This is to notify and inform the general public that the SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT (E-Work Permit) is now being initiated by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Employment. The employers wishing to import foreign workers even for the duration less than 30 days should now compulsorily apply online through BLMIS with immediate effect. Besides the normal required documents, the individual/FWRA/employers should submit the medical clearance certificate of the foreigners obtained from the country of origin.This notification is referred to the approval of the night halt work permits only and for other categories and updates, MoICE will keep notifying in future.


Subsequent to the enactment of Forest and Nature Conservation Act, 2023 during 9th Session of the Third Parliament, the Ministry would like to inform the general public and relevant agencies that with the effective date of this Act, no forest clearance shall be required for obtaining business licenses to establish primary and secondary wood-based industry.