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British Citizen, EEA national or EEA family member

British Citizens

If you are a British citizen you do not require any clearance from the Immigration Office to live in the Isle of Man, but you may require a work permit issued under the Isle of Man Control of Employment Acts if you want to work on the Island (or take up self-employment).

EEA Nationals

If you are an EEA national, providing you are not excluded on grounds of public policy (EEA nationals are expected to be able to support themselves without assistance from public funds), public health or public security you do not require any clearance from the Immigration Office to live in the Isle of Man, but you may require a work permit issued under the Isle of Man Control of Employment Acts if you want to work on the Island (or take up self-employment).

EEA Family members

Under European community law EEA and Swiss nationals can enter and live in the Isle of Man to exercise EU treaty rights. Their non EEA national family members can also join the EEA national sponsor.

A family permit is a type of entry clearance issued to direct and extended family members of an EEA national, who is in, or intends to come to the Isle of Man to exercise free movement rights.

Direct and extended family members of an EEA national may apply for a family permit and this is free of charge.

For more information about the rights of the EEA citizens and their families to come to live and work in the Isle of Man please refer to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules and the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2009

Do you require a work permit?

Although British Citizens and EEA nationals are free of Immigration control in the Isle of Man, you may require a work permit issued under the Isle of Man Control of Employment Acts if you want to work on the Island (or take up self-employment).


 

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