Acquiring British citizenship and nationality rights in the Isle of Man

British nationality

For many people, obtaining a British passport is the end of their immigration journey and marks the culmination of a long process of adapting to life in the Isle of Man.

Kinley Legal regularly assists clients who have spent a period of residence in the Isle of Man on consolidating their rights by acquisition of British nationality.

The main category of British nationality in the Isle of Man is British citzenship, which can be applied for by naturalisation or registration following a certain number of years’ legal residence, which can range from 5 to 11 years, depending on immigration history.

British citizenship is the same category of nationality that natives of the Isle of Man and United Kingdom hold, which is a reflection of the close links between the two jurisdictions. British citizens can obtain either United Kingdom passports or British Islands Isle of Man passports.

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