Meaning of “work permit” in the English Dictionary

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"work permit" in British English

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work permitnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɜːk pəˌmɪt/ us /ˈwɝːk pɚˌmɪt/

an official document that gives permission to someone who is foreign to work in a country

(Definition of “work permit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"work permit" in Business English

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work permitnoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “work permit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)