Article 8 of the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (1977)

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EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON THE LEGAL STATUS OF MIGRANT WORKERS, 1977

In force from May 1983

Chart of signatures and ratifications

Explanatory report

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Article 8 - Work permit

1. Each Contracting Party which allows a migrant worker to enter its territory to take up paid employment shall issue or renew a work permit for him (unless he is exempt from this requirement), subject to the conditions laid down in its legislation.

2. However, a work permit issued for the first time may not as a rule bind the worker to the same employer or the same locality for a period longer than one year.

3. In case of renewal of the migrant worker's work permit, this should as a general rule be for a period of at least one year, in so far as the current state and development of the employment situation permits.

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