The Sector Based Scheme hospitality quota for citizens of Bangladeshhas now been reached.
The quota as announced on 15 June 2004 means that nosingle nationality can have more than 20% of the total number of SBS workpermits issued in any given sector. No applications received after 21 June2004 to employ Bangladesh citizens can be processed and any applications receivedafter this date will be returned together with the application fee.
The suspension of the hospitality quota for Bangladesh citizens will nothave any affect on other nationalities applying under the sector based scheme in thehospitality sector. It will also not affect the quota in the Sector Based SchemeFood Manufacturing Sector.