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Entry clearance as a visitor

Nationals of certain countries do not need to apply for entry clearance prior to travel to the Isle of Man/United Kingdom, instead they are assessed at the point of entry into the United Kingdom. To find out if you need to apply for entry clearance please visit - http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/visas-immigration/do-you-need-a-visa/  

If you come to the Isle of Man as a visitor, you are normally allowed to stay here for a maximum of 6 months. If you want to stay here for longer than 6 months, you will need to consider alternative categories on the Isle of Man Immigration Rules pages to see if you qualify for another type of visa. 

Please note: If you are a non visa national who can visit the Isle of Man without a visa, you will need prior entry clearance if you wish to come to the Isle of Man in any other category. You will not be able to apply to the Isle of Man Immigration Office for further leave to remain if you arrived in the United Kingdom/Isle of Man as a visitor. 

Tourism and visiting friends 

If you wish to visit the Isle of Man as a tourist or to stay with friends, you should apply to enter as ageneral visitor(or as a child visitor if you are under 18). 

You can view the entry requirements as a general visitor or as a child visitor on our Isle of Man Immigration Rules page.

If someone in the Isle of Man intends to 'sponsor' you during your visit or if you are an Isle of Man resident sponsoring a general visitor, you should read (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/modernised/visiting/general-visitor.pdf?view=Binary) for details of the eligibility requirements. 

The documents requirements will depend on the circumstances of the case.

However, as a sponsor you may be asked to provide documents such as:

  • evidence of your own immigration status in the Isle of Man; and

  • a letter of sponsorship explaining your relationship to the person who is applying, the purpose of the visit and where your general visitor will stay. 

If you intend to provide financial support and accommodation for your general visitor and/or pay for his/her travel to the Isle of Man, you should provide evidence that you are able to do. This may include:

  • copies of your bank or building society statements and pay slips for the last six months; or

  • a copy of your savings account book. 

Business Visitors

If you are sponsoring a person for business purposes, you should supply a letter of invitation from your company outlining the links between your companies, the reason for the visit and whether your company is financing the visit. 

You can see the entry requirements as for a business visitor on our Isle of Man Immigration Rules page.

If you are applying to come to the Isle of Man as a Business Visitor you should read -http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/modernised/visiting/business-visitors.pdf?view=Binary



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