Get a Landing Permit

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Landing permits are issued to assist work permit holders who have a need to travel during the period of time when a new work permit is being processed.

A landing permit provides proof that the work permit holder has a right of residence in Bermuda, and allows the work permit holder to be appropriately landed upon return to Bermuda. In all cases, although the application has been submitted, there is no decision on the work permit at the time of travel.

When to apply for a landing permit

A landing permit can only be issued when a new work permit is submitted. The application for a landing permit must be complete and submitted no less than one month - and no more than three months - prior to the expiration of the current work permit.

If the application is incomplete or is submitted late (less than one month before expiry), then a landing permit cannot be applied for or issued, unless the appropriate appeal has been lodged and fees have been paid.

If the new work permit is submitted after expiry of the current work permit, and a landing permit application is submitted at the same time as the new work permit application, the employer will be immediately contacted by the Department of Immigration to advise that the landing permit will not be considered and that a full refund (for the landing permit) will be processed in due course.

Work permit holders whose work permit falls to this scenario, will, upon return to Bermuda, be subjected to landing parameters as listed in Appendix II of the Work Permit Policies.  If however, the employer successfully appeals to the Minister to allow the employee to continue working during the consideration of the work permit application, a landing permit will be issued.  It is therefore important that appeals are lodged at the same time as the new work permit application.

How to apply

In order to make application for Landing Permit the following steps must be taken:

  1. Visit the department of immigration website: https://www.gov.bm/department/immigration

  2. Identify the  application of interest  then select from list of processes

  3. Download the Application Form Landing Permit Application Form

  4. Print the application form and complete the application form with black (for passport applications single sided paper and black ink only) or blue ink. Obtain all required documents based on notes checklist. Please supply the following when you complete the form:
    • Name of company/employer
    • Name and nationality of work permit holder/dependent
    • Travel dates
  5. Make online payment to the HSBC bank Account to include description

  6. Submit the application and all required documents in the Immigration Drop Box on the First Floor of the Government Administration Building with copy of online payment Confirmation.
  7. A member of the ImmigrationTeam will contact each applicant to advise if items are missing by email, once all items are submitted and the Application is deemed complete the applicant will be duly advised along with the expected timelines.

After review of the appropriate section please direct all queries to: immigrationqueries@gov.bm

Online Payments Guidance

  1. The client will complete the application(s)
  2. Deposit or transfer fees into Immigrations HSBC bank account
  3. Include confirmation of transfer, receipt or screen shot on mobile phone that payment has been processed.
  4. Applications will be placed in the Immigration drop box on the First Floor of the government Administration Building.

Bank account details:

HSBC
BMD - 010125243001
USD - 010125243501

Online Reference Description: Required for all transactions

Name DOB application type
Joe Doe, 01/12/65, Landing Permit
 

Fees

For each member of the crew joining or leaving a yacht in Bermuda:

$35.00

For any other person:

$60.00

If you land in Bermuda at any point of entry without sufficient travel, work permit or re-entry documents:

$240.00

Landing Permit

After review of the appropriate section please direct all queries to: immigrationqueries@gov.bm

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