1 year residency certificate

PRC Questionnaire (Supporting a Formal Application)

Please complete this questionnaire as completely as possible so that we may assess your application and schedule a further 60 min no obligation consultation as you may request. 

Please note:  This is NOT the formal application for PRC and as a Consultant, should we act for you, we will charge a comprehensive, flat fee for service, which we will confirmed and agreed before we start work. 

Your Status (check all that apply):*
Are there any restrictions on your right to return to your country of origin?*
Marital Status:*
How long did you work for this company, and what are the approximate dates. Please submit a full resume if you have one.
How long did you work for this company, and what are the approximate dates. Please submit a full resume if you have one.
Convictions: Have you ever been convicted in a court of law - criminal or civil?*
Month / Year estimate is fine for now.
Have you ordinarily resided in Bermuda for a period 10 years?*
During this period, have you lived abroad for more than 2 months?*
Details of Spouse / Fmr Spouse - Surname:
Details of Spouse / Fmr Spouse - Sex:
Use date of Decree Nisi, if applicable.
Reason Marriage Ended:
Is your spouse currently residing in Bermuda:
Has your spouse or dependent children even been convicted in a court of law? criminal or civil proceedings?
FATHERS Surname:
Please use exact names as they appear on his birth cert / passport / PRC certificate.
Nationality @Birth:
Complete only if you are applying as the son / daughter of a PRC.
Country of Birth?
Present Nationality?
Complete only if you are applying as the son/ daughter of a PRC.
Does he hold PRC?
Complete only if you are applying as the son/ daughter of a PRC.
Complete only if you are applying as a son / daughter of a PRC.
Reason (death, divorce etc):
[email protected]: *
US / America Canada / Canadian Jamaica / Jamaican The Philippines / Filipino Portugal / Portuguese UK / British OTHER
US / America Canada / Canadian Jamaica / Jamaican The Philippines / Filipino Portugal / Portuguese UK / British OTHER
Yes, I /We would like to schedule a meeting with a Consultant. And -
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Thank you. We appreciate your inquiry and we will be in touch with you within the next business day! Please be sure to review the information that we have posted on our page at www.catalystbermuda.com.

Eligibility Requirements: 

You can apply for a Permanent Resident Certificate from September 2020 - August 2022 if: 

  • You are the son or daughter of a person who has PRC granted under Section 31B of the Bermuda Immigration & Protection Act 1956, 
  • You are spouse of a person who was granted PRC under Section 31B of the Bermuda Immigration and Protection Act 1956. 
  • You are min 18 years of age
  • You have been ordinarily resident  in Bermuda for 10 years preceeding the date of the application
  • You are of good conduct and character
  • Police Certificate (TCG Recommended)

What you need: 

  • A complete, compliant application
  • Certified copy of birth certificate and  / or certified copy of passport 
  • Certified copy of marriage certificate 
  • Certified copy of deed poll, if applicable
  • 2 Passport photos
  • Sponsor Letters - 2 
  • Proof of residency in Bermuda for 10 years eg. letter from schools, employers and a letter from a professional person attesting to your 10 years residence
  • Proof of relationship to child, spouse (whichever applies to your specific application) including long form birth / marriage / adoption certificates or deed poll ( if name has been changed).  Proof is also required of these persons PRC as specified. 
  • Other documentation as deemed in support of the application. 
  • Application Fee payable to the Dept of Immigration:  $3,150.00
  • Admin / Consulting Fees Payable to Agent


Costs / Fees: 

  • Certified Copies / $10 per
  • Police Certificate / $100
  • Status Application / $593
  • PRC / $3,150
  • Consultancy Fees / TBD

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is a mixed status family? 

A mixed status family is a family where one or more parents has Bermudian status or holds a permanent resident's certificate but their son, daughter, or spouse does not have either Bermudian Status or hold a Permanent Resident's Certificate. 


