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Rodson Dcruze (December 2018)
Hi, I have a work permit for Bermuda (issue date 13 Nov 18 to 13 Nov 19). I have applied for UK DATV and I got 6 months transit visa, but my work permit says I need visa 45 days beyond my work permit. I am trying to apply again but the agents are saying that if I apply again they will give me same 6 months visa. What shall I do please help me out. Which visa should I apply for.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) December 2018
You should apply for multi-entry UK Standard Visitors Visa (there is a type) which can be used for transiting through the UK within 48 hours. It is issued for 6 months to 10 years (you should ask for 2 years visa in your case). However clearly show the reason for transiting and attach a copy of your Bermuda work permit. Note that this type of Standard Visitors Visa will not allow you to stay in the UK for more than 48 hours and is not the same as the type issued to leisure or business travellers to the UK. Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) is issued for short duration and is usually applicable for tourists passing through UK to another country.
Marcia Westhaver (July 2018)
Hi Raj, My husband and I are Canadian. He lived in Bermuda for 28 years and holds a PRC. He has accepted a job in Bermuda and we are moving there. I understand for myself, to work there, my employer has to apply for a work permit for me. Is this right? Do I need to come back to Canada to receive a work permit? Thank you for your time.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2018
Hi, you can receive the work permit from your employer while in Bermuda. However in order to start work, you need to regularize your visa status with immigration. You can not work in Bermuda with your visa status being a spouse of an expat.
Clementina (August 2017)
Hi. I am Kenyan, I got a letter offering a job position in Bermuda, the recruiter is asking me to pay 35 pounds so as the company offering me a job will process the work permit for me. I would like to know if I am required to pay the money or the recruiting agent is conning me. please advice me on this.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2017
Usually the employer pays for the work permit. I would suggest you directly talk to the employer to make an assessment on this. I hope you have engaged with a well known recruitment agency.
Rodson (April 2017)
Hello, my employer submitted the application for standard work permit in 9th February 2017 and still no work permit has been issued and there is no response from the immigration department as told by my employer. Please help me by letting me know is there a problem or does immigration usually takes too long normally. And if there is problem what should I do. Thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2017
Hi, unfortunately you can not do anything here. The employer makes the application and the work permit is issued to the employer and not to the employee. So the employer has to follow up and find out the reason for delay.
Roman (February 2016)
Hi! I'm Ukrainian and I have Bermuda work permit. Do I need to have Bermuda Entry visa upon my arrival? thank you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) February 2016
Hi, you additionally need a multi entry UK visa.
J Rpvs (April 2015)
My son, who holds a valid Canadian Passport and good for another 3 years was invited to work at a hotel in Bermuda for his College Summer Break. He will be there for approx. 115 days. Some websites say he needs a special document (Business Visitor Form), while others say he does not require anything. Some state that if you travel for more than 21 days, you need a visitor visa, while others say you can stay for 180 with no visa. Can you please confirm if he needs anything special to visit and work for that period of time. Thank You
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2015
Hi, nobody can work in Bermuda without a work permit. There are various categories of work permits depending on the nature of job. The employer needs to apply for that. Ask your son to get in touch with the hotel for necessary documentation.
Hiral Parekh (December 2014)
Hi Raj, Request you to please help me. I am an Indian citizen. I've been issued a work permit by my employer in Bermuda.The work permit is for 3 years ending 15th December 2017.The work permit states that I also require a Multi re entry visa through country transitting. That would be UK in my case.Would you please help me with or guide me to who can answer as to what category of Visa shall I apply for?( General Visitor, Business Visitor, Transit Visa, British overseas Territory and Commonwealth visa) and also the supporting documents I shall attach with my application ??? Please please help.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, December 2014)
Multi Re-entry Visa (MRV) is a type of Transit visa. Since you will be travelling though UK, you need an MRV for UK which should be valid for at least 45 days beyond your work permit validity period. There is no separate Bermuda Entry Visa required in your case. You can apply for your MRV though British Embassy or their appointed visa handling agency. Check with them for all required documentation. A copy of Work permit should be attached.
Shankar Thapa (July 2013)
Hi, I am a Nepalese citizen currently working in The State Of Qatar and I would like to apply for the bermudain work permit. since I have only Nepalese passport and Qatar work permit, can i apply for the bermudain work permit? If yes then what are the requirements? Thanks in advance.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, July 2013)
Hi, Individuals can not apply for work permit in Bermuda. You can only apply for a job and if selected, the employer will apply for the work permit for you. Please go through the link Jobs in Bermuda to understand the process.
