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Closure of government offices Christmas/new year period

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Members of the public are asked to note that most Government Offices will be closed on the following days over the Christmas and New Year period:

Tuesday 25 December 2018, Wednesday 26 December 2018, Monday 31 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019

In addition, the following special arrangements apply:

Commissioners, for the registration of births and deaths - as follows:

  • Castletown – closed from Monday 24 December 2018 until Friday 4 January 2019
  • Ramsey – Friday 21 December 2018 open morning only. Monday 24 December 2018 will close at 4.00pm. Closed Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2018. Open Thursday 27 December 2018 and Friday 28 December 2018. Monday 31 December 2018 will close at 4.00pm. Closed Tuesday 1 January and Wednesday 2 January 2019. Re-opens Thursday 3 January 2019.
  • Peel – closed from 4.30pm on Friday 21 December 2018 until 8.45am on Wednesday 2 January 2019. Available by appointment only to attend between 26 to 28 December 2018 (particularly for death registrations).
  • Douglas – Monday 24 December 2018 will close at 4.00pm. Closed Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December 2018. Open Thursday 27 December and Friday 28 December 2018. Closed on Monday 31 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019.


Social Security, Ramsey Office – closed Thursday 27 December 2018, re-opens Thursday 3 January 2019.

Social Security, Markwell House – counter closes 12.00pm on 24 December 2018 and 4.30pm on Friday 28 December 2018.

Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office – will close at 3.30pm on Monday 24 December 2018.

Welcome Centre – closed Tuesday, 25 December 2018, Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019. Closed on Sundays. Open Monday 24 December and Monday 31 December 8.00am – 4.00pm. Open Thursday 27 December 2018 and Wednesday 2 January 2019 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Manx Museum – closed Tuesday 25 December 2018, Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Manx Museum Library and Archives – closed Tuesday 25 December 2018, re-opens Wednesday 2 January 2019. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.

House of Manannan – closed Tuesday 25 December 2018, Wednesday 26 December 2018 and Tuesday 1 January 2019.

Housing, Markwell House – will close from 5.00pm on 21 December 2018 and re-open at 9.00am on 2 January 2019. All DOI Housing emergency repairs during that time should be reported to 494012.

Vehicle Test Centre – will close at 5.00pm on Friday 21 December 2018 until 2 January 2019.

Poortown and Stoney Mountain Quarries – will close on Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open on Monday 7 January 2019. In case of queries telephone: +44 1624 694365.

Airport and Sea Terminal – will be closed on Tuesday, 25 December 2018 only.

On Monday 24 December 2018 and Friday 28 December 2018 closing times for all other public counters will be 4.00pm.

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