Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. and Canadian Residents

Barbados Questions:

My signature does not match the name printed on my passport. Is that a problem?

If you did not sign your full name on the passport, all our visa documents must be signed the way you signed your passport.

Why do I have to provide 12 passport pictures?

The mission will need these pictures in order to renew your visa while in country. The mission will also need these pictures to apply for a visa in other islands.

Do I send the 2 sets of fingerprints to Missionary Travel or to Accurate Biometrics?

You will send the fingerprints to Accurate Biometrics.

What if missionaries already speak their mission language?

Missionaries' language skills will be tested by someone from the missionary training center. If missionaries are found to be language advanced, they will be notified of any changes by their priesthood leaders. 


Guadeloupe Questions:

Do missionaries have to make a personal appearance at a consulate?

Yes. You will need to make a personal appearance at a French Consulate. Missionary Travel will schedule your personal appearance as well as book your travel to and from the consulate.

What if missionaries are planning an international trip before entering the missionary training center?

Missionaries should not plan/schedule a trip prior to entering the missionary training center. Their passport will need to be sent in with the other requested visa documents.