Get a Permanent Resident’s Certificate

If you have a Permanent Resident’s Certificate (PRC), you have the right to live and work in Bermuda and to purchase Bermuda property with a lower Annual Rental Value (ARV).

Eligibility

Under Section 31A, you may apply to the Minister of Immigration for a PRC if:

  • You have been exempted from Part V of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956, under section 5 of the Economic Development Act 1968 for at least 10 years;
  • You have been ordinarily resident in Bermuda for a period of at least 10 years; and
  • You have been ordinarily resident in Bermuda during the 2 years immediately preceding this application. 

Under Section 31B, you may also apply to the Minister for a PRC if you are:

  • You are the son or daughter of a person who has been granted a PRC under Section 31A, and you are above the upper limit of compulsory school age; or
  • You are the spouse of a person who has been granted a PRC under Section 31A, but you do not qualify for the grant of a PRC or Status.

For further information see http://www.bermudalaws.bm/ for the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act, 1956 and the PRC application form.

Fees

On application for a permanent resident's certificate under section 31A

$50,000

On application for a permanent resident's certificate under section 31B

$3,000

How to apply

To apply for a Permanent Resident’s Certificate you must complete the application below.

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