International protection applicants can apply for a permission to access the labour market. You can apply for this permission from 2 July 2018.

This permission will allow you to access employment and self-employment. It will be valid for 6 months. You can renew the permission if you have not received a final decision on your international protection application within the 6 months. A final decision means when you have completed all appeals procedures, including judicial review proceedings.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are an international protection applicant; and
  • You have not received a first instance recommendation within 8 months; and
  • You are cooperating with the international protection process – delays in receiving a recommendation must not be due to any actions taken by you.

You can apply if you have not received a permission after 8 months. Your permission will become valid after 9 months.

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Information Booklet LAM 7,  Labour Market Access for International Protection Applicants | July 2018