Applying for a Work Permit

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In order to apply for a work permit, just follow the flow chart below, or Click Here to go to's on-line application form

You complete the on-line application form (THIS IS A FREE SERVICE) considers the application; if there are any issues, we contact you to resolve them. We then formalise instruction and e-mail to you a completed work permit application form (WP1)

(This bit isn't free, but we trust you think it is good value)

You print the WP1, sign it, and post back to With the WP1 you also enclose:

  • Copies of all academic/professional qualifications of the candidate
  • Original employer's references covering, ideally, the last 5 years of the candidate's employment
  • Copies of any advertisements used to try to find an EU candidate
  • Signed client contract (if applicable) makes the work permit application; after 4-6 weeks, the permit is approved by Work Permits (UK), and is sent to sends the permit to you. Where necessary (for example, where the candidate is an Indian National), we also send instructions on how to obtain a visa from the British High Commission.

If the candidate is already in the UK on a work permit for another

employer, they can start work for you immediately, but will later need to send their passports to the Home Office.

If you would like to apply now, Click Here to go to's on-line application form