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No. 9 of 2003 The Immigratro~r and Passporl
(Amendment) Act, 2003.



[ L.S. ]
I Assent,

Yvonne Maginley,
Governor-General's Deputy.

29th August, 2003.


AN ACT to amend the Immigration and Passport Act Cap. 208.

[ 1st September, 2003 ]

ENACTED by the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda as
follows -

1. This Act may be cited as the Immigration and Passport Short title.
(Amendment) Act, 2003.

2. The Immigration and Passport Act is amended by the in- Insertion of
sertion after section 20 of .the following:- section 20A.

"Authority of 20A. (1) The Chief Immigration Officer
Chief Immigra- may, in accordance with regulation made

Officer to under this Act and after obtaining the written
residential status approval of the Minister, grant to any person
and validation of resident in Antigua and Barbuda in contra-
certain permits. vention of this Act, a permit to remain in

Antigua and Barbuda.

(2) Any person who -

ANTIGUA 2 The Immigration and Passport No. 9 of 2003
AND (Amendment) Act, 2003.


(a) in contravention of this Act was at anflme before
the commencement of this section resident in
Antigua and Barbuda;

(3) is on the commencement of this section resident in
Antigua and Barbuda; and

(c) has been granted amnesty or a permit by the chief
Immigration Officer to remain in Antigua and
Barbuda before the commencement of this section,

shall, for the purposes of this Act and any other law be deemed
to have been lawfully resident in Antigua and Barbuda through-
out the period of his residence.

Passed the House of Representatives Passed the Senate this 29th day
this 26th day of August, 2003. of August, 2003.

B. Harris,

M. Percival,

V. Nicholas, V. Nicholas,
Deputy Clerk to the House of Deputy Clerk to the Senate.


Printed at the Government Printing Office, Antigua and Barbuda,
by Walter A. Massiah, Government Printer

-By Authority, 2003.
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