Over two-thirds have yet to register property occupancy
More than two-thirds of local residents have yet to register their property occupation, the Gibraltar government has confirmed just days after extending the deadline.
The deadline, which should have ended on Tuesday, was extended last week after many people struggled to register using the eGov platform.
There were long daily queues outside the Gov.gi customer service center on Main Street as people sought help to register.
“The number of applications to date is around 6,400, and we estimate the total number of households will be around 19,700,” a government spokesperson told the Chronicle.
The deadline has been extended to July 31, 2022, with failure to register subject to a fine.
The government has also introduced new measures to help the elderly, and residents of Bishop Canilla House, Albert Risso House, Charles Bruzon House and Sea Masters Lodge have been exempted from having to register their profession.
The government has also provided that all older people who need help registering their profession can come to John Mackintosh Hall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. until July 7, 2022.
Seniors are required to provide ID cards or passports (or copies) of all persons occupying their property along with a copy of their LPS rate bill.
All other citizens in need of assistance can report to the Gov.gi Customer Service Center at 323 Main Street.
Citizens wishing to register online can do so at: portal.egov.gi