The Department of Labour has responsibility to process work permits and exemptions for working on island. Work permits are issued in accordance with the Immigration Act (CAP 13.01) Revised 2008. They also process skilled certificates which allow nationals to take up work in another CARICOM state under the Common Single Market Economy (CSME).
Every foreigner who wishes to work in Montserrat is required to obtain a work permit prior to taking up employment. They are generally granted to skilled professionals when no one in Montserrat can fill the special position. Generally, your employer will have to advertise your prospective job locally to make sure that no natives can take the position, that describe minimum qualifications and experience required.
If it is determined that no local inhabitants can fill the spot, then your employer must submit the application for the work permit. Your employer is to provide information about your work and educational experience, and why you have been chosen to fill this job as opposed to a local. Work permits are approved by the Cabinet.
Your employer must submit the following documents:
- Employee’s passport
- Health certificate
- Police Certificate
Later on in the process, you must provide passport photos.
If you wish to move to Montserrat for work, you should review the forms below and then make direct contact with the department to apply for a permit or to see if you qualify for a waiver.
- First Work Permit Application Form
- Renewal-Variation of Work Permit Application Form
- Self-Employed Work Permit (First Application) Form
- Self-Employed Work Permit (Renewal) Form
- Exemption of Work Permit Form
- Terms of Employment ( First Schedule [Form A] )
- Employment Act
Contact the Labour Department: P.O. Box 103 | Brades | Montserrat | 664-491-4010 | email@example.com