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Statement of changes to the immigration rules

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 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 Rules that do not apply in the UK. There are also, as in the UK, provisions within the Rules that apply only to Commonwealth citizens. 

To view our rules, see our Statement of Changes

Immigration Legislation and Regulations

The Immigration (Isle of Man) Order 2008 and related subordinate legislation extend to the Isle of Man relevant elements of UK Immigration Law. 

UK Immigration Rules are extended to the Isle of Man for regulating the entry into and the stay of persons in the Isle of Man and contained within the statement laid before Tynwald on 17 May 2005. 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. The Isle of Man has its own Immigration Rules. 

Immigration into the Isle of Man is governed by the Immigration act 1971 as extended to the Isle of Man by the Immigration Isle of Man Order 2008. 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.

Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules

Statement of changes – 1 February 2014
Statement of changes – 1 April 2014
Statement of changes – 14 July 2014
Statement of changes – 6 October 2014
Statement of changes – 20 October 2014
Statement of changes - 10 November 2014
Statement of changes - 7 September 2015
Statement of changes - 17 August 2015
Statement of changes - 28 January 2016
Statement of changes - 16 June 2016

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