How to Get a Work Permit in Football Manager 24

How to Obtain a Work Permit in Football Manager 24

In Football Manager, the process of securing a work permit for your player can be challenging, especially depending on the club and the league. This guide will walk you through the steps to get a work permit in Football Manager 24.

The Importance of Work Permits

Transfers, staff signings, and contract extensions in Football Manager all trigger a work permit application. However, the smaller the club and the less money they have, the tougher it becomes to obtain a work permit. Additionally, signing players from top non-European leagues can present their own set of problems.

Now, let’s talk about the Premier League, where things get really interesting.

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Finding the Work Permit Rules

To find the work permit rules in Football Manager 24, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to League > Overview > Rules

Scroll down until you find the work permit rules. Among all the leagues, the Premier League has the most extensive rules. For players, the key is to accumulate points based on various criteria:

  • International appearances (Automatically successful for sufficient appearances for a top-ranked nation)
  • League appearances (Points awarded depending on the reputation of the league)
  • Club continental competition appearances (more points depending on how far the club progressed)
  • Club league position
  • League reputation

If a player meets the criteria, the work permit will be granted. However, if they don’t, it will cost your club £20K. In these cases, you may need to prioritize which players are more important to you. If you’re a wealthy club, you can spend money to solve the problem. But if you’re looking for a challenge, throwing money might not be an option.

Coaching staff, on the other hand, only need to have at least a Continental C License.

Appealing a Work Permit Decision

Not every player will successfully obtain a work permit, which requires launching an appeal. However, the appeal process is neither quick nor easy. In addition, it can be expensive, with a £5K administrative fee per appeal. Appeal bids are typically made for players with good potential, but you’ll have to wait 120 days for the next application.

Contract renewals follow the same appeal process as player signings.

These are the essential aspects you need to know about obtaining work permits in Football Manager 24. Keep in mind that rules may change as the game progresses. Be sure to check out our other FM24 guides for more tips and information.

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Shaun Ranft is a Freelance Writer for Twinfinite, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been writing for the site since 2022 and covers major sports titles as well as games like Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, and the Arkham and Horizon series.