EU Settlement Scheme

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If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union with a deal

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who are resident in the Isle of Man by 31 December 2020 may apply to the Isle of Man EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline to apply will be 30 June 2021.

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal

EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members must be resident in the Isle of Man before the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (exit day) if they wish to make an application to the Isle of Man EU Settlement Scheme. The deadline to apply will be 31 December 2020.

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 are available to download from the Isle of Man Government website, and are also available 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 and their family members 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.

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.' 

Further information can be found on the UK Government Website and in the CTA Technical Notice document.

Isle of Man EU Settlement Scheme Statistics reports

EU Settlement Scheme Statistics report 1 April 2019 – 29 November 2019 (published 4 December 2019)

EU Settlement Scheme Statistics report 1 April 2019 – 29 November 2019 (published 2 December 2019)

EU Settlement Scheme Statistics report 1 April 2019 – 31 October 2019

EU Settlement Scheme Statistics report 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019

EU Settlement Scheme Statistics report 1 April 2019 – 31 August 2019

Some of the UK reports, papers etc

Report on the second private beta phase of the EU Settlement Scheme

Revised caseworker guidance for the public beta test phase

Paper on citizens’ rights in ‘no deal’

Brief overview, including eligibility and the process of applying for settled status

UK Government agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights

Announcement settlement scheme for EU citizens

Statement of Intent

Settled status guidance

Citizens’ rights – UK and Irish nationals in the Common Travel Area

Joint Report from EU Negotiators and the UK Government (8 December 2017)

Administrative Procedures Technical Note