Citizens from member states of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Economic Union are no longer required to apply for a work permit to be employed in Antigua and Barbuda.
The announcement was made on Tuesday in accordance with the OECS’ Statutory Instrument No. 31 of 2014.
Those who are presently living in Antigua and hold work permits are no longer required to make applications for renewals of these permits, however they are expected to approach the Immigration Department to regularize their status.
Furthermore work permit applications which were approved prior to July 2014 and remain uncollected should be collected from the Employment Unit of the Labour Department with the presentation of receipts of application or a valid passport as soon as possible.
Persons failing to come forward will be contacted by the Labour Department.
OECS member states include Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands are associate members of the OECS.