Haiti – FLASH IMPORTANT : Notice of 15 days for foreign nationals
“The Ministry of Interior, of Territorial Collectivities and National Defense reminds all foreign nationals staying for more than 90 days in the country or living on national soil, the formal obligation upon them to obtained from the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration (DIE) a residence permit valid for one fiscal year from October 1 to September 30 [next year].
Fault by these foreign nationals to not comply, they will incur the measures provided for in Articles 305, 313 and 315 of the Decree-Law of December 26, 1978 concerning Foreigners.
In addition, private companies, supermarkets, beauty studios, the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) etc… Will now have to ask of any foreign, a residence permits before hiring it, under pain of prosecution.
A period of 15 days is granted to them from the publication of this.
A Brigade of Control of Foreigners of the DIE will conduct surprise visits, in view to the full implementation of the Law.”
Thierry MAYARD-PAUL, av.
Port-au-Prince, January 27, 2012