Immigration

Ukraine Visas and Immigration

On 3 May 2022, new Immigration Rules have come into operation which formally sets out the Island's Ukraine Scheme immigration routes under the new Appendix U: Ukraine Scheme. 

There are currently three routes for those affected by the conflict in Ukraine: the Ukraine Family Scheme, the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme and the Ukraine Extension Scheme.

At this time Ukraine Family Scheme Visa applications are being given priority. This may cause an increase in processing times for all other types of visa application.

Work

The Worker Migrant, Worker (Intra Company Transfer) Migrant and Worker (Seasonal) Migrant routes enable Isle of Man employers to employ non-settled workers to fill full time genuine vacancies on the Isle of Man that cannot be filled by a Settled Worker. The Work pages contain guidance for workers and employers along with the links to apply for these visas.

Visit

For those who want to visit the Isle of Man for a temporary period, (usually for up to 6 months), for purposes such as tourism, visiting friends or family, carrying out a business activity, or undertaking a short course of study. The visit page contains further information including for those seeking to come to the Isle of Man to marry or form a civil partnership.

Business/ Invest

The current Business Migrant routes are Start-up and Innovator. These routes are for a person coming to the Isle of Man for business related reasons. The Isle of Man's Tier 1 routes; Investor, Entrepreneur & Graduate Engineer are now closed to new applications.

Settle

There are 5 routes you can apply under if you would like to settle in the Isle of Man: Entry clearance as a spouse or civil partner, Entry clearance as a family member, Spouse/Proposed Fiancé (6 months) Visa, Relative who'll provide long-term care for you, or Isle of Man/UK Ancestry.

Study

Study visas include our student routes and are for those wishing to study in the Isle of Man. Please see here for information on our Tier 4 (General) Student & Tier 4 (Child) Student visas along with Sponsor Licenses and Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS).

EU, EEA & Swiss

On 31 December 2020 free movement for European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens ended and as such citizens of those countries who wish to live, work, settle or study in the Isle of Man fall within immigration control and will require an appropriate immigration status (visa). Please see here for information on the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

Travel information

Please refer to this webpage if you have queries about travelling with an Isle of Man Immigration Status (a visa) within the UK or Common Travel Area. 

Visa forms & fees

These forms are for people already in the Isle of Man who wish to extend their stay. To apply for Entry Clearance visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Important information

The processing times for visa applications are estimates only. The processing of your application could be subject to processes and timescales of third parties over which we may have no control. The Cabinet Office strongly advises against the booking of travel before an individual receives their grant of leave. The Cabinet Office accepts no responsibility for travel booked by applicants that cannot be fulfilled due to their visa application not being considered before they are due to travel.

The Cabinet Office recommends that you do not purchase tickets or make bookings which cannot be cancelled, prior to the issuance of a visa, except where it is a specific requirement stated as part of the visa application, in which case open tickets should be obtained.

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.