Moving to the Isle of Man
Moving from the United Kingdom
There are no immigration barriers between the Isle of Man and the United Kingdom, although to get a job you may require a work permit.
Because of the Social Security Agreement between the Isle of Man and the UK, any National Insurance Contributions you have paid in the UK will count towards working age contributory benefits in the Island, such as Incapacity Benefit, Contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment, in the same way as if they had been paid in the Isle of Man. Similarly, National Insurance Contributions you pay in the Isle of Man will count towards working age contributory benefits in the UK.
As regards state pensions, National Insurance Contributions paid in the Isle of Man help you build up entitlement to an Isle of Man state pension, which is separate to the UK’s state pension. National Insurance Contributions paid in the UK count towards the UK state pension.
Some Manx benefits depend on you being able to satisfy certain residential conditions – for example, the IoM residential condition for income-related benefits.
Moving from outside the United Kingdom
If you are moving to the Isle of Man from a country other than the UK, please check our Reciprocal Agreements to see whether the Isle of Man has a social security agreement with your home country, and find out more about your entitlement to social security benefits in the Isle of Man.
A person moving to live in the Isle of Man must register with the Income Tax Division of the Treasury as soon as possible after their move.