Hashtag: #BermudaImmigration

VFS Global Team Biometric Testing For Visas

VFS Global Team Biometric Testing For Visas

The VFS Global team will be coming to the island later this month for all persons requiring biometric testing for visas. A Government House spokesperson said, “Government House is pleased to announce that the VFS Global team will be coming to the island the week of the 14th September for all persons requiring biometric testing for visas. “Customers... Read more of this article

Minister: Immigration Legislation To Take Effect

Minister: Immigration Legislation To Take Effect

[Updated] Minister of Labour Jason Hayward held a press conference this afternoon [Aug 31] to provide an update on Immigration Reform. Minister Hayward said that effective tomorrow [Sept 1] the Repatriation & Mixed Status Families amendments to the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956, will be brought into force, and effective September 14th,... Read more of this article

190 Applications For Residential Certificate

190 Applications For Residential Certificate

190 applications have been received thus far for the One Year Residential Certificate, with 73 of them being approved so far, Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said. Minister Hayward said, “Despite a sluggish post-COVID-19 economy and an unprecedented job shortage, this Government has remained steadfast in stimulating the economy and creating jobs... Read more of this article

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

Employers Responsibilities Toward Employees

The Ministry of Labour said they wish to “remind employers of their responsibilities toward employees as enshrined in the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act and the Work Permit Policy.” A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry is fully cognizant of the financial challenges facing many employers. However, it must be noted that... Read more of this article

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

73 Applications To Date For Residential Certificate

“The Government’s 1 Year Residential Certificate initiative, which invites individuals to work remotely from Bermuda has received a very positive response,” Minister Jason Hayward said, adding that “to date we have received 73 applications.” Speaking at last night’s [Aug 6] press briefing, Minister Hayward said, “The... Read more of this article

Govt Launches ‘Work From Bermuda’ Website

Govt Launches ‘Work From Bermuda’ Website

The Bermuda government has launched a website for “professionals, investors, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads who are able to work remotely, including post-secondary students,” to apply for the ‘Work from Bermuda’ certificate. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda government has launched a purpose-built website for professionals,... Read more of this article

Govt Launch One Year Residential Certificate

Govt Launch One Year Residential Certificate

The Government has launched the ‘Work From Bermuda One Year Residential Certificate’ form, which allows people who have “the means to support themselves while working remotely” to apply to live in Bermuda for one year.Premier David Burt stated, “This government invites individuals who are already working from home to work... Read more of this article

Minister: One Year Residency Certificate Policy

Minister: One Year Residency Certificate Policy

The Ministry will amend the eligibility for a One Year Residential Certificate to allow persons to work remotely from Bermuda, Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said Speaking in the House of Assembly today [July 17], Minister Hayward said, “The Ministry will amend the eligibility for a One Year Residential Certificate to allow persons who are... Read more of this article

Column: Financial Impact Of Immigration

Column: Financial Impact Of Immigration

[Opinion column written by Shadow National Security Minister Ben Smith] The Honorable Premier announced that Bermuda should be moving to Phase 3 on June 11th. This news will be welcomed by the population as we should see more of our people returning to full employment and some returning to partial employment as businesses cautiously reopen to see what... Read more of this article

‘Be Closely Scrutinizing Our Work Permit Policy’

‘Be Closely Scrutinizing Our Work Permit Policy’

“We will now be closely scrutinizing our work permit policy as there are a significant number of Bermudians who are unemployed,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said, adding that “in this current climate, work permit approvals are not guaranteed.” Speaking at last night’s [May 28] press briefing, Minister Caines... Read more of this article

‘Phased Resumption Of Services At Immigration’

‘Phased Resumption Of Services At Immigration’

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines provided an update regarding the phased resumption of services at the Department of Immigration. A Government spokesperson said, “Minister Caines advised that an info guide outlining what services will be available from today, May 4 can be found on the government portal here. However the Minister provided... Read more of this article

Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

Minister: Department Of Immigration Updates

The processing of existing applications has resumed with a reduced workforce under social distancing conditions and emergency passports needed for medical purposes are being addressed, Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said today. In providing an update from the Department of Immigration, Minister Caines said:, “The processing of existing... Read more of this article

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

Permit To Be Revoked If Worker Violates Order

[Updated] All individuals, including guest workers, arriving into Bermuda are required to self-quarantine for 14 days and “any guest worker found to be violating the self-quarantine order will immediately have their work permit revoked,” Minister of National Security Wayne Caines said. A government spokesperson said, “The Minister... Read more of this article