HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RESIDENCE PERMIT ?

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Any individual who requests a form for applying for a Residence Permit for the first time, must first produce their passport.

  1. A valid passport (passport must be valid for at least six months before expiry date). If it does not have the required six months validity, the applicant must have the passport renewed, and a form will not be given to the applicant.
  2. Extension of Stay must be sought from the Immigration Department and recorded in the passport. Unless an applicant’s immigration status changes to Work or Residence Permit, the applicant’s status remains as visitor, and the application must have Extension of Stay. If the applicant does not apply for Extension of Stay he/she is on island illegally, and will not be given an application form until his/her status of visitor is regularized.
  3. If the applicant qualifies as above an application form will be given. The application consists of two (2) application forms, one medical form and a checklist. The application forms must be completed and signed by the applicant. All questions on forms must be answered. The Extension of Stay on passport should be entered at the end of the form. A medical doctor should fill out the medical form upon examination of the applicant. HIV and chest x-rays test must be included and results should be recorded on medical forms. All required documents must be submitted together with the application, otherwise the application will not be accepted.

Documents required for applying for a Residence Permit