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Name: Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act (Act 48 of 1964).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1964-12-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. VI
ISN: JAM-1964-L-31023
Bibliography: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. VI
Laws of Jamaica Laws of Jamaica Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 14 of 2011 PDF of Act as amended to Act No. 14 of 2011 (consulted on 2014-02-18)
Abstract/Citation: This Act provides that a condition for gainful employment for a foreigner (as well as a Commonwealth citizen) is to have a work permit, which shall always be presentable upon request. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned. An application for a work permit may be granted at the absolute discretion of the Minister and a granted work permit may - in writing - be changed or cancelled at any time. The Minister may also grant general or group exemptions from the applicability of the Act.
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