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Letters from both Labour and Health ministers needed for early re-entry — CIO

Persons seeking to re-enter the territory under the ‘special category of persons’ list are being reminded that all applications to the Immigration Department are to be submitted with the approval letters from the Minister of Labour and the Health Minister.

The reminder comes from the Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian Penn who said his department has been receiving an increased amount of applications that are missing the mandatory letters from each minister.

“I would like to inform the persons seeking to enter the territory before September 1 that their applications will not be processed unless they get the required approval from both ministers,” he said in a recent government-commissioned media release.

He added: “Those persons that applied to the Immigration Department without the approval will be processed on September 1 when that prerequisite approval from the ministers is no longer needed.”

Cabinet recently approved the entry for a special category of persons to enter the territory from August 15.

These include dependents such as spouses and children of Belongers, Permanent Residents, work permit holders and work permit-exempt holders.

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  1. BVI disaster says:

    Once again the government is showing its incompetence and discriminatory approach, change is needed soon before this ends in a financial and racial disaster. Two wrongs don’t make a right, stop racism

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  2. Wow says:

    So Ministers really have time to review all of these things and sign them? Sounds like a power trip to me.

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  3. wow says:

    streamline the process before everyone in the world says “Forget it” lets move, lets sell, lets go somewhere else.

    People living in BVI spend money, No people = No money

    No Money = No BVI

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  4. Time Will Tell says:

    How would this be racism? I’m trying to understand. Should there be no system in place that verifies a person’s status in the territory before re-entry? If I was not born in St. Vincent or Jamaica or Trinidad, should I not be required to demonstrate why I should be allowed to enter either of these countries to work and reside there? How would that requirement be considered racism?

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  5. HOA says:

    Oh let me think of the ways to keep the expats out. They’ll have to hire a lawyer to handle all of the red tape and they can’t afford that !

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  6. Rubber Duck says:

    Be proud. BVI are world leaders………..

    …….. in bureaucracy.

  7. Please provide says:

    Provide the email that we can apply through please ty. We are locked out how are we to get those documents.

  8. Locked out expat says:

    Why are yall making it so hard for the expats. We are humans too.
    We have families, apartments and houses we still have to pay for while being locked out.
    How are we supposed to get our belongings after calling the bvi home for 15 years

  9. Wow says:

    That should hold all of you who jump
    Up for the new ..,,,Think again …Now it is like a cow who gives a bucket of milk the kick it over !!

  10. Explain says:

    What do they mean, dependents.spouses, children does this mean if my wife working there and me the husband can travel in. Someone explain to me olease

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