How good does my English need to be?
You do not need to prove your English language ability at the outset. However, before you can obtain ILR you will need to demonstrate your English level in a way prescribed under the Immigration Rules, for instance by passing the IELTS Life Skills test at CEFR level B1 across speaking and listening.
Can I bring my family?
Yes, this category allows a spouse or partner and minor children to move with the main applicant, and they can work, subject to work permits and conditions set out in the Immigration Rules. Older children may need to be considered as a separate case: Kinley Legal can advise on this.
Can I live in the UK on this visa?
Provided that you comply with the conditions of the visa, the UK recognises the right of the holder to be in the UK.
Do I need a criminal record certificate to obtain this visa?
You and your adult dependants will typically need to obtain criminal record certificates from each country you have lived in in the last 10 years. Kinley Legal can confirm the requirements in your case.
Do I need to pay NHS Surcharge?
No, there is no NHS Surcharge in the Isle of Man. This means that the costs of making an Isle of Man visa application are often considerably cheaper than in the UK.
What if I invest a larger amount?
If you invest GBP5,000,000 or GBP10,000,000 you may be able to apply for ILR after three, or even two, years, rather than the normal five years.
Do I need to spend all my time in the Isle of Man?
No. You will still be eligible for ILR, provided you have spent at least 180 days in each year in any of the Isle of Man, the UK and the Channel Islands.
Can I work on this visa?
Yes, this visa offers you complete freedom to work for yourself or someone else in the Isle of Man.
Do I need a work permit in addition to my visa?
The main holder of a Tier 1 (Investor) visa is exempt from the requirement to hold a separate Isle of Man work permit. Your dependants may need work permits: Kinley Legal can help assess this.
I applied for this visa, but have been refused. Can Kinley Legal help?
Yes, contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss your options. Unlike in the UK, in the Isle of Man applicants have a full right of appeal against immigration decisions, which means that if you have wrongly been refused, an appeal can often be heard by an independent immigration judge within weeks.