The changes follow Tynwald approval of seven proposed reforms to the Island's work permit system in October 2017.
Four of the proposals were implemented last year, including the introduction of simplified fees for longer term permits and the automatic one year permit for cohabiting partners of Isle of Man workers, work permit holders and exempt persons upon application.
The three remaining proposals were reliant on the development of new IT systems and took effect from January 15 2018. The changes will simplify the application process by moving to an employer only application process, simplify the matters that the Department needs to take in to consideration and introduce a new register of exempt persons.
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