Can an employment permit be extended?
Employment permits may be extended by application. The procedure is similar to the first-time application. The application should be filed 4 weeks before the expiry of the existing permit, if possible.
If an application for an extension of a work permit is filed before the expiry of the existing employment permit, the existing permit is deemed extended until a final decision on the application has been issued.
Each extension of a work permit is valid for a maximum of one year. There is no limitation on the overall term of validity.