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Isle of Man worker

There are nine separate ways that a person can be an 'Isle of Man worker'. An 'Isle of Man worker' is an individual:

  • who was born in the Isle of Man
  • who has at any time been ordinarily resident in the Isle of Man for an unbroken period of at least 5 years ending on or after 1 October 2015
  • who is the spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker and is entitled to remain in the Island under immigration law
  • who was the spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker, was living in the Isle of Man immediately before the death of the Isle of Man worker, and has lived in the Island ever since
  • who was the spouse or civil partner of an Isle of Man worker, had lived in the Isle of Man for an unbroken period of at least 3 years immediately before being divorced and has lived in the Island ever since
  • whose parent is (or was immediately before death) an Isle of Man worker, if at the time of the child’s birth the parent, or the parent’s spouse or civil partner, was serving in the armed forces
  • whose parent was born in the Isle of Man and lived in the Isle of Man for his or her first 5 years
  • whose grandparent was born in the Isle of Man and lived in the Isle of Man for his or her first 5 years
  • who:
    (a) was, for an unbroken period of at least a year:
         (i) under 23 years old
         (ii) ordinarily resident in the Island
         (iii) in full-time education
    (b) has lived in the Isle of Man since the end of that period, and
    (c) is the child of a person who during that period was:
         (i) an Isle of Man worker
         (ii) an exempt person in regular full-time employment
         (iii) the holder of a work permit

References to relationships include adoptive and step relationships.

Enquiries as to Isle of Man worker status

When requested by an employer or worker, and on provision of all relevant information, the Department will give its opinion in a letter as to whether a person is an Isle of Man worker. A fee of £25 is payable to the Department at the time an application for such a letter is made. However, the letter is issued on the clear understanding that such an opinion is not legally or factually conclusive; only a ruling by the Tribunal or the High Court is legally binding.

 Page last updated: 24 July 2017

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