Taking into consideration the ongoing problem with falsification of visas, passports and travel documents by many Haitian citizens, the United States and Haiti agree to form a mission to deal with the problem.
Haiti and U.S. Band Together to Fight Travel ID Scams
In an effort to combat counterfeit visas, passports, and other travel IDs, Haitian Justice Minister, Pierre-Richard Casimir, and U.S. Embassy in Haiti Charge d'Affaires, Brian Shukan, joined forces to take preventive action and also investigate such crimes impacting both nations.
Haitians, victims of travel ID scams, whose cases will be heard by Ministry authorities, will help in the prosecution of scammers falsely claiming they are U.S. Consulate representatives.
Haitians will be able to travel once again as new passports just arrived. The Minister of Communication thinks that the people who have been waiting to obtain or to renew their passports will not have to wait any longer. 60,000 passports have been delivered to the Haitian authorities and are now available.
After several weeks of disruption in the supply of passport booklets, finally Mr. Rothchild Francois Junior, the Minister of Communication found some good news to announce... "60,000 passport books are now available". As per his statement, the immigration office will work throughout the weekend to clear every backlog because over 35,000 passport applications are pending. The minister has himself admitted that it is a result of "an act of state's irresponsibility". A new order has been placed to make sure this doesn't happen again. However, as per minister's assurance, the people who have been waiting to obtain or to renew their passports will not have to wait any longer.