Work Permit

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners who want to enter and reside in Guyana on basis of employment, can apply for a work permit.

People who cannot apply at the respective consulates, can get a work permit on arrival, if the supporting documents are present. Please check with your nearest Guyana Consulate for more information.



36 months max.



60 Month(s)



140 (approx.)


Processing time

1 week min.




What are eligibility requirements for the Work Permit?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must provide the Sponsor details like name, address, telephone number, email address, fax, to the Ministry of Home Affairs for processing before arrival at Guyana.
  • Place of employment must be an established business and must be registered and be compliant with NIS and GRA rules/regulations.
  • Your employer should present you details to the Ministry of Home Affairs, prior to your arrival.
  • The approval for the issue of work permit and visa should be obtained by the employer and the immigration department.
  • You must have a valid passport/travel document.
  • Additional requirements may be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Work Permit?

5 Document Required

  • Application form of Work Permit.
  • Valid employment contract.
  • Valid passport.
  • Approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the issue of the work permit (as applicable).
  • Additional documents, if required, will be notified to you by the employer.

Talent Migration data for Guyana

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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