Work and Residence

The Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs is responsible for issuing work and residence permits. Labour and Immigration departments accept applications in all major urban centres.

Processing and notification of application status is usually expected to take 30 working days. Determination of a successful application is objectively performed through a point-based system, which is explained later in this section.

Applicants may also require clearance from their relevant professional body, and all applications are subject to a security check.