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