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EU AND EEA NATIONALS

Securing your future in the Isle of Man, in a changing Europe.

EU, EEA and Swiss nationals


The Isle of Man was never in the EU, but it’s a surprising true fact that Brexit will bring about major changes to the lives of EU, EEA and Swiss nationals living and working in the Isle of Man.

As a small trading nation, the Isle of Man has become a home to people from Britain, Ireland and all over Europe over the centuries. While the Isle of Man never became a member of the European Union, it has maintained these European links. Through the UK’s EU membership, the Isle of Man has been part of the EU’s customs territory, with freedom of movement of goods. As a result, many EU, EEA and Swiss nationals live and work in the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man-resident EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their families may apply under the settled status schemes. These enable them to secure a document showing their Indefinite Leave to Remain or Limited Leave to Remain. This proof of status should be obtained in good time for 31 December 2020. After then, you may need this document to be allowed to enter the Isle of Man or UK. The application is not complicated, and Kinley Legal can assist with completion of the formalities.

The authorities have not yet finalised the future immigration system that will govern Isle of Man-resident EU, EEA and Swiss nationals and their families. This is a fast-moving area, as the authorities negotiate during the transition period. It’s a good idea to stay in touch with Kinley Legal to ensure you are up to date. It’s likely that the legal requirements and costs of moving to the Isle of Man will increase very significantly and that the full Isle of Man immigration system may apply.

Irish citizens

Kinley Legal in particular has experience and expert knowledge in relation to supporting Irish citizens in the Isle of Man. This can include work to safeguard their immigration or work permit status. We can also help you consider whether naturalisation as a dual British citizen is a necessary or desirable step to take.

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