TIER 1 (ENTREPRENEUR)

For people starting or joining one or more businesses in the Isle of Man

Tier 1 (Enterpreneur)


The Isle of Man maintains the popular Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category, for people actively starting or joining Isle of Man businesses.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) allows people starting or joining one or more Isle of Man businesses to obtain residence in the Isle of Man or UK, and ultimately full British citizenship. The category generally requires an investment of at least GBP200,000 and the creation of at least two jobs for settled workers in the Isle of Man, and leads to Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after five years. However, other options are available and Kinley Legal can help ensure the viability of the business plan and the likelihood of success of the immigration application.

The UK closed its own similar Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category on 29 March 2019, meaning that in 2019 and early 2020 the Isle of Man offers a special opportunity to enter the category on terms no longer available in the UK.

Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) is available to new applicants from overseas, as well as to people already in the Isle of Man or UK and switching from a different long-term category. Applications from overseas are made through the relevant British immigration agency, while applications from the Isle of Man and UK are made directly to the Isle of Man Immigration Service.

Please note that this category will close to new applications on 6 April 2020. Please see Business Migrant (Innovator) & (Start Up) for the replacement route, which will offer different and, in some places, more advantageous terms than the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route.

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