where the immigrant is so removed in
consequence of proceedings taken
under section 16(1)(c):
Provided that this provision shall not apply where the
immigrant was not brought before a magistrate’s court within
fourteen days after his arrival in Guyana.
(3) The liability of the vessel or of the owner or
agent thereof under subsection (2) shall not be affected by
reason only of the fact that the immigrant has appealed under
section 27 against the decision of the immigration officer that
he is a prohibited immigrant.
(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as
affecting the liability (if any) of the immigrant to pay the
expenses of his passage from Guyana, to the master, owner or
agent of the vessel in which he arrived in Guyana.
(5) In this section the expression “immigrant”
includes the dependants of the immigrant.
33. (1) Where a magistrate is satisfied, by information
in writing made on oath—
(a) that expenses have been or will be
incurred by or on behalf of the
Government in connection with the
maintenance, medical treatment, or
removal from Guyana, of an
immigrant or of his dependants, and
(b) as to the amount or the estimated
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Offences.
[48 of 1952
14 of 1997
15 of 1998]
amount of such expenses—
the following provisions shall apply—
(i) the magistrate may issue a
warrant for the levy of the
amount as aforesaid by distress
and sale of any movable
property of the immigrant; and
(ii) for the purposes of the recovery
of the amount as aforesaid, the
magistrate may order forfeiture
of any moneys in the
possession of the immigrant.
(2) A warrant issued under subsection (1) may be
executed in the same manner as a warrant of distress issued
under the Summary Jurisdiction (Procedure) Act for the levy
of a sum of money adjudged to be paid by an order.
(3) The partial recovery of expenses under
subsection (1) (i) or (ii) shall not prejudice the liability of any
surety for the balance, nor shall the issue or execution of a
warrant or the forfeiture of moneys under this section be a
condition precedent to the liability of any surety or to the
enforcement of such liability.
34. (1) Any person who—
(a) enters Guyana by sea or by air, except
at a port of entry under this Act; or
(b) having entered Guyana by crossing a
land frontier of Guyana, does not
forthwith present himself in person to
the nearest immigration officer; or
(c) having arrived in Guyana, by sea or
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air, disembarks without the consent of
an immigration officer; or
(d) being the master of a vessel arriving
in Guyana by sea or air, allows any
person who arrives in such vessel to
disembark therefrom without the
consent of an immigration officer; or
(e) being the master of a vessel arriving
from any place outside Guyana or
departing from Guyana—
(i) refuses to answer any of the
questions referred to in section
8(1)(a); or
(ii) knowingly and wilfully gives
an untrue answer to any such
question; or
(iii) refuses to furnish the
immigration officer with the list
referred to in section 8(1)(b); or
(f) being a passenger intending to enter
or entering Guyana, or a member of
the crew of a vessel arriving from any
place outside Guyana or departing
from Guyana—
(i) knowingly and wilfully
supplies any false information
for the preparation of the list
referred to in section 8(1)(b); or
(ii) knowingly and wilfully gives
an untrue answer to any of the
questions referred to in section
9(1)(a); or
(iii) knowingly and wilfully makes
any false statement in the
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declaration referred to in
section 9(1)(b)(i); or
(g) not being a person as to whom an
immigration officer has decided that
he is not a prohibited immigrant,
disembarks in Guyana or otherwise
enters Guyana without previously
obtaining a permit under this Act; or
(h) aids, assists or procures a prohibited
immigrant who has not obtained a
permit under this Act to enter
Guyana, knowing him to be such, to
disembark in Guyana or otherwise to
enter Guyana; or
(i) assaults, resists, obstructs, or hinders
any immigration officer or member of
the police force in the execution of his
duty under this Act; or
(j) without lawful excuse knowingly
harbours or conceals—
(i) any other person who is within
Guyana in contravention of this
Act; or
(ii) any other person who having
entered Guyana under the
authority of a permit issued
under this Act has contravened,
or failed to comply with, any
condition subject to which the
permit is granted; or
(k) contravenes, or fails to comply with,
any of the provisions of sections 19 or
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22; or
(1) contravenes, or fails to comply with,
any of the conditions subject to which
any permit has been granted under
this Act,
shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than
thirty thousand dollars nor more than sixty thousand dollars
and to imprisonment for twelve months.
(2) A complaint for an offence under subsection
(l)(a), (b), (c) or (d) may be made at any time.
(3) Any person who for the purpose of entering
Guyana or of remaining therein or of assisting any other
person to enter Guyana or to remain therein, in contravention
of the provisions of this Act—
(a) fabricates or falsifies any passport,
permit, certificate, or other document;
or
(b) uses, utters, or attempts to use or
utter—
(i) any passport, permit,
certificate, or other document
which has not been issued by
lawful authority or which he is
not entitled to use or utter; or
(ii) any fabricated or falsified
passport, permit, certificate, or
other document, knowing the
same to have been fabricated or
falsified,
shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for
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Evidence and
burden of
proof.

