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Immigration offences and prevention of illegal working

Immigration Offences

If you know that someone is breaking immigration laws - for example, by being in the Isle of Man illegally, by being in the Isle of Man in breach of their visa conditions or by employing an illegal immigrant - you can send us information confidentially about it by email. 

We may not be able to acknowledge your email message, but, where appropriate, we will investigate and take action. Please try to give us as much information as possible about the offence, such as names and addresses.

Illegal working hurts good business, undercuts legal workers and creates illegal profits. It also puts illegal workers themselves at great risk.

By working together with employers, we can level the playing field and tackle the exploitation of vulnerable migrants.

Unless an employer checks that all prospective employees have the right to work in the Isle of Man, they risk breaking the law and could receive a substantial fine.

Employer Responsibilities

Employers are responsible for ensuring that their non-British and non-Irish employees have valid immigration permission to work for them in the Isle of Man. There are a lot of visa categories which provide a valid immigration permission to work in the Isle of Man, and it is up to the employer to satisfy themselves that their employee holds one of these visas.

It is an offence for an employer to knowingly employ someone who does not have a valid immigration permission to work for them. Guidance and the relevant legislation for Isle of Man employers on their responsibilities in connection with preventing illegal working in the Isle of Man can be found on the Guides to employment rights page.


We treat all personal information as confidential.

We will not tell the person involved that you contacted us, and we will not be able to tell you what action is taken as a result of your information.

Isle of Man Immigration Offences

Telephone:+44 1624 685203

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