Amnesty Deadline Extended

The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has extended the Amnesty period granted to non-nationals under the Immigration and Passport Act 2014 as amended.

It was disclosed that the new deadline of the Amnesty is 29th February, 2016.

According to Immigration officials, the extension is to allow the Department of Immigration to conclude the processing of applications received in 2015 and to further to extend to all non-nationals residing in Antigua and Barbuda illegally, the opportunity to regularize their status.

Affected Individuals are requested to apply to the Department of Immigration for regularization of their status on or before the 29th February, 2016.

The Immigration Department has indicated that it will enforce the provisions of the law by penalizing persons illegally residing in Antigua and Barbuda after the end of the Amnesty period.  This may include the Immigration Department applying for a Removal Order from the State.

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