Re-entry
permits.
twelve months.
(4) Any person who makes a statement which is to
his knowledge untrue for the purpose of procuring a re-entry
permit under section 36 shall be liable on summary conviction
to imprisonment for twelve months.
35. In any proceedings under this Act—
(a) the burden of proof that the person
charged belongs to Guyana or that he
is not likely to become a charge on
public funds shall be upon that
person;
(b) any document purporting to be a
removal order made under this Act
shall be deemed, until the contrary is
proved, to be such an order;
(c) any order or direction made or given
under this Act shall be deemed, until
the contrary is proved, to have been
validly made or given and to have
been made or given on the date on
which it purports to have been made
or given.
36. (1) Where any person, who is deemed under
section 2(3) to belong to Guyana, proposes to depart from
Guyana with the intention of returning thereto, the Chief
Immigration Officer, or an immigration officer, shall have,
subject to regulations made under this Act, power to issue a
re-entry permit to such person.
(2) Every re-entry permit issued under this section
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Power to make
regulations.
[2 of 1969]
(3) Where the person to whom a re-entry permit
relates returns to Guyana at any time within two years from
the date of the permit and produces the same to an
immigration officer, the immigration officer shall accept the
re-entry permit as conclusive evidence that such person
belongs to Guyana for the purposes of this Act.
(4) A re-entry permit issued under this section may
be endorsed on the passport, as defined in section 5(2) of the
person to whom the re-entry permit relates.
37. Subject to negative resolution of the National
Assembly, the Minister may make regulations—
(a) prescribing the diseases which are
communicable diseases for the
purpose of section 3(1)(b);
(b) declaring the persons, or the classes of
persons, who shall not, under section
3(5)(g) be prohibited immigrants;
(c) prescribing the powers, functions and
duties of immigration officers;
(d) declaring ports of entry for the
purposes of section 7;
(e) prescribing the steps to be taken to
prevent prohibited immigrants from
entering Guyana;
(f) prescribing the time, place and
manner of the inquiry and
examination under section 9 in
relation to persons entering Guyana;
(g) prescribing the conditions subject to
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which permits may be issued under
section 12(1), and section 14, and
section 18, and the fees to be charged
for any permit granted under this Act;
(h) prescribing the amount and the
nature of the security to be furnished
under this Act;
(i) prescribing the manner in which an
order made under section 16(1)(a) or
(b) may be carried into effect;
(j) prescribing the time, place and
manner of the inquiry and
examination of persons who having
entered Guyana after the
commencement of this Act are found
in Guyana and are suspected to be
prohibited immigrants within the
meaning of this Act;
(k) prescribing the practice and
procedure in an appeal under section
27, and in any application or other
proceeding connected therewith or
incidental thereto;
(l) prescribing the means to be taken,
including the taking of photographs
and finger-prints, for the
identification of any person believed
to be a prohibited immigrant;
(m) prescribing the procedure for the
carrying into effect of an order made
under section 28 for the removal from
Guyana of a prohibited immigrant,
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Power to
prohibit the
entry of aliens
into Guyana.

and for his detention in custody
pending such removal;
(n) for the management, control and
discipline of any place appointed by
the Minister under section 31 for the
detention of persons in custody, for
the diet of persons detained in any
such place, and for the punishment of
persons detained therein where they
commit any offence against such
regulations;
(o) prescribing the procedure on the
making of an application under
section 36 for the issue of a re-entry
permit, the evidence to be required in
relation thereto, and the fee to be
charged on application for and on
issue of the same;
(p) prescribing the forms of, and the
particulars to be inserted in,
applications, declarations, notices
given by immigration officers, notices
of appeal, orders made by
immigration officers, or other
documents made, kept, issued or used
under or for the purposes of this Act;
(q) generally for the carrying out of the
objects and purposes of this Act.
38. Anything to the contrary contained in this Act
notwithstanding, the President may in his absolute discretion
prohibit the entry of any alien into Guyana.

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Saving as to
c. 14:05

[9 of 1992
O. 17/2003]

Free entry of
graduates.

39. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to affect the
operation of the Expulsion of Undesirables Act.
SCHEDULE I
PART A
(a) graduates of the University of the West Indies;
(b) graduates of the University of Guyana;
(bb) graduates of the University of Suriname;
(c) other skilled and professional personnel;
(d) contract workers on a seasonal basis;
(e) persons engaged in the visual and performing arts;
(f) persons engaged in sports;
(g) persons engaged in the media.
PART B
1. Antigua and Barbuda
2. The Bahamas
3. Barbados
4. Belize
5. Dominica
6. Grenada
7. Jamaica
8. Montserrat
9. Saint Christopher and Nevis
10. Saint Lucia
11. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
11A. Suriname
12. Trinidad and Tobago
A person mentioned in Part A who is a national of a
country mentioned in Part B shall be permitted by an
immigration officer to enter and remain in Guyana either for a
definite or an indefinite period subject to the following
conditions–
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(a) he must satisfy the requirement specified in
the Immigration (Alternative to Passports)
Order in relation to the production of his
driver’s licence or his identification card; or
produce his passport to the immigration
officer;
(b) he must produce evidence satisfactory to the
immigration officer that he is a national of a
country mentioned in Part B;
(c) he must inform the immigration officer of
his intention to seek employment or to settle
in Guyana.
SCHEDULE II

