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Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

[Updated] The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group has again urged the Government to “fulfill its own stated promise of comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform,” saying that “the public has no knowledge about the current state of immigration reform.” A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘Accelerate Processing Of Work Permits’

OBA: ‘Accelerate Processing Of Work Permits’

“Government must accelerate the timeliness of vetting and processing of work permit applications to help address some of Bermuda’s immigration challenges,” according to Sylvan Richards, the Shadow Home Affairs Minister. Mr Richards said, “In his address to the PLP conference the Premier stated ‘what we must do is move from... Read more of this article

OBA: Goal To Increase Our Working Population

OBA: Goal To Increase Our Working Population

“It is imperative that the Government seek meaningful immigration reform that includes, as its goal, an increase in Bermuda’s working population,” Shadow Home Affairs Minister Sylvan Richards said, adding that “it is critical for the survival of our country.” His comments follow after the release of the Bermuda’s Population Projections... Read more of this article

Deadline Extended For English Policy Feedback

Deadline Extended For English Policy Feedback

The deadline for feedback on the proposed English Speaking Work Permit Policy has been extended until October 19th. Back on October 3rd, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said, “The English Speaking Work Permit Policy is in circulation to key stakeholders for consultative purposes; the deadline for feedback is October 12, 2018. Depending on... Read more of this article

English Speaking Policy Under Consideration

English Speaking Policy Under Consideration

[Updated with video + remarks] An English Speaking Work Permit Policy is under consideration, and the Minister is expected to hold a press conference to provide details later today [Oct 3], the Ministry has confirmed. What appears to be a draft document of the potential policy states, “While it is appreciated that employers in a number of industries... Read more of this article

Plans To Improve Immigration Customer Service

Plans To Improve Immigration Customer Service

In looking at ways to improve customer service and application processing times at the Department of Immigration, the Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown has been working with department staff to “create both short-term and medium-term plans.” “In order to address outstanding applications and bring them up to date, a short-term solution... Read more of this article

‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

‘Mixed Feelings’ Over Uighurs Getting Citizenship

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group said they “have mixed feelings with the granting of BOTC citizenship to the Uighurs“, explaining that some members are pleased with this news, while other members were not pleased that the Uighurs’ immigration situation is “resolved faster than someone who has been living... Read more of this article

Group Urges Government To Reform Immigration

Group Urges Government To Reform Immigration

The ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ group is urging the Government to “fulfill its own stated promise of comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform to correct the injustices and divisions that exists within many families in Bermuda.”A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration... Read more of this article

Minister: New Entertainers Policy For Immigration

Minister: New Entertainers Policy For Immigration

A ‘New Entertainers Policy for Immigration’ will be introduced effective 30th July, Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown said in the House of Assembly. “The Department of Immigration and the Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] have worked together to draft the new policy,” the Minister explained. “It should be noted that... Read more of this article

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

Group Urges Progress On Immigration Reform

[Updated] The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group said they applaud Premier David Burt for recognizing the Portuguese community by announcing a public holiday to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants, however they “remain concerned about the current dilemma of immigration reform that many Portuguese... Read more of this article

Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

Reminder: BOTC Bermuda Passport Holders

The Department of Immigration today [May 23] issued the following reminder to all British Overseas Territories Citizen [BOTC] Bermuda passport holders.Do not book/confirm travel plans unless you have a valid passportGenerally, passports with a validity of six months or more may be used for travel before there is a requirement to apply for a new... Read more of this article

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

ICO Annuls Immigration Board PATI Decision

Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez has annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration in reference to a PATI request, with the decision requiring them to issue a new initial decision to the Applicant’s PATI request. “Information Commissioner Gitanjali Gutierrez issued Decision 04/2018, which annulled a decision by the Board of Immigration... Read more of this article

Group Urge Govt To Work On Immigration Reform

Group Urge Govt To Work On Immigration Reform

The “Supporting Fair Immigration Reform” group said they “urge the Government to continue to work on completing comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform to correct the injustices and divisions that it has created within families.” A spokesperson said, “The individuals behind the ‘Supporting Fair Immigration Reform’ Facebook... Read more of this article