Nearly 1200 immigrants granted amnesty in Antigua and Barbuda

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CABINET REPORT:

A team from the Department of Immigration updated the Cabinet on the progress of the amnesty programme.

Inter alia, the Cabinet was informed that 1,166 applications have already been approved, with the Department processing about 110 applications daily.

The process requires the filling of a secure application form which is accompanied by a passport and application fee of $200.00.

Forms have been distributed to consulates in Antigua that represent some of the larger immigrant communities, viz., Jamaica, Guyana, and the Dominican Republic.

This is to make the forms easily accessible to applicants. Under the programme, applicants who have been residing in Antigua and Barbuda for four years or more and who may have gaps in their residency are eligible to apply to regularize their immigration status.

The Cabinet commended the Chief Immigration Officer and her Department on the excellent job in the management of the programme, now into its twentieth day.

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