ADVANCE PASSENGER INFORMATION
PART I. Information relating to the flight or voyage.
1. Flight identification or vessel identification
[IATA Airline code and flight number of the aircraft or vessel
name and voyage number, as the case may be.]
2. Particulars of vessel:
(i) registration number;
(ii) country of registration;
(iii) name of local agent or where no local agent is there, the
name of owner.
3. Scheduled date of departure of vessel or aircraft.
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4. Scheduled time of departure
[Based on the local time of the port of departure.]
5. Scheduled date of arrival in Guyana
[Date of scheduled arrival of the vessel or aircraft at a port in
Guyana based on local time of the port of arrival.]
6. Scheduled time of arrival in Guyana.
[As per local time of location in Guyana.]
7. Last place or port of call of the vessel/ aircraft.
8. Place or port in the county of destination where the vessel
or aircraft arrives from the last place or port of departure.
9. Subsequent place or port within the country.
10. Total number of passengers on board the aircraft / vessel.
11. Number of crew members including the master.
PART II. Information relating to individual passengers .
A. Core data elements of the official travel document:
(i) Official travel document number.
(ii) Issuing country or organisation of the official travel
Document.
(iii) Official travel document type.
(iv) Date of expiry of the travel document.
(v) Surname/ given name(s) of the passenger.
[Family name and given name(s) of the holder as it appears in
the official travel document.]
(vi) Nationality.
(vii) Date of birth [ in Christian era].
(viii) Gender.
B. Additional data (if applicable):
(i) Guyanese/ CARICOM Visa Number
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(ii) Date of issue of visa
(iii) Place of issue of visa
(iv) Other document number used for travel
[other document number used for travel is
required when the official travel document is not
required.]
(v) Type of other document used for travel.
(vi) Place of birth and country of birth.
(vii) Status of traveller
(Passenger / crew/ passenger in transit)
(viii) Place or port of original embarkation
(ix) Place or port of clearance
(x) Place or port of onward foreign destination.
SCHEDULE III
DOMESTIC SPACE COUNTRIES
1. Antigua and Barbuda
2. Barbados
3. Dominica
4. Grenada
5. Guyana
6. Jamaica
7. St. Kitts and Nevis
8. Saint Lucia
9. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
10. Trinidad and Tobago.
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SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
_________________
1 of 1993 IMMIGRATION (PASSPORTS) ORDER
made under section 5

Citation.

Visa required
except in cases
specified.
Exemptions

Schedule.
ARRANGEMENT OF ORDERS
ORDER
1. Citation.
2. Visa required except in cases specified.
3. Exemption.
4. Other exemptions.
1. This order may be cited as the Immigration
(Passports) Order.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this order, the
passport of a subject or citizen of any foreign country shall
not be accepted as such under section 5 of the Act, unless it
bears a Guyanese consular visa valid for Guyana.
3. Clause 2 shall not apply –
(a) where the passport is issued by any of
the countries specified in the
Schedule;
(b) where the passport is issued by a
Commonwealth country, other than a
country specified in the Schedule, and
the law of that country is such as to
ensure entry of Guyanese subjects or
citizens in that country on
presentation of their Guyanese
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Other
exemptions.

passports without the need for visa
from that country;
(c) where a passport is exempted by the
Minister from the requirements of this
order; or
(d) where the passport falls within the
provisions of a Visa Abolition
Agreement for the same time being in
force.
4. (1) Clause 2 shall not apply to –
(a) diplomatic or service passports issued
by the Government of Venezuela to a
subject or citizen of Venezuela who is
a member of the Embassy, or a
member of the Consular post, of
Venezuela in Guyana;
(b) diplomatic or service passports issued
by the Government of Venezuela to a
subject or citizen of Venezuela, not
being member of the Embassy or of
the consular post of Venezuela in
Guyana, who is travelling through
Guyana for official purposes on behalf
of the Government of Venezuela:
Provided that such subject or citizen
seeking to enter Guyana proposes to
remain therein only for a period not
exceeding one month from the date of
his entry into Guyana and after
entering Guyana remains therein only
for a period not exceeding the
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aforesaid period of one month of such
further period as the Government of
Guyana may allow at the request of
the Embassy of Venezuela in Guyana.
(2) In paragraph (1), the expression “member of
the consular post” has the meaning as in the Privileges and
Immunities (Diplomatic, Consular and International
Organisations) Act.
SCHEDULE Cl.3
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES
Antigua and Barbuda
The Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Jamaica
Montserrat
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Saint Lucia
St. Vincent and Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
New Zealand
OTHER FOREIGN COUNTRIES
United States of America Portugal
Belgium Spain
France Denmark
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O. 4/1992
18/2003


Citation and
commence-
ment.
Interpretation.

Germany Norway
Greece Sweden
Ireland Finland
Italy
Luxembourg
The Netherlands
Suriname
Japan
Democratic People’s
Republic of Korea
Republic of Korea.
__________
IMMIGRATION (ALTERNATIVE TO PASSPORTS)
ORDER
made under section 5
1. This Order may be cited as the Immigration
(Alternative to Passports) Order 1992 and shall deemed to
have come into operation on 10th February, 1992.
2. In this Order –
(a) “Caribbean Community” means the
community of states established by
the Treaty signed on 4th July, 1973, at
Chaguaramas;
(b) “driver’s licence” means a driver’s
licence issued under the Motor
Vehicles and Road Traffic Act or a
driver’s licence issued under the
corresponding law of one of the
countries mentioned in the Schedule.
(c) “identification card” means an
identification card issued under the
Immigration (Alternative to Passports) Order
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Entry into
Guyana of
Caricom
nationals
without pass -
ports

