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Liberia - Apply for Work Permit

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  1. The applicant should pick Entry / work Permit forms from the Liberian ministry of labour
  2. Submit all necessary documents
  3. Pay the application fees for a Liberian labour permit and submit the payment receipt along with the required documents.
  4. The applicant should wait for some days and check back with the ministry of labour to inquire if the work permit has been processed.
  5. if the ministry is satisfied with the submissions they will issue the Liberian work permit.

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Required Documents[edit]

  1. work permit form
  2. Covering letter from company
  3. 2 passport size photos
  4. Photocopies of the passport
  5. Qualifications (in case of professionals)
  6. Registration with the relevant professional bodies for professionals.
  7. Appointment letter from the organization or body you intend to work for.
  8. Company's bank statement
  9. Letter of good conduct from home country / Interpol in country of origin
  10. Security bond

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Labor Republic of Liberia
Mechlin Street
P.Box 10-9040
Monrovia 10

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All foreign nationals employed in Liberia


A Liberian work permit can be acquired at $1,000.


The work permit is valid for one year

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes between 7 to 30 working days to process a Liberian work permit

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  • The Labor Law of Liberia provides that no foreigner is permitted to work in Liberia unless is in possession of work permit and that there is no qualified Liberians to occupy such vacancy.
  • The Liberian Ministry of Labour issues such permits only in cases in which it is satisfied that suitably qualified Liberians are not available to meet the labour requirements of the employer concerned and that the foreign employee has satisfied alien residence requirements.
  • Registration for a work permit is required annually.
  • All foreign employees have to pay a fee for the work permit.
  • Work permits must in principle be justified by showing that qualified Liberians are unavailable.
  • The permit is tied to the length of your contract with the employer that sponsored you, and its also limited to a specific employer.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Address
  • Sex
  • Date/ place of birth
  • Contacts
  • Duration of work
  • Profession / Occupation
  • Nationality of origin .
  • Present nationality or nationality Status
  • Particulars of appointment

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Need for the Document[edit]

Every foreign national who wants to work in Liberia needs a work permit for Liberia. It is easier for permanent foreign employees to get a Liberian work permit. All employ should ensure that any foreign national employed in their organization has. A work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour .

Information which might help[edit]

  • The ordinary process for obtaining a Liberian work permit requires you to already have a job offer.
  • Your prospective employer can sponsor you for the projected length of your contract and you use
  • This sponsorship to obtain a work permit to cover those dates.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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