No More Work Permits

The Department of Immigration is moving towards a paperless system and will no longer be issuing work permits.

According to Minister of Immigration and Foreign Affairs Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette made the announcement Monday that his ministry is now issuing work visas.

Mr. Symonette said the visas take the form of a credit card and are electronically readable.

The status of the many non-Bahamians that flock to The Bahamas for work will now be electronically monitored as they will have to travel with their work visas.