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Grenada Immigration Information - Work Permit

All non-nationals who wish to conduct a business or to be gainfully employed in Grenada must apply for a work permit. Application for work permit is regulated by the Foreign National and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act No 18, 1968. Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Labour. A work permit is valid for a year, and must be renewed annually.

Information required to obtain a work permit are as follows:

• complete Work Permit application form (in triplicate) signed by the intended employer on behalf of the employee;
• a police record/clearance;
• contact numbers;
• certified copies of educational certificates/qualifications;
• four passport size pictures (2x2.5 and of international standards) – the name of the applicant must be written at the back of the photograph;
• businesses are required to submit registration certificates;
• a company stamp must be applied;
• a cover letter from employer; addressed to the Minister for Labour, through the Permanent Secretary, Department of Labour;
• character reference from previous employer or reputable person if no previous employment.

Requirements for renewals:

• contact numbers;
• previous work permit;
• cover letter from employer;
• company stamp;
• four passport size photographs.

The Department of Labour has the authority to request any additional information as deemed necessary. Processing time is approximately three to five weeks.


• applicants who belong to Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas Islands, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago will pay a fee of $369;
• applicants who belong to, Commonwealth countries other than those stated above, member states of the European Economic Community and the USA shall pay a work permit fee of $1,105;
• applicants other than those stated above shall pay a work permit fee of $1,841.

Applicants who holds a Certificate of Recognition of Caribbean Community Skills Qualification, under Section 7 of the Caribbean Skilled Nationals Act No. 32 of 1995, shall not be required to pay a fee.





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