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work permit

noun [C]
 
 
LAW, HR
an official document that allows a foreigner to work in a country for a particular period: get/have/need a work permit I did not need a work permit as I was born in the UK. Skilled workers have long been able to apply for work permits. This law would allow immigrants to come into the U.S. on a work permit for a period of years. He had been able to meet his labor needs only by using temporary work permits. The government refused to extend his work permit.
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