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VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

VFS Global Team To Return To Bermuda

The VFS Global team will be returning to Bermuda on March 23rd and 24th to conduct biometric testing for visa applications. A Government House spokesperson said, “Government House is pleased to announce that the VFS Global Team will be returning to the island 23 and 24 March 2021 to conduct biometric testing for visa applications. “Appointments... Read more of this article

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

Column: OBA’s Smith On Immigration Reform

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Ben Smith] It was with a mix of surprise and frustration that I saw the headline on January 26th that Minister Hayward was warning that we need immigration reform or fall off a fiscal cliff. It has taken forever for the PLP to come to this position. The fact that the delays have been caused by the reform being... Read more of this article

E-Gates Helping To Improve Travel Experience

E-Gates Helping To Improve Travel Experience

The automated electronic clearing gates at the airport are available for Bermudians, spouses and children of Bermudians and PRC holders “as part of the Department of Immigration’s new border control system” with a “goal of investing in technology to streamline and improve the travel experience in Bermuda.” This is according... Read more of this article

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

Column: Dwayne Robinson On Immigration

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] Immigration has long been a heated and contentious topic. One side of the political spectrum believes immigration policies have been weaponised to prop up white oligarchs, while the other side believes our immigration policies are not liberal enough and that we have been stifled by xenophobia. Whether you... Read more of this article

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