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Employers

The Worker Migrant route enables Isle of Man employers to recruit and retain employees from overseas to fill a specific vacancy that cannot be filled by a suitable settled worker.

The Worker (Intra Company Transfer (ICT)) Migrant route enables multinational employers to transfer their existing employees from their overseas operation to their Isle of Man branch for training purposes or to fill a specific vacancy.

In order to make an application for one of the above visas, the migrant must be in possession of a valid Confirmation of Employment (CoE)

The CoE is a document issued to Isle of Man employers wishing to employ or retain a person who is not a settled worker.  The Isle of Man employer must apply for a CoE on behalf of their prospective employee.

A migrant who wishes to come to the Isle of Man to work for an Isle of Man employer must hold a valid CoE and an Isle of Man Worker Migrant visa or Worker (ICT) Migrant visa. The issuance of a CoE does not guarantee that a visa will be issued.

For more detailed guidance, please read the CoE guidance notes.

We wish to recruit migrant who is overseas

  1. Check that the role you wish to recruit for is listed in one of the Eligible Employment categories set out in the Tables at Part 7 of Appendix W of the current immigration rules
  2. Check that the gross annual salary you will be paying meets or exceeds the appropriate rate for the employment as set out for the relevant SOC code and shown at Part 7
  3. Check that the contracted working hours will be at least 30 hours per week
  4. Apply to the Immigration Office for a CoE
  5. Once issued, give the CoE to the migrant
  6. The migrant then needs to apply for an entry clearance visa at an overseas visa application centre and will use the CoE in support of their application

We wish to recruit a migrant with a UK Visa

  1. Check that the role you wish to recruit for is listed in one of the Eligible Employment categories set out in the Tables at Part 7 of Appendix W
  2. Check that the gross annual salary you will be paying meets or exceeds the appropriate rate for the employment as set out for the relevant SOC code and shown at Part 7
  3. Check that the contracted working hours will be at least 30 hours per week
  4. Apply for a CoE
  5. Once issued, give the CoE to the migrant
  6. The migrant then must apply for an Isle of Man Worker Visa using the form on our website

We wish to recruit a migrant who holds an Isle of Man Worker Migrant visa

  1. Check that the role you wish to recruit for is listed in one of the Eligible Employment categories set out in the Tables at Part 7 of Appendix W
  2. Check that the gross annual salary meets or exceeds the appropriate rate for the employment as set out for the relevant SOC code and shown at Part 7
  3. Check that the contracted working hours will be at least 30 hours per week
  4. Apply for a CoE
  5. Give the CoE to the Migrant
  6. Ask the migrant to inform the Immigration Office of their change of employer

Tier 5 Temporary Worker

Isle of Man employers wishing to recruit a Tier 5 (Temporary) worker will need to apply for an be grated a  sponsor licence. Please refer to the Sponsor Licensing Policy for details of the obligations under the policy and how to apply to become a sponsor.

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