The following employments do not require a work permit.
Persons with a criminal record may be prohibited from using any exemption. For further information see criminal records.
Conditions may apply to some of the exemptions.
- Holders of an immigration employment document.
- Exemptions that the Department considers are in the national interest (see section 2.3 of 'Guide to Work Permits')
- Certain Crown employments
- Diplomatic employment
- Police and related employments (members of the Isle of Man Constabulary will no longer be exempted from 1 August 2017 onwards)
- Judicial, court and tribunal employments
- Senior public service appointments, including Departmental Chief Executives, the Chief Constable, and Chief Fire Officer
- Employment as a minister of religion or as a lay worker with a religious body
- Registered medical practitioners
- Registered dentists
- Secondary school teachers
- Registered nurses or midwives
- Registered social workers
- Employment in a vessel or aircraft
- Chief Officers of an international group
- Voluntary workers for charities and statutory bodies, (not private employers).
- Self-employment of a purely cultural nature
- Certain Commercial travellers
- Employment in some businesses being established in the Island as a branch or subsidiary of a business carried on elsewhere. Details outlined in the 'Guide to Work Permits' 2.4.15
- Some temporary employments
Page last updated: 1 November 2017