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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.

There are exemptions for a number of occupations and employments, and for certain temporary employments

Non EEA nationals who have an immigration employment document do not require permits. 

The following are, upon application, entitled to an automatic permit  -

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

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