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Work Permits

The possibilities of working across the globe are endless and Antigua and Barbuda are not short of business opportunities.

Whether your Caribbean break urged you to turn this holiday destination to a temporary residence or you have discovered a business opportunity that is worth shifting your entire lifestyle, getting yourself a valid work permit in Antigua and Barbuda is vital. Take the first step to get in touch with Relocate Antigua and get started on the work permit process.

A work permit allows you to legally look for work as well as take on any local work that comes your way. Self-employed individuals looking to work from Antigua and Barbuda will also need a valid work permit. Work permits are granted by the Labour Department of Antigua and Barbuda.

There are three conditions under which you can obtain a work permit for Antigua and Barbuda:
  • You must have a job offer or a job contract for a maximum of 6 months
  • You must have an employment offer or contract for more than 6 months
  • You plan to look for work while in Antigua 
There are a few points which you should be aware of when seeking work in Antigua and Barbuda:
  • Only apply for jobs advertised locally.
  • Accept that your interviewer will need to interview local candidates before you. Local employment is promoted by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Provide documents for general KYC and AML procedures – if successful your application will be valid for a year.
  • Apply for a local national social security number and pay a visit to the Immigration Department to validate your work permit. 

Your employer will be responsible for completing part of your application, and for paying the entire processing fees. He/She will also need to present the necessary documents such as identification, health, and criminal record and most importantly that they advertised and interviewed in the area.

Once all these matters are handled, you will be able to apply for work.

Relocate Antigua is well prepared to assist you in finding work in Antigua and Barbuda and help make the experience smooth for you.

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Whether your Caribbean break urged you to turn this holiday destination to a temporary residence or you have discovered a business opportunity that is worth shifting your entire lifestyle, getting yourself a valid work permit in Antigua and Barbuda is vital. Take the first step to get in touch with Relocate Antigua and get started on the work permit process.

A work permit allows you to legally look for work as well as take on any local work that comes your way. Self-employed individuals looking to work from Antigua and Barbuda will also need a valid work permit. Work permits are granted by the Labour Department of Antigua and Barbuda.

There are three conditions under which you can obtain a work permit for Antigua and Barbuda:
  • You must have a job offer or a job contract for a maximum of 6 months
  • You must have an employment offer or contract for more than 6 months
  • You plan to look for work while in Antigua 
There are a few points which you should be aware of when seeking work in Antigua and Barbuda:
  • Only apply for jobs advertised locally.
  • Accept that your interviewer will need to interview local candidates before you. Local employment is promoted by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Provide documents for general KYC and AML procedures – if successful your application will be valid for a year.
  • Apply for a local national social security number and pay a visit to the Immigration Department to validate your work permit. 

Your employer will be responsible for completing part of your application, and for paying the entire processing fees. He/She will also need to present the necessary documents such as identification, health, and criminal record and most importantly that they advertised and interviewed in the area.

Once all these matters are handled, you will be able to apply for work.

Relocate Antigua is well prepared to assist you in finding work in Antigua and Barbuda and help make the experience smooth for you.