Work Permit fees

An application for the grant or renewal of a work permit must be accompanied by a fee of £60. (The fee is the same irrespective of the duration of the permit). The fee is not refundable if the application is refused.

The fee for a work permit is paid by the employer, except in the case of an application for a self-employed permit or automatic work permit. It is unlawful for an employer to receive from a worker, or deduct from his or her wages, a fee for a work permit.

Note that an automatic work permit is only granted for one year a time but such a permit can be renewed annually provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.

Page last updated: 31 October 2017