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Audio: Senator Dwayne Robinson On Emigration

Audio: Senator Dwayne Robinson On Emigration

We have a population crisis in Bermuda and the island should aim to gather data of Bermudians overseas, OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson said in the Senate. Senator Robinson said, “As we know in Bermuda, we have a very serious population crisis, and it’s not something that has just happened overnight. It’s not laid at the feet of the particular... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On Immigration & More

Column: Famous On Immigration & More

[Opinion column written by: PLP MP Christopher Famous] What is great about Facebook is that people have to use their real names and or faces in order to have a conversation and or debate. Even if you disagree on any given issue, at least you know who you are talking to. Ironically, very often, people actually meet in person and become friends that see... Read more of this article

BermudaRelocation.com Platform Launches

BermudaRelocation.com Platform Launches

BermudaRelocation.com announced the launch of its “groundbreaking subscription-based platform, revolutionizing the relocation experience for expatriates seeking to make Bermuda their new home.” A spokesperson said, “The first-of-its-kind service offers a comprehensive solution to streamline the relocation process and has been designed... Read more of this article

Govt Clears Work Permit Application Backlog

Govt Clears Work Permit Application Backlog

The Department of Immigration [DOI] advised “that following the cyber-attack on September 20, 2023, the backlog of work permit applications awaiting decisions has been addressed.” A Government spokesperson said, “Despite the DOI team being unable to access the systems required to validate essential information, they continued manually... Read more of this article

Closed Categories Work Permit Rules Extended

Closed Categories Work Permit Rules Extended

The Ministry of Economy and Labour advised that the “moratorium on new work permits issued for the following Closed job categories is extended for three months, ending February 29th, 2024.” A Government spokesperson said, “The following list of Closed job categories is unchanged from the prior three-month period ending November 30th,... Read more of this article

180-Day Policy Takes Effect On Jan 15, 2024

180-Day Policy Takes Effect On Jan 15, 2024

The Department of Immigration said they wish to “advise the public, especially guests of Bermuda, that the policy, which restricts the Allowed Length of Stay [ALOS] for those visiting the island to 180 days in any 12-month period, will come into effect on January 15, 2024.” A Government spokesperson said, “To be clear, the unrestricted... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Work Permits In Bermuda’ Document

Ministry: ‘Work Permits In Bermuda’ Document

The Ministry of Economy and Labour has created a document entitled “Supporting Business Development and Expansion – Work Permits in Bermuda,” which they said “aims to simplify, promote, and explain the work permit types available for businesses looking to domicile in Bermuda or expand their operations.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Department of Immigration Updates On Permits

Department of Immigration Updates On Permits

The Department of Immigration [DOI] has provided an update on work permit applications. A Government spokesperson said, “DOI can advise that all submissions, including those made before September 20th, are still being processed, and while documents cannot be printed, employers will be informed of any decision. “Meanwhile, all work permit... Read more of this article

Update On Restricted And Closed Job Categories

Update On Restricted And Closed Job Categories

The Ministry of Economy and Labour advised that the moratorium on new work permits issued for the following Closed job categories is extended for three months. A Government spokesperson said, “Effective September 1st, 2023, the Ministry of Economy and Labour advises the public that the moratorium on new work permits issued for the following Closed... Read more of this article

Video: Minister On Immigration, Protection Order

Video: Minister On Immigration, Protection Order

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward held a press conference to provide an update on the Bermuda Immigration and Protection [Prohibition of Entry] Order 2023. Minister Hayward’s remarks: Good morning. Today, I wish to provide an update on the Bermuda Immigration and Protection [Prohibition of Entry] Order 2023 [“the Order”]. I want to... Read more of this article

Richardson On Immigration Digitisation Project

Richardson On Immigration Digitisation Project

“We’ve now spent $356,880 to computerize a process which should have been reformed years ago,” OBA MP Jarion Richardson said, adding that “as it stands, we don’t have a new timeline or cost for the completion of this crucial project.” Mr Richardson — the Shadow Minister of Economy and Labour — said, “It’s... Read more of this article

OBA’s Tucker: Three Years Since Work Began

OBA’s Tucker: Three Years Since Work Began

“It has now been three years since the work initially began and over a year since Phase 1 was due to be launched,” Opposition Senator Robin Tucker said in reference to “plans to digitize and automate Immigration application processes.” Senator Tucker said, “In the Speech from the Throne of November 2021, the Government... Read more of this article

Minister: Faster Times For Passport Processing

Minister: Faster Times For Passport Processing

“The Department of Immigration has made significant improvements to the timelines for processing passports and work permits,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward said, explaining that the “passport application process has returned to 11 weeks,” down from “in excess of 20 weeks.” Speaking in the House of Assembly... Read more of this article

Video: BNV With Minister Jason Hayward

Video: BNV With Minister Jason Hayward

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward will be joining Bernews at 10.00am on Wednesday [Jan 11] for the latest episode in the Bernews News & Views series, with the Minister set to discuss the minimum wage, year end review, immigration and more. The video will be live streamed below, as well as on Bernews YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn... Read more of this article

Work Permit Policy: Seeking & Changing Jobs

Work Permit Policy: Seeking & Changing Jobs

The Department of Immigration said they have “seen an increase in inquiries and work permit applications for work permit holders who have worked for their initial employer for less than two years.” A Government spokesperson said, “Clause 4.6 of the 2017 Work Permit Policy states that work permit holders can only change jobs in the... Read more of this article

Minister: Bill Addresses Length Of Visitors Stay

Minister: Bill Addresses Length Of Visitors Stay

Minister of Economy and Labour Jason Hayward tabled the ‘Bermuda Immigration and Protection Amendment Act 2022′ bill, saying that it will “clarify and strengthen the provisions relating to the unrestricted period of residence of visitors to Bermuda.” Speaking in the House of Assembly on Friday [Nov 18] the Minister said, “The... Read more of this article