Bermuda: Changes to Permanent Resident Card Eligibility 

January 26, 2022

Key Points 

  • Expanded eligibility for long-term residents in Bermuda who apply for permanent residence 

Overview 

On 1 Dec. 2021, the government of Bermuda approved amendments to the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. The changes to this Act went into place on 1 Jan. 2022.  

Under this amendment, the eligibility for long-term residents permitted to obtain a Permanent Resident Card (PRC) was expanded to include the following: 

  • Applicants who have been a resident in Bermuda for a period of at least 20 years, including the two years immediately following the application submission; 
  • Applicants who have been a resident in Bermuda for a period of at least 15 years, including the two years immediately following the application submission, who are the parent of a child of a Bermuda citizen; or 
  • Applicants whose child was previously granted a PRC 

For additional information concerning eligibility and the application process, click here.  

What are the Changes? 

On 1 Jan. 2022, the government of Bermuda put in place changes for long-term residents applying for a PRC in Bermuda. These changes were approved on 1 Dec. 2021.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Bermuda’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information on Bermuda.   


Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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