PM explains extension for BTA permit holders

POSTED: 11/15/12 1:05 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams clarified yesterday the reprieve granted for the registration for the renewal of BTA permits. The extension only relates to the applicants’ registering at the Census Office, for which they need to have the proper documentation including their birth certificates.

“BTA permit holders need to get themselves duly registered at the Census office, but need to provide documentation to do so. For some this poses a problem. So what will happen now after we explored the various options is that applicants will be registered at the Census Office for a six month period and receive a limited ID card. During this time they can obtain and submit their legalized birth certificate,” the prime minister said in a press statement. She emphasized that the deadline for application for the renewal of the BTA permits remains November 30.

The prime minister urges all applicants to take the necessary steps to get their documentation fixed. “We have done our part and now it is up to the applicants to ensure that all of their documentation is in order. I encourage all applicants to not put off submitting their documents and to engage in the process as soon as possible. They must also keep in mind that if the documents are not returned within the six month period they will be unfortunately removed from the Civil Registry.”

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