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Working Papers

Minors may apply for certificates where they live, where they go to school, or where they are to be employed. Working permits are not required for students 18 or older. Requests for working permits will be received and processed remotely for the 2020-2021 school year. A current physical examination (within the previous twelve (12) months) is required to issue a permit.   
  • Parents/guardians and minors complete the AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate. It is a fillable PDF form and allows digital signatures. 
  • Email the completed form to
  • A work permit will be completed, signed, and mailed to the student’s home address. 
  • The student should sign the card upon receipt. The requirement that the minor sign the card in the presence of the certificating officer is temporarily waived for the duration of New York’s COVID-19 school closures.