Applications for an extension to a work permit must be received by the Directorate of Labour at least one month before the current work permit expires.

  • The employer submits an application for an extension to a work permit, together with the foreign national’s application for an extension to their residence permit, to the Directorate of Immigration. From there, the application for an extension to a work permit is forwarded to the Directorate of Labour.
  • The foreign national is responsible for ensuring that the application for an extension to their residence permit is submitted to the Directorate of Immigration on time.
  • The employer is responsible for ensuring that the application for an extension to a work permit is submitted to the Directorate of Immigration on time.
  • Work permits are generally granted for one year at a time but never for a period of time exceeding the validity of the residence permit.
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