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Labor Ministry to reduce work permit fees across the board

Ministry of Labor
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Labor Nayef Steitieh announced on Monday the details of the amended system of work permit fees for non-Jordanians No. 3, as approved by the Cabinet for 2022, which included a reduction in work permit fees that will be activated on first of March 2022.اضافة اعلان

The aim of reducing work permit fees is to reduce the financial burden on investors and employers in the private sector, especially in view of the continuing implications of the pandemic, and for the positive implications that the decision will have on reducing the cost of production in all sectors and economic activities, according to Steitieh.

The minster explained that the Cabinet had decided to reduce fees for work permits for all workers including those in domestic work sector, so that the value of the work permit including the additional amount will be reduced from JD500 to JD400 when issuing or renewing a work permit.

The reduction in work permit fees also comes in order to enable investors and private sector employers to hire experts from out of the Kingdom to meet the needs of their businesses, where it had been decided to reduce the fees for work permits for each worker with specialized skills.

Steitieh added that the fees for work permits with all the additional amounts included for each worker of specialized skills will be reduced from JD2,500 to JD2,200, in addition to the introduction of two new categories for work permits; the first one is for six months at a fee of JD1300 and the second is a three months permit at a fee of JD695.

The minister also noted that the amended system of work permit fees ensured a consolidation of the fees for self-employment permits including the additional amounts to a total of JD850 per worker for the free permit in the agricultural sector, construction and others.

Steitieh confirmed that the amendments of the system retained the total amount for the issuance or renewal of work permits for each worker employed by institutions and companies in the garments and clothes industry at a total of JD275.

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