IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Under recently implemented regulations, the Ghanaian Petroleum Commission has introduced a new additional administration fee for initial work permit applications, as well as work permit renewals and appeals. Additionally, the commission has introduced a new information gathering sheet, which needs to be completed and included with all such applications.
What does the change mean? Applicants in the oil and gas sector must pay an additional fee and ensure that their applications for work permits, renewals or appeals include a completed information gathering sheet.
Background: In furtherance of the recent implementation of the Petroleum Commission (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2015 Act, the Ghanaian Petroleum Commission has introduced the following two new requirements for work permit, work permit renewal and work permit appeal applications:
BAL Analysis: The introduction of the new information gathering sheet is expected to result in quicker turnaround times for work permit applications in the oil and gas sector. Employers and individuals should factor the additional government fees into their budgets for foreign national employees.
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