Who needs a work permit?
Subject to the following, anyone who is not classed as an 'Isle of Man worker' requires a work permit to take up employment, (including self-employment), in the Island.
The following are, upon application, entitled to an automatic permit -
- the spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner of a work permit holder or an exempt person, provided that the work permit holder or exempt person is engaged in permanent, regular full-time employment; ('the primary employment'), and
- the cohabiting partner of an Isle of Man worker.
An employer must not employ a person unless he or she is an Isle of Man worker, except in accordance with the above.
Page last updated: 3 November 2017