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Statement of changes to the immigration rules

Immigration Legislation and Regulations

The Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 extends relevant elements of UK Immigration Acts to the Isle of Man. Various pieces of secondary legislation are then made under those Acts.

The powers conferred on the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man by the Immigration Act 1971 (as extended to the Isle of Man), the British Nationality Act 1981 and all other enabling powers are delegated in the form of a Schedule of Delegated Authority to be exercised by Immigration Officers.

The legislation gives authority to His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, to act in the same capacity as the Secretary of State in the United Kingdom. The Isle of Man Immigration Service is responsible via His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, to the Crown.

For further information, see our Legislation page.

Immigration Rules

The Immigration Rules are made by the Council of Ministers and outline the practice to be followed in the administration of the Immigration Acts as extended to the Isle of Man for regulating the entry into and the stay of persons in the Isle of Man. 

The Isle of Man Immigration Rules, whilst not identical to the United Kingdom (UK) Immigration Rules, are based on the UK Rules and are very similar. However, they are not identical and there are some provisions within the UK Rules that do not apply here and some in the Isle of Man Immigration Rules that do not apply in the UK. There are also, as in the UK, provisions within the Isle of Man Immigration Rules that apply only to Commonwealth citizens. 

The Statement of Changes document sets out the changes to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules and the date on which the changes apply.

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

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