Press Release
8 January 2018 - 4:06pm

A multi-year entry permit will now be granted to eligible individuals effective immediately.

Government-contracted employees, employees of statutory bodies and persons who have indefinite work permit exemption and have lived in the Territory consistently for five years or more will be eligible for a multi-year entry permit.

Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Mrs. Geraldine Ritter-Freeman said the multi-year entry permit will be granted in three year intervals, as opposed to an annual permit, and will be given after the expiry date of the individuals’ present entry permit.

Mrs. Ritter-Freeman said, “This will positively impact those persons and their dependents who are ordinarily resident in the Territory but are still subject to immigration control. It will also aid in enhancing the department’s operations as we seek to provide efficient and reliable services to the public.”

She added, “The permit, however, is not automatic and will be issued accordingly by the interviewing officer based on the individual’s satisfactory history with the Department.”

The cost of the three-year permit will initially be $75, as per the immigration regulations.  However, the cost is likely to change pending the proposed increase in immigration fees slated for this year.     

The granting of multi-year entry permits is in keeping with regional and international immigration reform initiatives. 

For more information, persons should contact the Immigration Department at 468-3701 ext. 4700 or 4705.

Author

Bria Smith

Professional Cadet
Ministry of Education and Culture
Telephone: 468-3353
Email: BriaSmith@gov.vg

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