National Registration Act and
includes a replacement identification
card so issued or an identification
card under the corresponding law of
one of the countries mentioned in the
schedule.
3. Subject to the provisions of this Order a person,
being a national of one of the countries within the Caribbean
Community mentioned in the Schedule, hereinafter referred
to as a Caricom national, may enter Guyana without a
passport on production to the immigration officer of –
(a) his driver’s licence; or
(b) his identification card,
which must be valid and must clearly indicate his home
address, nationality and contain his recent photograph.
SCHEDULE Cl.3
1. Antigua and Barbuda
2. The Bahamas
3. Barbados
4. Belize
5. Dominica
6. Grenada
7. Jamaica
8. Montserrat
9. Saint Christopher and Nevis
10. Saint Lucia
11. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
11A. Suriname
12. Trinidad and Tobago
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Immigration (Alternative to Passports) Order
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IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS
ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS
REGULATION
1. Citation.
2. Interpretation.
3. Immigrant to satisfy immigration officer that he is not
a prohibited immigrant under section 3(l)(f) or (g).
4. Immigrant not a prohibited immigrant where bona fide
employment in Guyana awaits him.
5. Dependants.
6. Duty of immigration officer where he decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant or where an
order is made for the removal of an immigrant from
Guyana.
7. Immigration officer to report to Chief Immigration
Officer.
8 Ports of entry under section 7.
9. Examination of immigrants and declaration under
section 9.
10. Medical examination of immigrants.
11. Prescribed security.
12. Manner of removal of immigrant from Guyana where
order made under section 16(l)(a) or (b).
13. Arrest and examination of suspected prohibited
immigrants.
14. Notice under section 23.
15. Appeal under section 27.
16. Duties of person in charge of persons detained in
custody under the Act.
17. Re-entry permit under section 36.
SCHEDULE—Forms.

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Reg. 29/ 1947
5/1959
1/1950
14/1950
17/1952
25/1952
37/1952
5/1959
8/1965
21/1965
9/1975
6/1992
2/1996
6/1998
Citation.


Interpretation.

Immigrant to
satisfy
immigration
officer that he is
not a
prohibited
immigrant
under section
3(1)(f) or (g).
Immigrant not
a prohibited
immigrant
where bona fide
employment in
Guyana awaits
him.
IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS
made under section 37
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Immigration
Regulations.
2. In these Regulations, “section” means a section of
the Act.
3. Where an immigration officer raises the question as
to whether a person is a prohibited immigrant under section
3(l) (f) or (g), the onus shall lie on such person to satisfy the
immigration officer that he is of sufficient means to support
himself and his dependants, or that he is not likely if he
entered Guyana to become a charge on public funds, as the
case may be.
4. (1) Where bona fide employment in Guyana is
awaiting an immigrant (not being a person who is suffering
considered by an immigration officer to be a person who is,
under section 3(l)(g), likely if he entered Guyana to become a
charge on public funds.
(2) For the purposes of determining whether there
is bona fide employment within the meaning of this regulation,
the immigration officer may require evidence as to the nature
and period of the employment, the rate of wages which the
from infirmity of body or mind or ill-health) he shall not be
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Dependants.

Duty of
immigration
officer where
he decides
that an
immigrant is
a prohibited
immigrant or
where an
order is made
for the
removal of an
immigrant
from Guyana.
Immigration
officer to
report to Chief
Immigration
Officer.
prospective employer proposes to pay, and the ability of such
employer to carry out his undertaking to employ the
immigrant.
(3) Nothing in this regulation shall be construed as
affecting the powers of an immigration officer under sections
12 and 14, and where an immigration officer exercises his
powers under section 12 or section 14 with respect to an
immigrant entering Guyana for purposes of employment, he
may, if he thinks fit, require the prospective employer in
Guyana of the immigrant to furnish the prescribed security
under regulation 11 to repatriate the immigrant if the
employment is terminated within two years from the date on
which the immigrant entered Guyana.
5. Where it is alleged that a person entering Guyana is
a dependant under section 3(5)(h) or (i) and as such is not a
prohibited immigrant, the immigration officer may require
evidence to be produced to his satisfaction that such person is
a dependant as alleged.
6. Where an immigration officer decides that an
immigrant is a prohibited immigrant, or where an order is
made under section 28 for the removal of an immigrant from
Guyana, he shall forthwith transmit to the Chief Immigration
Officer all documents and information in his possession
relating to the said decision or order, or incidental thereto or
connected therewith.

7. (1) Every immigration officer shall, within 7 days
after the end of every month, furnish, in respect of the
performance of his duties as such, a report to the Chief
Immigration Officer.
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Port of entry
under section 7.
[Reg. 6/ 1992
2/1996
6/1998]


Examination
of
immigrants
and
declaration
under section
(2) Every immigration officer shall, whenever
required by the Chief Immigration Officer so to do, furnish
him with such information in respect of the performance of
the duties of the immigration officer, as may be required.
8. The following are ports of entry under section 7 –
(a) the ports of Georgetown,
New Amsterdam, Springlands,
Morawhanna, and the Government
Station at Lethem;
(b) the Cheddi Jagan International
Airport;
(c) the village of Bartica;
(d) the Police Station at Orinduik;
(e) the Police Station at Good Hope;
(f) the airstrip at Omai;
(g) the wharf known as the Moleson
Creek wharf situate at Moleson Creek.
9. (1) The investigation and the examination of
persons under –
(a) section 9(l)(a) and section 9(l)(b)(i)
shall be conducted on the vessel or at
any other place convenient for the
purpose as the immigration officer
may direct;
(b) section 10(4) shall be conducted at
such place convenient for the purpose
9.
[[9/1975]
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Medical
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immigrants.

