Immigration office to close Friday

The Department of Immigration will close its headquarters for all but essential services on Friday.

The department released a statement Monday saying the closure will include the front counter, Passport and Corporate Services and the visa office.

Work permit and permanent residence applications, including applications for permission to continue to work submitted prior to the closure date in order to allow continued employment, will be accepted. Any application for visitor extensions that are time sensitive will also be accepted, the department’s statement noted.

No applications will be accepted in the Passport and Corporate Services Office, but visa waivers and passports can be collected at the Immigration main counter.

In the press release, the department invited people to take advantage of extended opening hours on Wednesday evenings, when the front counter is open until 7 p.m.

Services will resume as normal on Monday morning.