The Embassy receives numerous questions on a range of issues of interest to our nationals and foreigners. The most frequent ones are listed below and the answers may be helpful to you. Please check here first, but if you do not find what you are looking for, you may contact us.
- How do I apply for a passport?
- How do I get a new passport?
- What happens if my passport is lost, stolen or destroyed?
- How do I become a citizen of Grenada?
- Where is Grenada?
- Where do I find information about investing in Grenada?
- Where do I find information about Grenada?
- What is Grenada’s main industry?
- What is the capital of Grenada?
- Does Grenada have its own currency? What is the currency used in Grenada?
- What is the population of Grenada?
- What is the size of Grenada?
- When is carnival in Grenada?
- How can I travel from the USA to Grenada?
- Where can I stay in Grenada?
- What concessions are granted to Grenadian nationals who wish to return to reside in Grenada?
- Is Grenada an independent country?
- What type of Government system does Grenada have?
- When were elections last held in Grenada?
- Who is the Head of Government of Grenada?
- Who is the Prime Minister of Grenada?
- Who is the Head of State of Grenada?
- Who is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Grenada?
- Is there a university in Grenada?
- What is the main sport played in Grenada?
- Is Grenada a member of the British Commonwealth?
As a citizen of Grenada residing in the United States, you may apply for a Grenada passport by submitting an application to the Embassy of Grenada in Washington, D.C. or through the Grenada Consulate in New York City. Please go to our Forms page on this website for detailed instructions, passport application form and fees.
As a citizen of Grenada residing in the United States, you may apply for a new Grenada passport to replace an expired, lost, stolen or destroyed passport, by submitting an application to the Embassy of Grenada in Washington, D.C. or through the Grenada Consulate in New York City. Please go to our Forms page on this website for detailed instructions, passport application form and fees.
As a citizen of Grenada residing in the United States, you may apply for a new Grenada passport to replace a lost, stolen, destroyed or expired passport, by submitting an application to the Embassy of Grenada in Washington, D.C. or through the Grenada Consulate in New York City. Please go to our Forms page on this website for detailed instructions, passport application form and fees. A lost, stolen, or destroyed passport can take about 3 to 6 months to be processed.
Citizenship is governed by the Constitution of Grenada (Chapter VII) and it is recommended that the Constitution be read for the most complete information. Briefly, persons born in Grenada are automatically citizens. All other persons fall into one of several categories, and it is best to read the Constitution to find out all the options. The Embassy most often receives enquiries about becoming a citizen because of marriage to a Grenadian citizen or because a person’s parent is a Grenadian citizen. The Constitution states, in summary, that a person born outside of Grenada after 7thFebruary, 1974 shall become a citizen of Grenada if at the date of his/her birth his/her mother/father is a citizen of Grenada. The Constitution also states, in summary, that a person who is married to a citizen of Grenada shall be entitled to be registered as a citizen of Grenada. Additional information can be found on the website: http://www.grenadaworld.com/InvestorsGuide/ImmigrationProcedures/
Grenada is located in the Caribbean Sea, the southernmost island in the chain of islands known as the West Indies. This chain separates the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. To the south of Grenada is the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, off the coast of Venezuela in South America. To the North East lies Barbados and, to the North, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada is one of the Windward Islands and is comprised of three main islands –Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The latter two form part of the chain of smaller islands known as “the Grenadines”.
Grenada offers lucrative investment opportunities in a broad range of areas. Detailed information is easily accessible through:
- The Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) http://www.grenadaidc.com and http://www.grenadaworld.com
- The Grenada Board of Tourism http://www.grenadagrenadines.com
- The Ministry of the Environment, Foreign Trade and Export http://www.gov.gd
The Government of Grenada website is the source for official, accurate and up-to-date information about everything Grenadian – http://www.gov.gd . There you will find links to other useful sites, including the Grenada Board of Tourism http://www.grenadagrenadines.com
Grenada’s main industries are tourism (the major foreign exchange earner), agriculture (nutmeg and cocoa), construction and manufacturing. For updated information on the status of the Grenada economy, visit: http://www.gov.gd/economy.html
The capital city of Grenada is St. George’s.
Does Grenada have its own currency? What is the currency used in Grenada?
The currency used in Grenada is the EC dollar which has an approximate exchange rate of US$1 to EC$2.67.
The estimated population of Grenada is 108,132.
Together, the area of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is about 133 sq. m (473 sq. km). The island of Grenada is 12 miles (18km) wide and 21 miles (34km) long, and has a land area of 120 sq. miles (440 sq. km), Carriacou is 13 sq. miles (34 sq. km) and Petite Martinique is 486 acres (194 hectares).
Carnival is celebrated annually in Grenada on the second Monday and Tuesday of August. For more detailed and up-to-date information visit http://www.spicemasgrenada.com/
Several airlines serve Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA):http://www.mbiagrenada.com. Currently, American Airlines flies non-stop to Grenada from Miami and American Eagle flies non-stop to Grenada from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Delta Airlines is scheduled to begin non-stop service to MBIA from New York in June 2010. Grenada can also be reached from other neighbouring Caribbean islands with a short connection on the regional airline LIAT: http://www.liatairline.com
Grenada boasts quality hotels and resorts from the all- inclusive to the family oriented. The Grenada Board of Tourism is the best source for up-to-date information on them all. For details, visit:http://www.grenadagrenadines.com/accom.html
The Government of Grenada has in place a special programme for the grant of relief to Grenadians living abroad and wishing to return home. For full details on incentives offered, procedures and requirements, visit:
Yes, Grenada gained independence from Great Britain on 7th February, 1974. As such, Grenada is a member of the international community of nations, the United Nations and the British Commonwealth.
Grenada has a West Minister Style Parliamentary form of Government. The Parliament which exercises legislative power consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Executive power lies with the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
Elections were last held on July 8, 2008. General elections are held every five years.
The Prime Minister is the Head of Government.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of State and is represented locally by the Governor General. The current Governor General is His Excellency Sir Carlyle Glean. For more information go to: http://www.gov.gd/departments/governor_general.html
There are several tertiary level institutions in Grenada:
- T. A. Marryshow Community College http://www.tamcc.edu.gd
- St. George’s University http://www.sgu.edu
- University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus:http://www.open.uwi.edu/Other_Campuses/Grenada
For more information on education in Grenada please visit: http://www.grenadaedu.com
Traditionally, the sports of cricket, football and netball have been most popular, but other sports have also become of widespread interest such as basketball, tennis and swimming.
Yes, as a former British colony, Grenada became a member of the group of nations known as The Commonwealth, upon gaining independence on 7th February, 1974. For more information see the Commonwealth Secretariat website: http://www.thecommonwealth.org