Pat (June 2013)
My wife is Bermudian, and I'm US citizen, but we are planning to move to Bermuda. If I want to apply for any company in Bermuda do I need a work permit even though I'm married to a Bermudian? Thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013)
Unless you get a Bermudian Status, spouses of Bermudians are considered non-Bermudians by law and will require a work permit to work in the island. There are several conditions for getting the Bermudian Status by a foreign born spouse of a Bermudian. And one of them is to live with the Bermudian spouse (i.e. your wife) in the island continuously for 10 years. Regards,
Nichole (June 2013)
My husband has received a call from a recruiter and we're interested but want to know about how it would work for me. If my husband is there on work permit how easy for me as his wife to get a work permit?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013)
Hi, Unfortunately there is no advantage or opportunity that comes your way because your husband gets a job in Bermuda. If you want to work in the island, you too will need to go through the same process of finding a job and applying for a work permit. I have observed that chances for an expat's spouse to get a job in the island is quite low, but possible. This is because the authorities want the islanders' jobs to be protected and as an expat's spouse you must have a strong case for recruitment. Note that once you get a work permit of your own, then you will need to change your visa status and re-enter the island as an expat employee instead of as a spouse of an expat employee. Regards,
Jane (April 2013)
Hi, I had a job offer for a midwifery post in Bermuda but I had 3 children at that time and I was informed that I would not be permitted to live there with so many children. One has now left for university so I am left with two. Can I now come to Bermuda even though I am a single parent? I will be working full time. Many thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2013)
Hi, There is usually no restriction in coming to Bermuda and living with up to two children except for some specific job categories like waiter etc. But since you have three children, you should check this out with Bermuda's department of immigration because there may be a question if your third child could come and try to join you in future. Usually no Bermuda based employer would offer a job to a non-Bermudian with more than two children. Even if one does, a work permit may not be issued.
Simon Abraham (March 2013)
Hi, I occasionally need to visit Bermuda from the UK to see clients my company has on the island. My company also has a Bermuda Exempted Company on the Island that's a subsidiary. I would normally stay for just 2 or 3days and the only 'work' I would conduct is informal and formal meetings. Would I need a work permit for this???
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, March 2013)
Hello, Your question can be best answered by Bermuda's Department of Immigration. What I'm saying here is only my personal opinion. In my view the treatment of the case would largely depend on how you define 'Occasional' visits. If it is like once in 2-3 months, I think you should be fine with a multiple entry business visa. In general, one doesn't need more client meetings than that. But if the visits are more frequent like once in a week or month, then it may get into a grey area. While your intent may be genuine, some others might exploit the situation wrongly or misuse it. For example, one might use such visits to provide on-call or scheduled support or consultancy. In such cases, it is real work done on the island which calls for a work permit and not just a business visa. So I would suggest that you write to the Department of Immigration, explain your case, expected maximum frequency of your visits, get their opinion and go forward accordingly.
Shaik (March 2013)
Hi, I will be travelling to Bermuda from India on official work. My client has applied for a work permit and I received a Representative Work Permit. Please let me know if I need to apply for any other visa in India except UK/USA transit visa.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, March 2013)
Bermuda Visa exemption is applicable for Indian tourists, not for persons on work. Please contact the nearest British Embassy for required travel documentation.
Jane (September 2012)
Hi, I hope you can help me. I have a job offer to work as a nurse in Bermuda but I am single with 2 children (ages 10+13). I have a boyfriend but we currently do not live together in the UK. Can I move to Bermuda with my children without him or does he need to come with me and also apply for a job? Many thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, September 2012)
Hello Jane, If you have a job offer in Bermuda and a work permit, then you can move in with your children (unless restricted by the job category). If your boyfriend wants to join you, he will need a separate job & work permit in Bermuda. I would advise that you reconfirm this with Bermuda's Department of Immigration. Here are the contacts:
Personal Services Manager
Phone: (441)295-5151 Ext 1393
Tina Agarwal (August 2012)
Hi, I will be travelling to Bermuda for work purposes. The company there has applied for a work permit. Once I obtain the work permit, am I required to apply for any other visa in my country (India) for Bermuda except a UK/USA transit visa ?? please help !!!!!!!!!!
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2012)
If your work permit mentions "visa controlled national - must have Bermuda entry visa", then you must have a valid visa for 5-10 years and produce it along with the work permit when you land in Bermuda. Otherwise you do not require a separate entry visa. However, check out the latest Bermuda immigration laws from the nearest British Embassy. India, Russia and China have been recently taken out of the list of "Visa Controlled Nationals" status.
I am currently working in UAE. I have valid work permit to work in Bermuda. Can you please tell me how to apply for entry visa to Bermuda? And what type of visa I should apply? I tried to apply through UK embassy in UAE. It does not say anything about how to apply for Bermudian employment visa??? can you please help me?
Hi, Please contact Bermuda's Department of Immigration for details. (Note: I have given the immigration contact details above).
I am currently in Canada on a work permit and am of Indian Origin. I would like to know If I can visit Bermuda with the work permit. It is valid till end of 2013. Also, if I need to apply for a Visa, what should I do and how should I go about with it. Regards,
Hi Malcolm, To get a job in Bermuda, you will require Bermuda's work permit. Canadian work permit will not work. Would suggest that you go through the section Jobs in Bermuda in my website. That should give you almost all the information about jobs and work permits in Bermuda and how to go about it.
Visit all the links in the page for detailed information. If you are planning to visit the island as a tourist, then go through Bermuda Passport, Visa and Travel Documents. Regards,