Premier’s Ministry issues amnesty for Non-Nationals

VanceAmory-10CHARLESTOWN NEVIS — The following is a notice from the Premier’s Ministry regarding regularisation of Non-National status on Nevis.

The Premier’s Ministry through its Work Permit Office is informing all Non-Nationals residing on Nevis who are in arrears of payment for Work Permits, Annual Residency and Visa Extensions, that an amnesty has been put in place for all outstanding amounts owing to the Nevis Island Administration, up to the end of 2014.

However, for a person who is in arrears to benefit from this waiver of outstanding amounts, he or she must come to the Work Permit Office at Bath Hotel and make the payment that is required for 2015, on or before the 31st day of March, 2015.

To further encourage Non-Nationals to regularize their status, those who pay for 2015 on or before March 31st, 2015, will benefit from a reduction in Work Permit fees of $500 and a reduction in Annual Residence fees of $500.

The amnesty and reduction in fees payable will be extended to ALL Non-Nationals residing on Nevis.

Failure by anyone affected by this notice to regularise himself of herself at the Work Permit Office on or before March 31st, 2015 will result in he or she having to settle in full, all outstanding amounts owed before the amnesty was implemented.

All Non-Nationals and employers are encouraged to take full advantage of the amnesty period.

Further, to assist CARICOM Nationals living in Nevis who are desirous of investing in land on the island, the Premier’s Ministry advises that effective immediately the Alien Land Holding Licence fee payable on the purchase of land will be reduced from 10 percent of the value of the land to 5 percent.

The Nevis Island Administration values the contribution of all who call Nevis their home and continues to work with all Nevisians and residents to create a harmonious society beneficial to all.

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