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Cessation of work – notifying the Work Permit Office

Where a permit holder ceases work there is an obligation to notify the Work Permit Office (either by letter or by email) within 14 days. Responsibility for notifying the Office depends upon the type of permit.

Contact details of the Office are as follows:

The Office Manager

Work Permits

Department of Economic Development

Nivison House

31 Prospect Hill

Douglas

IM1 1ET

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The employer’s obligation

When a permit holder ceases to work for an employer the employer is required to notify the Department of the following within 14 days:

(a) the full name of the employee;

(b) the work permit number;

(c) the date the employee left the employment; and

(d) to the best of the employer’s knowledge, whether the employee is still working in the Island and the name and address of the new employer. 

However, the employer is not required to provide this information if the holder of a spouse/civil partner permit cease employment.

Cessation of self-employment

If the holder of a self-employed permit ceases self-employment, the holder must, notify the Department of the following within 14 days:

(a) his or her full name;

(b) the work permit number;

(c) the date of cessation;

(d) whether he or she is still working in the Island and, if so, the name and address of the employer or details of the new self-employment. 

Spouse and civil partner permit - cessation of primary employment

Where a person ceases "primary employment" (see further at spouse and civil partner permits) and his or her spouse or civil partner has a spouse/civil partner permit - the person in primary employment must notify this fact to the Department, within 14 days of the date of cessation.

Spouse/civil partner permit - cessation of employment

Within 14 days of ceasing work for an employer, the holder of a spouse/civil partner permit - must notify the Department of the following information –

(a) his or her full name;

(b) the permit number;

(c) the name of the employer; and

(d) the date of cessation.

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