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Requirements for Permanent Resident
Documents Required for Permanent Residence under Section 5 of the Immigration Act, Cap 190
- Applicant's Birth Certificate.
- If a married woman, Marriage Certificate must be produced.
If married to a Barbadian woman, the applicant is required to produce:-
- His wife's Birth Certificate; and
- His marriage Certificate.
- If applicant's previous marriage was terminated by Death or Divorce - then appropriate Death Certificate or Divorce document i.e., Decree Absolute should be submitted.
If born in wed-lock to a Barbadian mother and a non-national father the applicant is required to produce:-
- Mother's Birth Certificate; and
- Parents' Marriage Certificate.
- General Medical Certificate of Health from Doctor if sixteen (16) years of age or under.
- If sixteen (16) years of age or over, the standard Medical Form provided, must be completed by the Doctor.
- Certificate of Character from the Police of each country in which you have lived (if sixteen years or over). A sworn affidavit of character in lieu of a P.C.C. from the U.K. as well as a disclosure form.
- Income Tax Clearance Certificate - Barbados.
- Four (4) passport sized photographs, one of which must be certified by a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public.
- Letters from school(s) attended in Barbados.
- Letter of employment.
- Proof of qualifications (if any).
- Application fee of Bds. $300.00 (Personal cheques will not be accepted).
- If approved a final fee of $1200 Bds to be paid.
It should be noted that -
- In the event of any discrepancy in any of the names, appearing on the documents required above, then an Affidavit must be submitted in order to clarify the same.
If applicant is under 18 years of age and forms are signed by a person other than the parent(s), then a Letter of Consent from the parent(s) must be submitted.
This Letter of Consent must be notarised i.e. signed by the parent(s) in the presence of a Justice of the Peace or Notary Public who will sign and affix his appropriate official stamp/seal.
- In cases where the legal custody of a child is granted, the document showing legal custody must be submitted.
P.S. Originals & Photocopies of documents must be submitted
Certificates/Documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by an official English translation.
Work Permits Section 17 of the Immigration Act, CAP. 190
All non-nationals desirous of working in Barbados are required to register with immigration prior to commencing employment.
The types of permits available to non nationals are:
Requirements for short-term work permits:
Requirements for long term work permits:
In order to become eligible for a long-term Permit, prospective employers must sufficiently prove that no resident or Barbadian national is capable and willing to fulfill the requirements of the position in question.
NB: THE APPLICATION FEE IS $300.00 BDS BUT THE FINAL FEE WILL VARY DEPENDENT ON THE CATEGORY OF WORK AND THE LENGHTH OF TIME REQUESTED AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD CODE FEE REGULATIONS.
Requirement for Immigrant Status in accordance with Section 6 or Sub-section 13(7)
- For adults, three (3) completed Immigrant Status forms A1 certified by a Justice of the peace or a notary public.
- Under 16 two (2) completed Immigrant Status forms A1 certified by a Justice of the peace or a notary public.
- Applicant’s original and copy of Birth certificate.
- If married to a Barbadian the applicant is required to submit the Barbadian's birth certificate.
- The marriage certificate must be produced if either persons were previously married or in the event of death or divorce the appropriate certificates must be produced.
- The standard medical report for persons over 16 and for those under, a general health certificate is required. For Medical Forms completed out side of Barbados Medical X-rays must be submitted in report form.
- A Police Certificate of Character (PCC) from the applicant’s country of origin or any country in which the applicant may have resided for six months or more since age 16. A sworn affidavit is required in lieu of countries which do not issue PCC and all PCC’s must be accompanied by finger prints.
- Income tax clearance certificate from Barbados.
- Four (4) photos, one of which must be certified by a Justice of the Peace or a notary public.
- Letters from schools attended in Barbados, which must state the period of attendance.
- Proof of qualifications.
- Letter of employment.
- In the event that there is a discrepancy in names an affidavit is required in an effort to clarify the names.
- In a case where legal custody of the child was awarded to any other person, then the relevant documents must be produced.
- Certificates in a foreign language must be accompanied by a translated transcript in English by anOFFICIAL translation.
- If the applicant is under 18 years of age and the forms are signed by a person other than the parent (s) then a notarized letter of consent from the parent (s) must be submitted, bearing the appropriate stamp or seal of the notary public
- If the applicant is setting up a business he must provide:
NB: Originals and copies of these documents must be submitted with the exception of police certificate of characters to which originals only are taken.