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Antigua offers third extension for illegal migrants to regularise status

Published:Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 1:54 PM

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):

Non-nationals wishing to regularise their status in Antigua have been given more time to do so.

The government, has given a third extension and as a result the new deadline is February 29.

The previous deadlines were September 15, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

A warning has also been issued that those who are illegal in the twin island state, will be removed from the country if they miss the deadline.

The extension will allow the Immigration Department to conclude the processing of applications received in 2015.

In April last year, the government implemented the amnesty for several of non-nationals who had no legal time in the country.

With the new deadline in place, non-nationals wishing to remain in the country can pay their outstanding amounts, become regularized and be placed on the path to citizenship.