Work permit extended to December 31 for Venezuelans

The content originally appeared on: Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Hundreds of Venezuelans in front of the Immigration building on Henry St, Port of Spain waiting to update their work permits. – File photo by Grevic Alvarado

THE work permit exemption granted to Venezuelans in Trinidad and Tobago who submitted renewal documents between June 20 and August 11 last year has been extended to December 31.

A statement from the National Security Ministry on Thursday gave the update, adding that in the coming weeks, a list of approved permit numbers will be posted, in tranches, to the ministry’s website and social media pages.

The information will say when people holding those permit numbers must visit the relevant Immigration office to collect their new Minister’s Permits and update their registration cards.

The statement added that further information on the collection requirements and process will be outlined to registrants in a subsequent media release.

On June 12, 2023, a statement from the ministry announced the permit’s extension to December 31, 2023.