What are the work permit requirements for Syrian refugees?

Employers wanting to hire Syrian refugees can apply for an annual work permit free of charge at their local Labour Directorate until 5 July 2016. No associated fees shall be paid by the refugee. Minimum age to work and obtain a work permit is 18.

Required documents from the worker:

  1. Valid Ministry of Interior (MoI) service card
  2. Certificate of Good Health – only required if the MoI service card is older than one year at the date of application

Required documents from the employer:

  1. Certificate of incorporation
  2. Occupational licensure certificate
  3. A statement from Social Security confirming registration
  4. Work contract

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