as the immigration officer may direct.
(2) Declarations under section 9(l)(b)(i) and section
10(4) shall be in Form 1A or IB in the Schedule as the
immigration officer may direct.
(3) Where an immigration officer requires an
immigrant to make and sign such a declaration –
(a) the immigration officer shall, in case
of doubt, satisfy himself that the
immigrant is of sufficient intelligence
to understand the declaration;
(b) the immigration officer may, in any
case, put questions to the immigrant
in relation to the answers given by the
immigrant in the declaration and shall
fill up the declaration accordingly;
(c) the immigration officer shall, where
the immigrant is unable to fill up the
declaration, question the immigrant,
through an interpreter if necessary,
and shall himself fill up, or cause to
be filled up, the declaration.
10. (1) A Government medical officer from time to
time designated by the Minister for the purpose shall, when
necessary and required, be present at the examination of
persons entering or seeking to enter Guyana, and shall
indicate to the immigration officer any person who ought, in
the opinion of such medical officer, to be medically examined.
(2) The immigration officer may require such medical
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Prescribed
security.
(a) of any such person; and
(b) of any other person entering or found
within Guyana,
who is required under the Act or these Regulations to submit
to such medical examination.
(3) The medical examination of any person
entering or seeking to enter or found in Guyana shall take
place at such place as may be convenient, and as soon as
possible after the arrival of such person in Guyana or after
such person is found; and the immigration officer shall be
furnished with a report as to the result of such examination.
11.(1) Whenever security has to be furnished by an
immigrant such security shall be –
(a) by way of a deposit with the
Accountant General or with an
immigration officer for and on behalf
of the Accountant General of the
appropriate amount of money; or
(b) by way of a security bond in the
appropriate amount of money with
one or more sureties, and in the form,
approved by the Accountant General.
(2) Except in any case specially directed by the
Chief Immigration Officer, the appropriate amount under
paragraph (1) shall be –
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(b) the sum of $500 if the immigrant
belongs to The British Islands or to
the Republic of Ireland or to any other
islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
(other than the West Indies) or to a
place situate in North America,
Central America or South America
(other than Guyana or Surinam);
(c) the sum of $2,000 if the immigrant
belongs to a place situate in the
Middle East, Far East, Australia or
New Zealand;
(d) the sum of $1,000 if the immigrant
belongs to any other place,
and where any question arises as to the place to which the
immigrant belongs it shall be referred to the Minister.
(3) Where the prescribed security is furnished by
way of a deposit of money, the amount of such deposit shall
be refunded –
(a) where the conditions on which the
permit to which the deposit relates is
granted, are duly observed, fulfilled
and performed, and the person to
whom the permit relates departs from
Guyana before the expiration of the
period for which the permit is
granted; or
(b) where the Minister so directs, and not
otherwise.
(4) The Minister, or the Chief Immigration Officer,
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Manner of
removal of
immigrant
from Guyana
where order
made under
section 16(1) (a)
or (b).
may, in any particular case, exempt an immigrant from
furnishing the prescribed security under this regulation.
(5) In this regulation, the expression “the West
Indies” means Jamaica (including its dependencies), Trinidad
and Tobago, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada,
Montserrat, Saint Christopher, Nevis and Anguilla, Saint
Lucia, Saint Vincent, the Cayman Islands, the Turks and
Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
12. (1) Where an order is made under section 16(l)(a),
the immigrant to whom the order relates shall be removed
from Guyana –
(a) by the master (on the order being
produced to him) of the vessel in
which the immigrant arrived in
Guyana, and in that vessel; or
(b) on the application of the owner or
agent of that vessel and with the
consent of an immigration officer, by
such owner or agent in any other
vessel.
(2) The specified period in an order made under
section 16 (l)(b) requiring an immigrant to leave Guyana shall
not exceed a period of 60 days from the date of the arrival of
the immigrant in Guyana; and the immigrant to whom the
order relates shall be removed from Guyana—
(a) by the master of the vessel in which
he arrived in Guyana, and in that
vessel; or
(b) by the master of any other vessel
belonging to or chartered by the
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suspected
prohibited
immigrants.

owner of the vessel referred to in
subparagraph (a),
on the order being produced to the master and on his being
requested by an immigration officer to remove the immigrant
from Guyana.
13. (1) Where an immigration officer has reasonable
ground for suspecting that any person within Guyana entered
Guyana after the commencement of the Act and is a
prohibited immigrant he may apply, by information in
writing on oath, to a magistrate for a warrant of arrest of the
immigrant and the magistrate, if satisfied that the application
should, having regard to the proviso to section 28(1), be
granted, shall issue a warrant of arrest accordingly.
(2) The warrant of arrest may be executed by any
member of the police force, or by any member of the rural
constabulary.
(3) The immigrant shall, on his arrest, be brought
and taken before the immigration officer
(4) The immigration officer shall thereupon
examine the immigrant in order to ascertain whether he
entered Guyana after the commencement of the Act, and
whether he is a prohibited immigrant, and the immigration
officer may, if the circumstances so warrant, direct that the
immigrant submit himself to a medical examination, and
may, if necessary, cause him to be detained pending the
completion of the inquiry.
(5) If on the completion of the inquiry the
immigration officer decides that the immigrant entered
Guyana after the commencement of the Act, and is a
prohibited immigrant, the immigration officer shall make an
application under section 28 for an order for the removal of
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Notice under

