AS OF Monday, the Civil Registry and Immigration Department (CRID) announced that it will be issuing special residence permits for third country nationals who are employed or wish to be employed by foreign-owned companies who have offices on the island.
The statement by the CRID specifies that the companies in question must be owned by third country nationals.
The new residence permit document will be fitted with biometric features, such as fingerprints and other electronically-stored data.
4CRID added that all third country nationals who fall under that category and who have pending applications for permits, must submit an additional application and pay an extra fee of €10. The additional application and fee must be submitted by October 25 the latest or the application will be automatically rejected, the CRID warned.
“It must be noted that all residence permits already issued shall remain in force until their expiry,” the announcement said.