IMMIGRATION

Working with you on all aspects of immigration, work permits and nationality

About our Immigration services


Whether it’s working, joining family, setting up a business or investing in the Isle of Man, we can assist with immigration, work permits and nationality matters, including all types of application and appeals.

The Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom, but its immigration system is integrated into the UK system, and many immigration categories are similar. The system is designed to allow people with a close connection to the Isle of Man to live there, as well as allowing the migration of individuals and businesses likely to be of benefit to the Isle of Man.

Due to the geographical and historical connections between the Isle of Man and the UK, natives of the Isle of Man and people naturalised in the Isle of Man are British citizens.

British citizens and citizens of other European Economic Area countries can live in the Isle of Man without requiring a visa or other permission, although they may well require an Isle of Man work permit should they wish to take up employment or self-employment.

The Isle of Man is part of the Common Travel Area with the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Ireland, meaning, for example, that there are no fixed immigration checks on travel between the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom. Isle of Man residents are free to travel to the UK, provided they comply with the terms of any Isle of Man visa they hold.

People other than British and EEA citizens typically require an Isle of Man immigration permission in order to visit, work or live in the Isle of Man, although the holders of existing UK visas can travel to the Isle of Man without the requirement for further permission, provided they comply with the terms of their UK visa. Applications from people overseas intending to visit, work or live in the Isle of Man, are submitted to the British immigration agency in their country of residence, but are forwarded to the immigration authorities of the Isle of Man to be decided.

The Isle of Man offers a host of advantages as a place for internationally mobile people to establish their base, and as a place where they can establish British permanent residency rights and potentially acquire full British citizenship, without becoming resident for tax purposes in the UK.

Due to its link with the UK, there are very many immigration categories in the Isle of Man, and not all can be listed on this page. Kinley Legal has wide experience of the Isle of Man immigration system, including Tier 4 student visas, Tier 5 temporary worker visas, and more complex areas such as leave to remain granted on human rights grounds.

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