Policy Paper On Long-Term Residents Available

August 11, 2021 | 3 Comments

The Government’s policy paper on “Securing Permanency for Long-Term Residents” is now available online.

The paper notes, “As a solution, the Government proposes expanding the eligibility criteria for persons to obtain a PRC as outlined below:

  • Proposal #1: Expand the eligibility criteria for the granting of PRC to include any person who has been ordinarily resident in Bermuda for 20 years or more.
  • Proposal #2: Expand the eligibility criteria for the granting of PRC to include a non-Bermudian parent of a child with Bermudian Status and who has been ordinarily resident in Bermuda for 15 years or more.
  • Proposal #3: Expand the eligibility criteria for the granting of PRC to children born to 2nd Generation PRC holders and who have been ordinarily resident in Bermuda.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda has heard the concern from members of our community.

“In response, it has taken the balanced, fair, and reasonable approach needed to allow Long-Term Residents to obtain a Permanent Resident Certificate by providing sensible solutions that resolve the identified problems.

“The Government has also improved upon the Repatriation and Mixed Status Families amendments made in 2020, supporting the principle that families should remain together.

“The Ministry of Labour is now pleased to advise the public that the policy paper on Securing Permanency for Long-Term Residents is now available online here.”

The Securing Permanency for Long-Term Residents Policy Paper follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. PRC says:

    I have PRC and am getting ready to move and give it up. This Government is too little, too late. Pay taxes all my life and can’t vote? No thank you.

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Agree. Such half assed, half measure tinkering around the edges.

      Typical PLP.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    Why are we allowed to discuss this now when all of Bermuda was shut down and Parliament was not allowed to debate such matters 5 years ago?

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