What is a Work Permit?

Individuals who wish to work in a country other than their country of domicile maybe required to obtain a work permit. Countries across the globe implement various requirements and criteria that must be satisfied in order to obtain a work permit, therefore it is advised to consult professionals to complete the process successfully.

DeltaQuest offers a number of years of experience in assisting individuals obtain work permits in the jurisdiction of their choice. For information about our services and how we can assist you, please view our Work Visa Services page.

The Scope and Features of Work Permits

A work permit is a necessary requirement for individuals who wish to work abroad. Many countries require individuals to obtain the work permit prior to securing a job in the country, which often proves to be difficult. There are a number of requirements for obtaining a work permit, including filing the correct documentation, application form and providing a proof of identity (usually through birth certificate, drivers license, passport or identity card).

In the event that the person seeks full-time employment, it is likely that the government of the jurisdiction will require documents detailing terms of employment and employer information. It is therefore imperative that the individual has a prospective job lined up in their selected country, as this will facilitate the process of obtaining a work permit.

The majority of countries require minors, individuals under the age of 18, to present a work permit. The primary reason behind this is to monitor their school attendance. For example, in the State of California, minors aged between 12-17 years old require a work permit that is issued by their school.

It is highly advised to seek the assistance of a professional consultancy when obtaining a work permit as this ensures that the process is completed in an efficient and timely manner, as well as in compliance with the jurisdictional regulations.