Legal Update – 2 November 2018

Immigration gives 30 days to foreign nationals to update residential information

  • Exercise starts immediately
  • All foreign nationals on residence permits, dependent passes and exemption certificates to update their residential information
  • Applies to those who have not already reported, submitted and/or updated address
  • Deadline 30 November 2018

In a Press Release reissued by the Immigration Services Department, all foreign nationals who hold residence permits, dependent passes and exemption certificates have been reminded to update their residential information, if not already done so.

This can be done by submitting a report to the nearest immigration office, within 30 days of the announcement date of 1 November 2018. Submission of such information is a mandatory requirement under the law and punishable if not complied with.

The Immigration Services Department further states that after 30 November 2018 a special inspection will be carried out across the country and legal measures will be taken against those who have failed to comply.

The FB Attorneys Legal Updates team recommends foreign nationals to submit two copies of their residential address report attached with copies of residence permits, dependent passes and/or exemption certificates, and retain the duplicate as proof of having submitted the report. If you recently updated your records, you do not have to resubmit the information.

Further, and as has been previously communicated by us, working and/or employment on a business visa/business pass is contrary to the provisions of the law.

The FB Attorneys Legal Updates team recommends all foreign nationals to comply with the above.