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Non European Economic Area Workers

All workers coming to the Island from outside the European Economic Area will be required to hold a visa; those who are coming specifically to work may need a dedicated working visa.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Passport and Nationality Office

Ground Floor Government Office

Bucks Road


Isle of Man


Telephone:+44 1624 685208

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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: 22 August 2017.

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