EU & EEA Nationals or Swiss citizens
Isle of Man European Union Settlement Scheme
The Isle of Man Scheme was introduced as Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules on 30 March 2019. Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules is based on the agreement the UK has reached with the EU for EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss citizens, and their non-EEA family members, and enables them to remain and continue living in the Isle of Man as they do now.
Those who apply under the Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules will be granted an immigration status of indefinite leave to enter or remain or limited leave to enter or remain. There is no application fee for this immigration status.
The application form together with guidance notes will be available to download from the Isle of Man Government website, and also in hard copy format from the Isle of Man Immigration Office. Applications must be submitted to the Isle of Man Immigration Service by post or in person and the Isle of Man Immigration Service aims to process applications within 28 business days. Successful applicants will receive a physical document (status letter) confirming their grant of leave under Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.
Those already in possession of a valid permanent residence document issued under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2019 (as amended) can make an application under Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules which will be free of charge. Successful applicants will receive a physical document (status letter) confirming their grant of leave under Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.
United Kingdom European Union Settlement Scheme
The Isle of Man Immigration Service has made arrangements with the UK Home Office to provide for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who are resident in the Isle of Man to make an application for their immigration status to the UK scheme if they wish.
The UK Scheme will accept eligible applications from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens residing in the Isle of Man, their family members, and the family members of a qualifying British citizen and if successful they will be granted an immigration status of either indefinite leave to enter or limited leave to enter.
There is no application fee for this immigration status. Successful applicants will be given proof of their status through a UK online service confirming their grant of leave under Appendix EU to the UK’s Immigration Rules.
The UK and the EU have negotiated and agreed a Withdrawal Agreement which sets out how citizens’ rights will be addressed. It also allows for what is known as an Implementation Period during which the UK would cease to be an EU Member State, but would continue to adhere to EU law. The Withdrawal Agreement has not yet been approved by the UK parliament and so cannot be ratified and enter into force. The two tables below set out how the relevant dates in relation to the European Union Settlement Scheme may be impacted should the Withdrawal Agreement come into force – known as a Deal Scenario – or if the Withdrawal Agreement does not come into force – referred to as a No Deal Scenario.
UK and Irish nationals in the Common Travel Area
The United Kingdom reached agreement in December 2017 which ensures the rights enjoyed by British and Irish citizens in the Common Travel Area are protected after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
This preservation of the existing ability for UK and Irish citizens to move freely within the Common Travel Area also extends to those UK and Irish nationals on the Isle of Man.
Dr Alex Allinson MHK, Department Member said:
'The rights enjoyed by British and Irish citizens in the Common Travel Area are protected after the UK leaves the EU. This means that no UK or Irish national will be required to apply for an immigration status to protect their entitlements in Ireland and the UK respectively. There will also be full protection and maintenance of the current arrangements for journeys between the UK and Ireland. This includes movement across the land border between Northern Ireland, protecting the uninhibited movement enjoyed today.'
Deal Scenario - European Union Settlement Scheme
No Deal Scenario - European Union Settlement Scheme