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Video: Ministers On Immigration, Stimulus, More

Video: Ministers On Immigration, Stimulus, More

“If we do not use immigration as a means to support economic growth we risk falling off a fiscal cliff which will prevent the Government from providing for Bermuda and her people in the way to which we have become accustomed,” Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said today. “The current reality is that Bermuda is in serious financial... Read more of this article

Govt: New Guidelines For Visitor Extensions

Govt: New Guidelines For Visitor Extensions

The Department of Immigration provided new guidelines for visitor extensions, saying that they ”recognize that visitors may desire to remain on island longer than the allotted 180 days.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Department reminded the public that as of August 1, 2020, the Bermuda Government increased the maximum length... Read more of this article

VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

The VFS Global team will be returning to Bermuda on November 3rd and 4th for biometric testing. A Government House spokesperson said, “Government House is pleased to announce that the VFS Global team will be returning to the island 3rd & 4th November for all persons requiring biometric testing. “The online booking system is open for customers... Read more of this article

Guardian Report: Uighurs Want To Be With Family

Guardian Report: Uighurs Want To Be With Family

“More than a decade after the three Uighur men were released to Bermuda and Albania, they are unable to join their families, who have since moved to Canada,” according to a report in the Guardian. The story said, “They were captured by bounty hunters, shipped across the world by American soldiers and held for years in Guantánamo Bay. “Salahidin... Read more of this article

354 ‘Work From Bermuda’ Certificates Approved

354 ‘Work From Bermuda’ Certificates Approved

452 applications have been received thus far for the Work from Bermuda One Year Residential Certificate, with 354 of them being approved, Premier David Burt said. Speaking at last night’s [Oct 13] press briefing, Premier Burt said, “I would like to provide an update on our ‘Work from Bermuda’ initiative. I am pleased to report that... Read more of this article

Automated Electronic Clearing Gates At Airport

Automated Electronic Clearing Gates At Airport

The Department of Immigration will introduce automated electronic clearing gates, also known as e-Gates, in the Immigration Arrivals Hall. A Government spokesperson said, “In preparation, the Department will launch a pilot of the e-Gates at the L.F. Wade Terminal starting today Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. “The pilot will initially be extended... Read more of this article

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