Understanding Work Permits
The present system is governed by the Control of Employment Act 1975 as amended and the Control of Employment Regulations 1993 and applies to almost everyone who comes to the Island to take up employment including self employment.
Work permits are seen as a means of protecting employment opportunities for local workers. They are not intended to act as a restraint of trade. The system applies only to work carried out in the Isle of Man.
Non EEA Nationals
Persons who are not EEA nationals are likely to be subject to control under the Immigration Acts (of Parliament) and may require a work permit granted under the Overseas Labour Scheme. For details contact:
Overseas Labour Section
Department of Trade & Industry
Isle of Man
Phone: 01624 682390
Fax: 01624 682388
For more information please contact the work permit office as shown below or find out more information here.
Phone: (01624) 682393
Fax: (01624) 682388
The following information is written in general terms and is not intended as a complete or authoritative statement of the law. Hamblin cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or their consequences.