The EU Settlement Scheme
30 June 2021 signalled the end of the grace period that allowed EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the Isle of Man before 1 January 2021 to make an application to preserve their right to live, work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the Isle of Man and UK after 30 June 2021.
The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) has made provision for late applications to be made by EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family who can show they have reasonable grounds for missing the deadline.
Non-exhaustive caseworker guidance has been published by the UK Government which will be followed by the Isle of Man. It sets out a wide range of circumstances which would constitute reasonable grounds, including, but not limited to, the following:
- where a parent, guardian or Local Authority has failed to apply on behalf of a child
- where a person has or had a serious medical condition, which meant they were unable to apply by the relevant deadline
- where someone is a victim of modern slavery or is in an abusive relationship
- where someone is isolated, vulnerable or did not have the digital skills to access the application process
- where a person was unable to apply by the relevant deadline for compelling practical or compassionate reasons – including in light of the coronavirus pandemic
More information on making a late application can be found on the UK Government website.
Eligible applicants should not delay any longer and make a late application to the EUSS as soon as possible.
How to make a late application
You can check your eligibility to apply online using the UK Government website.
You can make a late application by submitting a completed application form and supporting documents to the Isle of Man Immigration Service. The forms can be found on our website.
If you are outside the Isle of Man you should consider making a late application to the UK EUSS online.
You do not need to apply to the EUSS:
- if you are a naturalised British citizen
- if you have indefinite leave to enter or remain
- if you are an Irish citizen, but any non-Irish, non-British family members will need to apply to the EUSS if they want to stay in the UK.
The Isle of Man Immigration Service are regulators for immigration services in the Isle of Man. Accordingly, its officers are unable to give advice on immigration matters as this could result in a conflict of interest when considering an application which might be made.
The information contained within this immigration website is intended as a general guide only and should not be taken as immigration advice.
It is the responsibility of any person making an application for entry clearance or to vary their leave to satisfy themselves that they meet the requirements for the category to which they are applying before making such an application. The Isle of Man Immigration Service strongly recommends each applicant seeks their own independent legal advice from a person qualified to give immigration advice.
Information on Isle of Man Advocates who specialise in immigration law can be found on the Isle of Man Law Society website.
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