Here is everything you need to know about getting a work permit in FM 24
When you take charge of a club, you would often have to sign players from overseas to strengthen the squad. In some cases, however, you cannot register these players for your squad in Football Manager without securing work permits. Getting a work permit might often not be a walk in the park, so read on and discover how to get a work permit in FM 24.
Why Do You Need Work Permit In FM 24?
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You don’t need work permits to sign foreign players if the country you are managing in has no work permit system. That means you can integrate them into the squad as soon as you complete the signing. Unfortunately, that’s not the case everywhere. If you are managing a club in the United Kingdom, you will have to deal with a lot of paperwork for registering players who don’t have British or EU passports.
How To Check Work Permit Rules In FM 24?
Checking the work permit rules of a certain league is a relatively straightforward procedure. Click the “Leagues” tab and choose “Overview.” Then go to “Rules.” Scroll down to find the work permit information for that particular league.
How To Apply For Work Permits In FM 24?
After understanding the work permit limitations within your league, the next step is learning how to obtain one. In leagues with work permit regulations, an automatic work permit application is triggered upon signing a player from abroad. Compliance with the established regulations typically facilitates a smooth process, but success isn't guaranteed. Keep in mind that each application comes with a £20,000 fee, and you'll also be required to obtain new work permits when renewing the contract of a player who is currently playing under a work permit.
In most cases, obtaining a work permit for a player involves satisfying two main criteria: their national team caps and the salary they command. Players regularly featuring in a well-ranked national team (top 50) typically breeze through work permit processes. If they play for a particularly low-ranking team, their number of caps might not carry weight, making a higher income essential for consideration.
If a player's wages aren't substantial, they might fail to meet the criteria for a work permit. In this situation, the only way to enhance the likelihood of work permit approval is to present a more financially attractive offer to the player. However, if you believe that offering a higher salary to this player won't be advantageous, releasing them could be the best course of action.
If the player is one of the FM 24 wonderkids, consider loaning him to a country with favorable work permit laws. Apply for a work permit in the following season after the loan period ends. It's a prudent move for players who lack the necessary caps or salary to secure a work permit initially but possess the potential to meet the qualifications later on.
A foreign affiliate club significantly eases the player loan process. You can check your club's affiliations and their nature on the club info page. Similarly, you can request your board for additional affiliations from this page. Loaning players between affiliated clubs is more straightforward, ensuring signed players get assured playing time. This strategy enhances their case for a work permit in the future while eliminating uncertainties about their return.