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Employment Division Work Permit Unit (under the aegis of Ministry of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training)
Employment Division Work Permit Unit>How to apply for a work permit

How to apply for a work permit

(i) Individual applications for work permit should be made on the prescribed form, available at the Employment Division, 10th floor, Victoria House.  Each application should be submitted together with a processing fee of Rs 700 and relevant documents indicated therein.

​​- Application Form​ 

(ii) The applicant should concurrently, apply for a residence permit at the counter of the Passport and Immigration office, 10th floor, Sterling House.

Issue of Work Permit
Upon approval of the application, a claim for the payment of work permit fees and annual fee will be sent to the employer.

Work permit is granted once the prescribed fees are paid.