Appeal under

the immigrant from Guyana unless he is satisfied that such
application would not be entertained.
14. A notice under section 23 shall be in Form 2 in the
Schedule.
15. (1) A notice of appeal under section 27(l)(a) shall
be in Form 3, and a notice of appeal under section 27(l)(b)
shall be in Form 4, in the Schedule.
(2) The immigration officer shall, if requested so to
do by an immigrant to whom a notice under section 23
relates, supply to the immigrant for completion a copy of a
notice of appeal in Form 3 or Form 4, as the case may be, in
the Schedule.
(3 )Where an immigrant gives to an immigration
officer notice of appeal under section 27(1 )(a) –
(a) the immigration officer shall
forthwith transmit the notice of
appeal to the clerk of the nearest
magistrate’s court and a copy thereof
to the Chief Immigration Officer;
(b) the immigration officer shall arrange
for the reception of the immigrant,
pending the hearing and
determination of the appeal, in a place
of detention under section 31;
(c) the immigration officer shall, if the
appellant so requests, and on his
furnishing the prescribed security
under regulation 11 –
(i) grant a permit to the immigrant
section 23.
Form 2
section 27.
Form 3
Form 4
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to remain in Guyana pending
the hearing and determination
of his appeal to the magistrate’s
court or of any subsequent
appeal from such court; and
(ii) release the immigrant from
detention pending the hearing
and determination of his appeal
to the magistrate’s court or of
any subsequent appeal from
such court;
(d) the immigration officer shall inform
the Chief Immigration Officer, where
the immigrant is detained in custody,
of the place where he is detained, and
if the immigrant is not detained in
custody, of the period for which a
permit is granted under
subparagraph (c) (i).
(4) The Chief Immigration Officer shall, forthwith
after receiving a copy of a notice of appeal and the
information under paragraph (3)(d), notify the magistrate
having jurisdiction in the matter accordingly.
(5)The magistrate shall appoint a day, hour and place
for the hearing of the appeal, and reasonable notice thereof
shall be given in writing to the immigrant and to the
immigration officer.
(6) Where the immigrant is detained in custody,
the immigration officer shall arrange for him, if he so desires,
to be present at the hearing of the appeal.
(7) The magistrate may, on the application of the
immigration officer or of the immigrant, summon witnesses
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to attend on the hearing of the appeal to give evidence and to
produce documents, and Part II of the Summary Jurisdiction
(Procedure) Act shall, mutatis mutandis, apply in the same
manner and to the same extent as if the hearing of the appeal
were the hearing of a complaint under the Summary
Jurisdiction Acts.
(8) At the hearing of an appeal to a magistrate’s
court the immigration officer shall place, or cause to be
placed, before the magistrate, a copy of the notice given to the
appellant under section 23, but he may, after sufficient notice
to the appellant, rely on grounds not specified in the said
notice.
(9) Subject to paragraph (8), the appeal shall,
mutatis mutandis, be heard in the same manner as if it were a
complaint under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts.
(10) After considering all the evidence in the
matter, the magistrate shall determine –
(a) whether the appellant is or is not a
prohibited immigrant under the Act,
(b) if so, whether he is satisfied that the
appellant is exempt from the
provisions of section 3.
(11) The magistrate shall allow the appeal –
(a) where he determines that the
appellant is not a prohibited
immigrant; or
(b) where he is satisfied that the
appellant is exempt from the
provisions of section 3;
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and the magistrate shall dismiss the appeal where he
determines that the appellant is a prohibited immigrant, and
he is not satisfied that the appellant is exempt from the
provisions of section 3.
(12) The magistrate shall endorse his decision on
the notice of appeal transmitted to him under paragraph (3)
(a).
(13) The immigration officer shall forthwith inform
the Chief Immigration Officer of the decision of the
magistrate.
(14) Where an immigrant gives to an immigration
officer notice of appeal under section 27(l)(b), the immigration
officer, shall forthwith transmit the said notice of appeal to
the Chief Immigration Officer.
(15) Where an immigrant who is detained in
custody under the Act gives notice of appeal under section
27(1 )(b), the immigration officer shall, if the appellant so
requests, and on his furnishing the prescribed security under
regulation 11 –
(a) grant a permit to the immigrant to
remain in Guyana pending the
hearing and determination of his
appeal to a judge of the High Court
sitting in Chambers; and
(b) release the immigrant from detention
pending the hearing and
determination of his appeal to a judge
of the High Court sitting in
Chambers.
(16) Where an immigrant, whose appeal under
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persons
detained in
custody under
the Act.
Re-entry permit
under section
36.
Form 5
Schedule.
section 27(l) (a) has been dismissed by a magistrate's court,
does not within the required time give notice of appeal to a
judge of the High Court sitting in Chambers, or where the
appeal of an immigrant to a judge of the High Court sitting in
Chambers is dismissed, abandoned or struck put, an
immigration officer shall take such steps as may be required
for the removal from Guyana of the prohibited immigrant,
and in the meantime the prohibited immigrant shall be
detained in custody under the Act:
Provided that an immigration officer may grant a permit
to the prohibited immigrant to remain in Guyana, and the
said prohibited immigrant shall thereupon be conditionally
released from detention in custody under the Act.
(17) Where an appeal to the magistrate or to a
judge of the High Court sitting in Chambers is allowed, the
appellant shall, if detained in custody under the Act, be
discharged from such custody, and if a permit was granted to
him under paragraph (2)(c) or (15), he shall be relieved from
the conditions of any permit issued to him under the Act or
these Regulations, and his residence in Guyana under such
permit shall not be construed as conditional or temporary
residence.
16. Any person employed by the Government to have
custody and control of any person detained in custody under
the Act shall carry out such duties as are assigned to him by
the Chief Immigration Officer.

