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COVID-19 Employment Permits System Contingency Arrangements

The Department's contingency plan sets out to ensure that the Employment Permits system will continue to operate in all scenarios for the duration of the crisis:

The main points of the Contingency plan are:

  • Electronic (PDF) copy of permit will issue by e-mail;

  • Employment Permits Section will facilitate the changing of start dates to applications that have been received but yet to be processed;

  • 100% refund if applications are withdrawn, before they are processed, if withdrawal is as a result of the crisis

  • Applications for Stamp 4 Letters of Support can be submitted electronically; and

  • Applications to review a decision of an employment permit can be submitted electronically.


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