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Key Points

  • Expanded eligibility for long-term residents in Bermuda who apply for permanent residence


On December 1, 2021, the government of Bermuda approved amendments to the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. The changes to this Act went into place on January 1, 2022.

Under this amendment, the eligibility for long-term residents permitted to obtain a Permanent Resident Card (PRC) was expanded to include the following:

  • Applicants who have been a resident in Bermuda for a period of at least 20 years, including the two years, immediately following the application submission
  • Applicants who have been a resident in Bermuda for a period of at least 15 years, including the two years immediately following the application submission, who are the parent of a child of a Bermuda citizen, OR
  • Applicants whose child was previously granted a PRC

For additional information concerning eligibility and the application process, click here.

What are the Changes?

On January 1, 2022, the government of Bermuda put in place changes for long-term residents applying for a PRC in Bermuda. These changes were approved on December 1, 2021.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Bermuda’s website for the latest updates and information on Bermuda.

Source: Government of Bermuda

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