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Potential considerations

The Department may, but does not have to, take the following additional matters into account in deciding whether or not to grant a permit.

'The person concerned' means the person for whom an application is made.

Economic circumstances

In the case of a self-employed person, the number of individuals already engaged in the employment in question in the Island.

Personal circumstances of the person concerned

The employment history of the person concerned.

Additional considerations regarding the employer

  • The number of Isle of Man workers employed by the applicant as a percentage of the total number of persons employed by the employer.
  • Whether the wages and conditions offered are less favourable than those normally applying in the particular trade or occupation in the Isle of Man.
  • Any career development policy or rotation policy of the applicant.

Additional considerations regarding the person concerned

If the person concerned engages or intends to engage in a construction trade, whether he or she is suitably qualified to do so and holds a relevant skills card, as may be specified by the Department.

  • The failure of the person concerned to pay his or her income tax or contributions due under any statutory provision relating to social security.
  • Whether the person concerned is likely to require significant health services or social services at the public expense while residing in the Island.
  • The criminal record (if any) of the person concerned.
  • The ability of the person concerned to speak English.

Considerations regarding relevant persons

A 'relevant person' is any person living with, or likely to live with the person in respect of whom a permit is sought, as a member of his or her family or household.

The Department will consider:

  • The employment history of a relevant person (in this case spouse/civil partner only)
  • Whether a relevant person, being the spouse or civil partner of the person concerned, has an immigration employment document.
  • The status of any relevant person under the immigration law, and whether he or she has leave to enter and remain in the Island.
  • Whether relevant person is likely to a significant degree to require education at the public expense.
  • Whether a relevant person is likely to a significant degree to require health services or social services at the public expense
  • Whether a relevant person is likely to a significant degree receive non-contributory social security benefits.
  • The criminal record (if any) of any relevant person.
  • The ability of any relevant person to speak English.

Page last updated: 6 October 2015

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