A Work Permit is required to work on a self-employed basis in St. Helena for a period in excess of six months. It does not allow entry to St. Helena. A Long Term Entry Permit is required for entry to St. Helena.
A Work Permit may be granted to a person who:
- completes an Application for a Work Permit
- passes a Points Based System.
- is able to produce any other supporting evidence as requested
- pays the relevant fee
- already holds or at the same time is applying for a A Long Term Entry Permit
An extension of up to five years may be granted if the above conditions are met and the application is made three months before the expiry of the current Work Permit.
A work permit may cease to be valid if the worker is absent from St. Helena for a continuous period of more than six months, or if they cease to be the holder of a valid Entry Permit or an Exemption from Entry Permit.
How to Apply
1. Submit an application for a Work Permit, the relevant Points Based System Assessment Form ( either the entrepreneur investor or the working migrant self employed and if applicable a Long Term Entry Permit application along with a copy of your passport biodata page and supporting evidence via email to the Secretary of the Immigration Control Board at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Upon a work permit being granted the relevant fee will be charged depending on the duration of the permit