Non European Economic Area Workers
Please find a link to the Immigration Sponsor Licensing Policy, approved by the Council of Ministers today (23 March 2017), and will come into effect on 6th April 2017. The Policy will be laid before Tynwald and subject to negative resolution at April’s sitting of Tynwald. The Policy is subject to change and should you wish to provide feedback for consideration, please get in touch with the Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office at the contact detail below.
This Policy has come about following the approval by the Council of Ministers for Immigration Officers to carry out the administration functions for Tier 2 and 5 of the Points Based System, and no longer by officers of the Department of Economic Development.
Together with all of the other aspects of the Immigration system, this will provide a “one-stop-shop” for Tier 2 and 5 of the Points Based System, which includes the issuance of Sponsor Licences and Certificates of Sponsorship.
All applications made on or after 6 April 2017 for Sponsorship Licences and Certificates of Sponsorship should be submitted to:
Ground Floor Government Office
Isle of Man
+44 1624 685208
Applications made to the Department of Economic Development for Sponsorship Licences and Certificates of Sponsorship on or after 6 April 2017, will not be accepted by the Department of Economic Development.
All valid Sponsor Licences and Certificates of Sponsorship issued by the Department of Economic Development prior to 6 April 2017, will remain valid until the expiry stated on the relevant document.
When applying for a new, or to renew an existing document on or after 6 April 2017, the Immigration Sponsor Licensing Policy applies. You can continue to use the existing e-mail email@example.com, or alternatively post or deliver to the public counter at the Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office, Cabinet Office, Government Office, Bucks Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PU.
The Policy and Appendices can be found by following this link to Immigration Sponsored Licences Should you have any queries please either email to the address above or Telephone:+44 1624 685203
Workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are dealt with under separate arrangements to those for workers from the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Persons who are not EEA nationals are subject to control under the Immigration Acts (of the UK Parliament) as extended to the Isle of Man, and will in most cases also require permission to work under the Points Based System. Further details can be obtained from Immigration Sponsored Licences.
A student who is a non EEA national, who wishes to work on the Island while studying will require a work permit under the separate Overseas Students Scheme 2006.
The Overseas Students Scheme 2006
Under Tier 4 of the Points Based System students from outside the EEA who are over the age of 16 are permitted to take some work on the Isle of Man providing that their conditions of entry to the Island allow this, and they are given leave as students in the Isle of Man for longer than 6 months. There are strict conditions on the type of work that students can take while they are studying in the Isle of Man. An employer can employ a student during term time, for up to 20 hours per week. (The only exception to this is where a student has been placed with the employer to meet the conditions of his or her sandwich course or internship). There is no restriction as to the hours a student may work during holidays.
An application for a permit is made by the student. A permit is not specific to any particular employer or employment. The application is subject to a £25 fee.
See downloadable documents for a copy of the Overseas Students Scheme together with an application form.
Page last updated: 23 March 2017.