Work Permits

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
Employment Services
Hamilton House
Peel Road
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.

Work Permit Office

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.