Obtaining a work permit

Home » Work Permits » For Employers » Obtaining a work permit

How is a Work Permit obtained?

Work Permit applications are dealt with by Work Permits (UK), part of the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate. Work Permits (UK) can in many cases deal with work permits in one or two weeks. It will take longer if you need to advertise the vacancy and have not yet met the advertising requirements for the work permit application. If the job is in a shortage occupation say in the healthcare sector or in teaching then you can apply for the work permit without advertising the vacancy.