2. What does a mixed family look like? 

These are illustrations only, several other variations can exist - 


a) persons born overseas to a parent who possessed Bermudian status, but was deemed not to be domiciled in Bermuda, 

b) Families where at least one parent qualified for status under 20B2b of the Act, 

c) Children born after 1989 who would have been eligible to inherit status from these parents, but are no longer able to apply due to being too old, 


d) Families with at least one child who qualified under the Amendent Act 1994, however siblings residing in Bermuda do not qualify because they were too old or too young, 


e) Families with at lest one member qualifying under PRC under 31A and other members gaining under 31B, where those PRC31B individuals hare children resident in Bermuda, who are not eligible for Bermudian Status or PRC. 


f) Spouses of PRC 31B individuals who are not eligible to apply for PRC31B


3. How do I apply? 

Complete an application supported by the requirements and must be submitted by August 22. 


4. How much does it cost?

Bermuda Status / $593.00

Permanent Residents Certificate / $3150.00

Naturalisation / $525.00

Police Certificate / $100.00

Certified Copies / $10 each

Plus: Immigration Consultancy Fees


5. How long will the approval take? Expect the approval process to take at least 9-12 months.


6. What information is required? 

See Eligibility Requirements on this same page. 


7. Who should serve as Sponsors? 

Choose professional colleagues adn associates, persons at church, or at organisations for which you have volunteered,  parent teacher association representatives - should be people who have known you for a prolonged period and who can attest to your character and integrity.  Sponsors must hold Bermuda status.  And further, persons who serve as sponsors cannot offer any other references or verification relevant to the application eg. cannot also verify your employment or tenancy. 


8. Can I travel during the time that they are making a decision?  Most definitely. Enjoy vacation as normal but we would  not suggest being off island for more than  2 months. 


9. Can the decision be reversed? 

There are extreme circumstances under which the award of the permanent resident certificate can be reversed - 


a. if the PRC was applied for and granted on the basis of fraudulent documentation, 


b. the PRC is convicted of an indictable offence (in Bermuda or outside of Bermuda, with qualification)


c. if the PRC holder is out of Bermuda for 2 years or more. 


10. I have a brother / sister that left Bermuda 2 years ago because there was no path for us?  Can he / she apply? 


11. Are there any other pathways for PRC? 

The only other pathway for PRC other than marriage and family per the 2020 Amendments, is through the Job Makers Act.   


12. What are the countries of the Commonwealth? 

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Australia
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Barbados
  5. Belize
  6. Botswana
  7. Brunei
  8. Cameroon
  9. Canada
  10. Dominica
  11. Fiji
  12. The Gambia
  13. Ghana
  14. Grenada
  15. Guyana
  16. India
  17. Jamaica
  18. Kenya
  19. Kiribati
  20. Lesotho
  21. Malawi
  22. Malaysia
  23. Malta*
  24. Mauritius
  25. Mozambique
  26. Namibia
  27. Nauru
  28. New Zealand
  29. Nigeria
  30. Pakistan
  31. Papua New Guinea
  32. Republic of Cyprus*
  33. Rwanda
  34. Samoa
  35. Seychelles
  36. Sierra Leone
  37. Singapore
  38. Solomon Islands
  39. South Africa
  40. Sri Lanka
  41. St Christopher and Nevis
  42. St Lucia
  43. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  44. Swaziland
  45. The Bahamas
  46. Tonga
  47. Trinidad and Tobago
  48. Tuvalu
  49. Uganda
  50. United Kingdom*
  51. United Republic of Tanzania
  52. Vanuatu
  53. Zambia
  54. Zimbabwe


And British Overseas Territories

  1. Anguilla
  2. Bermuda
  3. British Antarctic Territory
  4. British Indian Ocean Territory
  5. Cayman Islands
  6. Falkland Islands
  7. Gibraltar
  8. Montserrat
  9. Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  10. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  11. Sovereign Base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia on Cyprus
  12. St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  13. Turks and Caicos Islands
  14. Virgin Islands