LABOR DIVISION

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS

 

  1. Applications for work permits should consist of the following:

 

  • Completed application form
  • Supporting documents (refer to requirements below)
  • Receipt of payment of application fee ($100)
  1. Please submit complete applications and supporting documents to the office of the Labor Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Mon/Tues 9.00 – 5.00 pm.
  2. Applications will take 21 days to process.

 

NOTE: All supporting documents are required to be originals or certified copies of the original.  All foreign language documents must be translated by an official translation company or organization.

 

 

CHECKLIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

 

 

OSL WORK PERMITS

 

  • Letter of support from employer original letter and signed
  • Police record – check the date, must be dated within last 3 months
  • Health clearance – check clearance for HIV/Aids and TB, dated within last 3 months
  • Qualifications as required by OSLoriginal or certified copies
  • Employment Contract – between employer and employee
  • Receipt – application fee paid to Finance

Bond required

 

GENERAL WORK PERMITS

 

  • Letter of support from employer original letter and signed
  • Police record – check the date, must be dated within last 3 months
  • Health clearance – check clearance for HIV/Aids and TB, dated within last 3 months
  • Qualificationsoriginal or certified copies of degree, diploma or certificate
  • Referencesoriginal letter(s) from former employers
  • Advertisementsoriginal or copies of advertisements and dates
  • Employment Contract – between employer and employee
  • Receipt – application fee paid to Finance

Bond required

 

TEMPORARY WORK PERMITS

 

  • Letter from employer stating position, purpose and duration original letter and signed
  • Employment Contract – between employer and employee
  • Receipt – application fee paid to Finance

                        No Bond

 

FAMILY WORK PERMITS

 

  • Job offer from employer original letter and signed
  • Letter of support from spouse – original letter and signed
  • Marriage certificate – date of marriage must be at least one year prior to application
  • Police record – check the date, must be dated within last 3 months
  • Health clearance – check clearance for HIV/Aids and TB, dated within last 3 months
  • Receipt – application fee paid to Finance

No Bond

 

FOREIGN INVESTOR WORK PERMITS

 

  • Foreign Investment Business License original or certified copy
  • Police clearance – check the date, must be dated within last 3 months
  • Health clearance – check clearance for HIV/Aids and TB, dated within last 3 months
  • Clearance from MISSA, Finance, Local Govt
  • Receipt – application fee paid to Finance

       No Bond

 

EXTENSION OF WORK PERMITS

 

  • Police clearance – check date, must be dated within last 3 months
  • Health clearance – for HIV/TB
  • Employment Contract – between employer and employee
  • Receipt – extension fee paid to Finance

 

 

TRANSFER OF WORK PERMITS

 

  • Police clearance – must be dated within 3 months of application submission
  • Health clearance – for HIV/TB
  • Qualifications for new positionoriginal or certified copies
  • Letter of support from original employer original and signed
  • Employment Contract – between new employer and employee
  • Receipt – transfer fee paid to Finance

 

 

 

LABOR DIVISION

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION form + supporting documents

 

 

 

LABOR REVIEW – LEGAL REVIEW

 

 

SECRETARY APPROVAL                                                                      SECRETARY DECLINE

 

↓                                                                                                                                              ↓

 

RECEIVE APPROVAL LETTER                                                         RECEIVE DECLINE LETTER

 

 

Sign RMI/EMPLOYER CONTRACT

 

 

PAY BOND

 

 

ISSUE WORK PERMIT

 

 

 

ISSUE WORK VISA

(or issue upon arrival)

 

 

PAY FOR ID

Issue WORKER ID CARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LABOR DIVISION

REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

 

 

 

CURRENT FEES – 2007

 

 

APPLICATION TYPE FEE RECEIVING OFFICE
Application for a work permit USD 100.00 Ministry of Finance
Application for extension of a work permit USD 100.00 Ministry of Finance
Application for transfer of a work permit USD 100.00 Ministry of Finance
Application for worker identification card USD 20.00 Ministry of Finance
Replacement of lost/stolen worker identification card USD 20.00 Ministry of Finance
Non-resident workers fee (to be paid by employer for each non-resident worker) .25c per hour

(calculated on 40/hr per

week basis)

Ministry of Finance

 

 

NON-RESIDENT WORKERS BOND

 

 

REGION OF ORIGIN

BOND RECEIVING OFFICE
The Pacific region –  includes American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Saipan, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga.

 

1000

 

 

Ministry of Finance
The United States of America, Hawaii, the Carribbean and Iceland 1,200

 

Ministry of Finance
Asia, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea 1,500

 

Ministry of Finance
The United Kingdom 2,000 Ministry of Finance

 

 

Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, India, Pakistan, Africa

 

2,500 Ministry of Finance