17. (1) An application for a re-entry permit under
section 36 shall be made to an immigration officer in Form 5
in the Schedule.
(2) The applicant for a re-entry permit shall
produce to the immigration officer –
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(a) such evidence as the immigration
officer may reasonably require in
support of the statements in the
application;
(b) two photographs of himself of a size
from time to time approved by the
Chief Immigration Officer,
and shall pay to the immigration officer, in respect of the
application and the permit, a fee of fifty cents which fee shall
be paid by the immigration officer to the Accountant General.
(3) Where an immigration officer refuses to issue a
re-entry permit, the applicant therefore may appeal to the
Minister.

SCHEDULE
FORMS
[Reg. 9/1975] FORM 1A reg. 9(2)
FRONT
(Passenger’s declaration under sections 9(l)(b)(i) and 10(4)(b)).
INTERNATIONAL E/D CARD
TARJETA INTERNACIONAL E/D
Print firmly in Block Letters (En letras de Molde)
1. Family Name
Appellido
Other Name
Nombre


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Sex Male Female
Sexo
2. Date of Birth.................................................................................
Fecha de Nacimiento Day (Dia) Month (Mos) Year (Ano)
3. Place of Birth.................................. 4. Nationality.......................
Lunar de Nacimiento Country (Pais) Nacionalidad
5. Profession or Occupation.............................................................................
Profesion/Occupacion see over (al reves)
6.Home Address...................................................................................
Direccion Habitual see over(al reves)
7. Passport (a) Number (b) Place and date of issue
Passporte Numero Lugar y Fecha de expedition
................................................................................
8. ARRIVING (a) Port of Embarkation.............................................
PASSENGERS Puerto de Embarque
LOS (b) Intended Address.............................................
PASAJEROS Direccion al Destino
ENTRANTES
(c) Purpose of visit
Motivo de la vista
9. DEPARTING Port of Disembarkation
...........…………………………….
PASSENGERS Puerto de Desembarque
LOS PASAJEROS
DE SALIDA
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10. RESIDENTS ONLY
(a) Length of stay abroad (Arrivals only)………………………..
(b) Purpose of visit abroad (Arrivals or Departures)……………..
…………………………….
Signature of Passenger/ Firma del Pasajero
For Official Use Only Solo Para Uso Official
BACK
Item 5 (Profession or Occupation, Profesion o Occupacion)
Specify profession or occupation or actual type of work engaged in. Do not use
vague terms as "civil servant" or "clerk" etc. Specify e.g. sales clerk, accounts clerk,
economist, medical doctor.
Estipule su profesion o occupacion o su trabajo actual. No use terminos vagos
tales como funcionorio o dependicate, etcetera, Estipule, por ejemplo dependlento
de ventas, dependionte de cuentas, economista, medico etcetera.
Item 6 (Home Address, Direccion Habitual)
For Arriving Passengers. Give country of normal residence. If normally resident
in U.S.A., Venezuela or Canada, give in addition State or Province.
Para los viajeros que llegan. Pais do domicilio. Si esta pais es los Estados, Unidos,
Venezuela o el Canada, estipule ademas el estado o la provincia.
For Departing Passengers. Give district, village, town or parish. Para los viajeros
que partan: el distrito, la aldeo, la cuidad o el pueblo.

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[Reg. 9/1975] FORM 1B reg. 9(2)
FRONT
(Passenger’s declaration under sections 9(l)(b)(i) and 10(4)(b)).
REPUBLIC OF INTERNATIONAL E/D CARD
GUYANA
TARJETA INTERNACIONAL E/D
Print firmly in Block Letters (En letras de Molde)
1. Family Name
Appellido
Other Name
Nombre
Sex Male Female
Sexo
2. Date of Birth.................................................................................
Fecha de Nacimiento Day (Dia) Month (Mos) Year (Ano)
3. Place of Birth.................................. 4. Nationality.......................
Lunar de Nacimiento Country (Pais) Nacionalidad
5. Profession or Occupation.............................................................................
Profesion/Occupacion see over (al reves)
6.Home Address...................................................................................
Direccion Habitual see over(al reves)
7. Passport (a) Number (b) Place and date of issue
Passporte Numero Lugar y Fecha de expedition


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8. ARRIVING (a)Port of Embarkation.............................
PASSENGERS Puerto de Embarque
LOS (b) Intended Address......................................
PASAJEROS Direccion al Destino
ENTRANTES
(c) Purpose of visit ……………………....
Motivo de la vista

(d) Length of stay ……………………….
9. DEPARTING (a) Port of Disembarkation
PASSENGERS Puerto de Desembarque
………………………………………….

