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Settle in the Isle of Man

There are 5 routes you can apply under if you would like to settle in the Isle of Man:

  1. Entry clearance as a spouse or civil partner
  2. Entry clearance as a family member
  3. Spouse/Proposed Fiancé (6 months) Visa
  4. Relative who’ll provide long-term care for you
  5. Isle of Man/UK Ancestry

Entry clearance as a spouse or civil partner

To apply as a partner, you and your partner both need to be 18 or over.

Your partner must also either:

  • be a British citizen
  • have settled status in the Isle of Man or UK (they have ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or proof of permanent residence)

You and your partner must intend to live together permanently in the Isle of Man after you apply.

What you’ll need to prove

You must be able to prove one of the following:

  • you’re in a civil partnership or marriage that’s recognised in the Isle of Man
  • you’ve been living together in a relationship for at least 2 years when you apply
  • you are a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner and will marry or enter into a civil partnership in the UK within 6 months of arriving (your entry clearance vignette will show a period of 6 months in which time you must marry and apply to the Isle of Man Immigration Office for a further extension of your visa)

You also need to prove you:

  • have a good knowledge of English
  • can financially support yourself and your dependants

If you don’t meet these requirements you may still be able to apply for a visa or extend your permission to stay if:

  • you have a child in the UK who is a British citizen or has lived in the UK for 7 years and it would be unreasonable for them to leave the UK
  • there would be very significant difficulties for you and your partner if you lived together as a couple outside the UK that couldn’t be overcome
  • it would breach your human rights to stop you coming to the UK or make you leave

How long you can stay

You’ll get permission to stay for 2.5 years (after this time, a further application for Leave to Remain must be made to the Isle of Man Immigration Service).

Entry clearance as a family member (as defined above)

To apply as a family member (Child), your sponsor must be 18 or over.

Your partner must also either:

  • Be a British citizen, or
  • Have settled status in the Isle of Man or UK (they have ‘indefinite leave to remain’ or proof of permanent residency).

You must meet the requirements specific to your entry clearance category as set out in Appendix FM of the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.

You will need to meet the requirements outlined in Appendix FM, including the financial requirements.

How long you can stay

Your grant of leave will last until the expiration date of your parent's

Entry clearance as a dependant

You can apply for entry clearance as a dependant (partner or family member) of someone who has been granted entry clearance in one of the following categories:

  • Tier 1 Investor
  • Tier 1 Entrepreneur
  • Tier 5 Migrant
  • Tier 4 (General)
  • Worker Migrant
  • Worker (ICT) Migrant

You must meet the requirements specific to your entry clearance category as set out in Part 8 of the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.

How long can you stay

As a dependant, your grant of entry will last until the expiration date of your sponsor's current grant of leave. (This period may differ for Tier 4 dependants).

Fiancé Visa

If you’re applying as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner, you must prove that:

  • any previous marriages or civil partnerships have ended
  • you plan to marry or become civil partners within 6 months of arriving in the UK

You will not be able to work during your engagement.

How long you can stay

You’ll get permission to stay for 6 months if you’re applying as a fiancé, fiancée or proposed civil partner. After this you’ll need to apply to extend your stay.

How to apply

You must apply online from outside the Isle of Man and UK. Complete an application for entry clearance to the Isle of Man on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

You must also complete Appendix 2.



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