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Moving to Montserrat

Montserrat is a British overseas territory in the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean Sea, part of the Lesser Antilles. It is about 10 miles long and 7 miles wide, and has a population of about 5,000 people. Most of the population is West African Mulatto, British and Irish. Its official language is English and its capital is Plymouth. It is known for beautiful nature, such as sandy beaches and coves, but it suffers from occasional eruption from an active volcano. They import almost everything into the island. People on Montserrat enjoy playing cricket and football (soccer).


Work Permits

Every foreigner who wishes to work in Montserrat is required to obtain a work permit prior to taking up employment. They are generally granted to skilled professionals when no one in Montserrat can fill the special position. Generally, your employer will have to advertise your prospective job locally to make sure that no natives can take the position, that describe minimum qualifications and experience required.

If it is determined that no local inhabitants can fill the spot, then your employer must submit the application for the work permit. Your employer is to provide information about your work and educational experience, and why you have been chosen to fill this job as opposed to a local. Work permits are approved by the Executive Council.

Your employer must submit the following documents:

  1. Employee’s passport
  2. Health certificate
  3. Police Certificate

Later on in the process, you must provide passport photos.

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Moving Pets

In order to move your cat or your dog into Montserrat, you must have a Montserrat Veterinary Health Certificate issued within 72 hours prior to arrival. It must be filled out by an accredited veterinarian. Your pet must be inspected and approved by the Veterinary Officer of Montserrat. Your pet is required to sit in quarantine for a minimum of four months. You should have your pet microchipped and vaccinated against rabies and all other appropriate diseases.

Other Information

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Click here for information about real estate in Montserrat.


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