|03 September, 2019

Jordan Cabinet approves draft by-law on labour permit fees

The first is for daily wage labourers (free permit) issued within agricultural and construction sectors as well as for loading. The second type of permit will be for workers with “specialised skills”.

The Jordanian Lower House is seen empty in Amman, Jordan May 29, 2016.

The Jordanian Lower House is seen empty in Amman, Jordan May 29, 2016.

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AMMAN — The Cabinet on Monday approved a draft by-law on the permit fees of non-Jordanian workers. In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Labour Minister Nidal Bataineh said the by-law seeks to unify work-permit fees for various sectors to become JD500.

The minister added that the by-law will set new fees as a “reformative measure” to the labour sector.

Under the new system, two new categories of work permits will be issued. The first is for daily wage labourers (free permit) issued within the agricultural and construction sectors as well as for loading.

The second type of permit will be for workers with “sepcialised skills”. The free permit for the agricultural and construction sectors will cost JD1,500 and JD2,000 respectively. For a specialised skills labour permit cost will be JD2,500 per year, according to Petra.

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