(b) Intended Address…………………..
Direccion Prevista
………………………………………….
10. DEPARTING NON-RESIDENTS
EXTRANJEROS QUE PARTEN

Actual length of stay in Guyana
Actual direccion de visia en Guyana
11. RESIDENTS ONLY
(a) Length of stay abroad (Arrivals only)………………………..
(b) Purpose of visit abroad (Arrivals or Departures)……………..
(c) Proposed length of stay abroad (Departures only )………….
…………………………….
Signature of Passenger/ Firma del Pasajero
[see over]
For Official Use Only Solo Para Uso Official
BACK
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NATIONAL I.D. CARD NO.
INSTRUCTIONS, LAS INSTRUCCIONES
Item 5 (Profession or Occupation, Profesion o Occupacion)
Specify profession or occupation or actual type of work engaged in. Do not use
vague terms as "civil servant" or "clerk" etc. Specify e.g. sales clerk, accounts clerk,
economist, medical doctor.
Estipule su profesion o occupacion o su trabajo actual. No use terminos vagos
tales como funcion-orio o dependicate, etcetera, Estipule, por ejemplo
dependlento de ventas, dependionte de cuentas, economista, medico etcetera.
Item 6 (Home Address, Direccion Habitual)
For Arriving Passengers. Give country of normal residence. If normally resident
in U.S.A., Venezuela or Canada, give in addition State or Province.
Para los viajeros que llegan. Pais do domicilio. Si esta pais es los Estados, Unidos,
Venezuela o el Canada, estipule ademas el estado o la provincia.
For Departing Passengers. Give district, village, town or parish. Para los viajeros
que partan: el distrito, la aldeo, la cuidad o el pueblo.
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reg. 14 FORM 2
THE IMMIGRATION ACT
Notice under section 23 that an immigrant is a prohibited immigrant.
To (here state name of immigrant).
NOTICE is hereby given that I have decided that you are a prohibited
immigrant within the meaning of the Immigration Act, and that the grounds
of my decision are as hereunder—
(Here state the grounds.)

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You may, if you think fit, appeal from this decision to a magistrate's court,
and, if you so request, you will be supplied with a copy of the form of notice
of appeal.
Your dependants are—
Dated this………………………day of………………………….20….
(Signed)…………………………………..
Immigration Officer.
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reg. 15(1) FORM 3
Notice of appeal under section 23(l)(a) to a Magistrate's court
THE IMMIGRATION ACT
To the Immigration Officer
I, ………………………………, do hereby give notice of appeal against
the decision of the Immigration Officer that I am a prohibited immigrant
within the meaning of the Immigration Act.
Dated the……………………………day of……………………20...............
(Signed)………………………………....
Immigrant
Place…………………………………………
Note.—The Immigration Officer will, at the request of the immigrant, supply
him with a copy of this form.
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reg. 15(1) FORM 4
Notice of appeal under section 27(l)(b) to the Full Court
In the Full Court of the High Court of Guyana
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……………………………, Appellant
v.
Chief Immigration Officer, Respondent
I, ………………………………, do hereby give notice of appeal against the
decision of the magistrate's court that I am a prohibited immigrant within
the meaning of the Immigration Act.
Dated the……………………………day of ………………20…..
(Signed)………………………………………
Appellant
To the Immigration Officer,
And to the Clerk of the magistrate's court.
Note.—The Immigration Officer will, at the request of the immigrant,
supply him with copies of this form.
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Reg. 17 (1) FORM 5

THE IMMIGRATION ACT
Application under section 36 for a re-entry permit
(a)
I the undersigned (b)………………………………at present
residing at……………………………………………..hereby
declare that I am a Commonwealth citizen and that (c)
(1) I was born in Guyana;
(2) I was born of parents who at the time of my birth were domiciled
or ordinarily resident in Guyana;
(a) Insert
name of place
(b) Christian
and surname of the
applicant in
full
(c) Strike out
such of the
paragraphs
(1) to (4) as
do not apply
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(3) I am domiciled in Guyana;
(4) I have been ordinarily resident in Guyana for a period of 7
years or more, and since the completion of such period of residence I
have not been ordinarily resident in any place outside Guyana
continuously for a period of 7 years or more;
(5)I am a dependant of a person to whom any one of the para-
graphs (1), (2), (3) and (4) above mentioned applies; and that
I therefore belong to Guyana in terms of section 2(3) of the
Immigration Act.
2. I propose to depart from Guyana on the………………………………
day of.....................................................20……., and I intend to return to
Guyana; and I hereby apply that a re-entry permit be issued in my
favour.
Dated the………………………….day of…………………20……
To the Chief Immigration Officer, or
To the Immigration Officer, as the case may be.
(Signed)………………………………..
Applicant
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Reg. 10/ 1961 IMMIGRATION (PERSONNEL OF THE INTERNATIONAL
BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS

Citation.
Exemptions.
-made under section 37
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Immigration
(Personnel of the International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development) Regulations.
2. It is hereby declared that the governors, executive
directors, alternates, officers and employees of the
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development shall
not be prohibited immigrants for the purposes of the
Immigration Act.
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Immigration (Personnel of the International Bank for Reconstruction and
Development Regulations
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