Immigration employment document / IED
A non EEA national who is the holder of an 'immigration employment document' (IED) is exempt from the requirement for a work permit.
An IED is a document, issued in accordance with the Immigration Act which does not preclude the holder from taking up employment in the Island and evidences issued by the Governor or an officer of the Cabinet Office which shows that the holder has valid leave to enter, or remain in, the Island and also shows that one of the following Cases apply.
Case 1: Worker Migrant visas
The holder has a valid Worker Migrant visa, or Worker (intracompany Transfer) Migrant visa.
This Case applies only insofar as the holder undertakes or is to undertake employment authorised by the visa or is to be so employed.
Case 2: Tier 1 Migrant visas
The holder has:
(a) a valid Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa
(b) a valid Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa
(c) a valid Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) visa
(d) a valid Tier 1 (Investor) visa
Case 3: Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant visas
The holder has a valid Tier 5 (Temporary Worker) Migrant visa: this Case applies only insofar as the holder undertakes or is to undertake employment authorised by the visa.
Case 4: Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Migrant visas
The holder has a valid Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) Migrant visa.
Case 5: Former Tier 2 Migrant visas
(a) immediately before the coming into operation of the Immigration (Variation of Leave) Order 20182 held a visa of the description listed in column 1 of the table (“the old visa”)
(b) is at the relevant time to be treated as holding the visa shown in column 2 of that table (“the new visa”)
This Case applies only insofar as the holder complies with the relevant provision of the immigration rules applicable to the new visa.
The relevant provision is:
(i) in the case of a worker of any category, Appendix W;
(ii) in the case of a dependant of any category, the rules for dependants of Worker Migrants or any under the Points Based System are given under Part 8 of the immigration rules (see rules 319AA – 319J)
For further information and guidance on immigration matters please contact the Passports, Immigration and Nationality Office.
Definition last updated: 14 December 2018