Recruitment Fees & Costs

International migrants are often charged fees and related costs for their recruitment, visas and work permits. Other charges may include medical tests and vaccinations, pre-departure orientation and training, transportation, accommodation and administrative or document processing. Migrants may be charged by their recruiter or by travel agents, medical centres, training providers, etc., or they may have these fees and costs deducted from their salaries by their employer.

Governments should take measures to eliminate the charging of recruitment fees and related costs to migrant workers and jobseekers. For more information on this topic, see Section 2 of the Montreal Recommendations.