Have applied Can you work when you have applied for protection (asylum) ?

Check if you can work or participate in voluntary work before your application is processed, and how to apply for a work permit for asylum seekers.

You can only work while you are an asylum seeker if you have been granted a work permit. 

Questions and answers

  • Can you be granted a temporary work permit?

  • What does it mean to be granted a work permit?

  • Can you participate in voluntary work?

  • Can you work at your reception centre?

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