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Amendments to the Population Management Law - Resident Permits and Certificates

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P.2018/134 - Committee for Home Affairs

The States are asked to decide:-

Whether, after consideration of 'Amendments to the Population Management Law - Resident Permits and Certificates' dated 12 November 2018, they are of the opinion:-

1. That the Population Management (Guernsey) Law, 2016, be further amended:

    a. to remove the concept of an Established Resident Permit;

    b. to provide that a person who completes eight years' continuous residence in the Local Market is entitled to an Established Resident Certificate;

    c. subject to (b), to remove the restrictions on who may hold an Established Resident Certificate;

    d. to remove the restrictions on the period for which a Family Member Resident Permit may be granted;

    e. to provide that, in respect of the issue of an Open Market Resident Certificate to the occupier of a property inscribed on Part D of the Open Market Housing Register, the Administrator must be satisfied that the applicant is the owner of the whole dwelling he is occupying or proposing to occupy;

    f. to provide that holders of Short Term Employment Permits and Open Market HMO Resident Permit (Part D) can occupy as a tenant a property inscribed in Part D of the Open Market Housing Register without the need to be accommodated by a householder; and

    g. to make any necessary consequential amendments flowing from the above.

2. To direct the preparation of such legislation as may be necessary to give effect to the above decisions.

The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

 

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