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Article 15
Where a foreign professional who engages in professional work in the State, a foreign special professional, or a foreign senior professional has been approved for permanent residency, their child who is over the age of majority may apply direct to the Ministry of Labor for a work permit to engage in work in the State, and need not apply through an employer, provided such child has obtained confirmation from the NIA of having met one of the conditions listed below:
1. Having lawfully accumulated ten years of residence in the State, and having been present in the State for more than 270 days in each of those years.
2. Having entered the State before the age of 14, and having been present in the State for more than 270 days each year.
3. Having been born in the State, and having lawfully accumulated ten years of residence in the State, and having been present in the State for more than 183 days in each of those years.
Where an employer hires a child who is over the age of majority, as referred to in the preceding paragraph, to engage in work, they shall not be subject to the limitations prescribed in Article 46 Paragraphs 1 and 3, Article 47, Article 52, Article 53 Paragraphs 3 and 4, Article 57 Subparagraph 5, Article 72 Subparagraph 4, and Article 74 of the Employment Service Act, and shall be exempt from payment of the employment security fees as prescribed in Article 55 of that Act.
A child of a foreign professional, foreign special professional or foreign senior professional as referred to in Paragraph 1, having entered the State before the age of 16 prior to January 1, 2023, may utilize the provisions of that paragraph, and shall not be subject to the limitation pertaining to entering the State before the age of 14 as stipulated in Subparagraph 2 of that paragraph.