How to Apply for or Renew a Work Permit

Organising a work permit for your move to the Isle of Man has never been simpler.
How to Apply for or Renew a Work Permit

Applying for a work permit

Your employer is now responsible for the application of your work permit, so it has become even easier for you, your family and even your four-legged friends, to move to the Isle of Man and apply for a work permit through the Isle of Man's online work permit portal.

When applying for a work permit an application can be made by an employer, self-employed person, or the spouse/civil/co-habiting partner of an Isle of Man Worker.

There may be a possibility whereby an individual's application for a position may be covered by an exemption. See our 'Exemptions' list for more information.

APPLY FOR A WORK PERMIT

Renewing your work permit

After spending a few months here, you're going to want to call the Isle of Man home and extend your time here. So if your employment is to continue past the date of expiry of the work permit, an application to renew a permit is required. Don't forget that work permits can last up to five years with the single application fee of £60.

Top tip: If you wish to change employment your current or new employer must apply for a new work permit.

REAPPLY FOR A WORK PERMIT


Find out about job opportunities here

The Isle of Man currently has skills shortages in the following areas, which means you could be exempt from obtaining a work permit, while applications in other areas may mean you could be fast tracked by the Work Permit Office:

FIND YOUR DREAM JOB NOW

If you'd like more information on applying or renewing a work permit please get in touch and speak to one of Locate's dedicated team members.

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Relocation incentive announced
Relocation incentive announced

National Insurance Holiday Scheme

A National Insurance holiday scheme for the Isle of Man has been announced, meaning that new and returning residents who relocate to the Isle of Man can claim up to £4,000 in their first year of working.

Click here for further information