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3/23/2015 21:35 EST

A young couple who has been visiting Freeport for many years now and looking to make the move. Work permits are my obvious obstacle along with obtaining a job. Looking for advice/help. Thanks everybody in advance hope to hear back soon!!

3/26/2015 21:05 EST

Without plan A you will probably make it for about 6 months and gather a lot of resistance.
Before you invest in something, think twice.
Immigration laws and labor situations cannot be ignored.
Perhaps you could come up with some more details or ideas.

It is hard to give you good advise with this ample info.

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3/27/2015 10:21 EST

Technically, you are not allowed to be living here when your first work permit application is made. As for finding a job, you will need to have special skills to qualify for a work permit. A potential employer will need to post the job and will only be granted the Labour Board's permission if there are no eligible applicants who can legally work in the Bahamas.

Perhaps the first step needs to be determining whether you have special skills that might allow you to work here.

Read through some of the other posts on this forum. There is a lot of good information about the immigration and work permit issues.

3/27/2015 11:52 EST

Good on you for looking into this. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. What sort of advice or help are you looking for? Help with information on work permits? Help with where to look for a job? Help with ideas for housing?
Have you looked at the government website regarding work permits? There is a ton of info on there :)

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