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work permits for footballers...how do they work?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
so my club has had 2 work permits turned down in as many weeks....how do they judge.

case no1: Artin Sakiri...it WBA squad for 2 years, played international football (including being captain) 30+ years age.. work permit rejected. (macedonian)

case no2: Luton Shelton...20 years of age, played for Jamaica umpteen times, at all levels...permit rejected.

we are a team where we need players and both would be guarenteed first team football.

whats going on..no really whats going on..im not gonna turn this into a immigration issue, but these people are guarenteed work! what the fuck! it pisses me off! it really does.

now Sakiri is playing in denmark, part of the EU...supposed to be same rules...but NO!

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dont know if it is the same for footballers, but when you are employing a non EU citzen you have to prove that you have looked in the EU and that no one in the EU you could reasonably find could do the same job.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I thought that they had to have played the in 70% of their countires last games or a special case (e.g. junihio when he went back to middlesbrough) or extrememly talented youngster
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They have to have played 70% of their country's games.

    That country has to be in the top 70 FIFA-ranked countries.

    Exceptions can be made for players of exceptional ability, such as Juninho.

    You have to reasonably show that that quality of player is not available as an EU national. For most lower-league clubs that isn't the case, especially given how many footballers are out of work.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote:

    That country has to be in the top 70 FIFA-ranked countries.

    Oh yeah forgot that one, thats why liverpool coudlnt get that Chilean mifielder
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    thats the thing tho, the one that has annoyed me is this Luton Shelton one, he's 20 years of age, played for his country for the last 2 years, Jamaica are in the top40 fifa rankings etc..but still rejected..its just our luck, if this was man utd i bet there wouldnt be a problem, but then again they would probably just buy their way out of it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Immigration laws are all bollocks, full stop......
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