Amnesty period extended for non-nationals

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St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Government of Antigua and Barbuda advised members of the public of the extension of the Amnesty period granted to non-nationals under the Immigration and Passport Act 2014 as amended.

The new deadline of the Amnesty is 29th February, 2016. This extension is to allow the Department of Immigration to conclude the processing of applications received in 2015 and to further to extend to all non-nationals residing in Antigua and Barbuda illegally, the opportunity to regularize their status.

All persons affected are requested to apply to the Department of Immigration for regularization of their status on or before the 29th February, 2016.

The Immigration Department will enforce the provisions of the law by penalizing persons illegally residing in Antigua and Barbuda after the end of the Amnesty period.  This may include the Immigration Department applying for a Removal Order from the State.

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