‘Blue card’ for non‑resident domestic workers automatically renewed

The work permit, known as a blue card, for non-resident domestic workers will be automatically renewed from August on, the Human Resources Office of the Government announced on Saturday.
This means that from the moment permission is granted to hire a non-resident domestic worker the renewal process will be automatic, thus the resident who required the licence to hire a non-resident domestic worker need no longer go to the Human Resources Office to handle the renewal process.
However, the non-resident employee still needs to go to the Immigration Services of the Public Security Police Force to complete the process.
These changes were implemented ‘with the goal of simplifying administrative processes, as well as cutting the time spent handling all the formalities required in the different Public Services’, the Human Resources Office explained.