The Isle of Man aims to increase its economically active population and to assist this operates an attractive visa system.

The Manninvest team has a great deal of experience advising individuals and families on all aspects of immigration.

They assist with the whole process from the initial visa application, passport assistance, to the preparation and/or review of business plans, investment support, incorporating a company together with legal help for applications, leave to remain and indefinite leave to remain issues.

Our expertise spans the world’s most sought after jurisdictions and in addition to the UK and Isle of Man visas we also assist with Dubai visas, Portugal Golden Visas and Hong Kong Visas. We have successfully assisted clients from the UAE, Africa, Hong Kong and China.

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Business Migrant (Start-Up) Visa

  • This is aimed at less experienced business people without specified investment funds - It allows two years in the Isle of Man to prove a new business concept.
  • The business must be endorsed by the Department of Enterprise.
  • An applicant can stay on the Isle of Man for 2 years, 4 months - the visa cannot be extended.
  • This route does not give direct access to Indefinite Leave to Remain - but it is possible to switch to the Business Migrant (Innovator) visa for a further three years.
  • Business Migrant (Innovator) Visa

  • You must have at least £50,000 in investment funds if you want to set up a new business.
  • Special accelerated route to ILR after 3 years.
  • Applicants must be resident in the IOM for income tax purposes.
  • Detailed business plan required.
  • 3 full time roles must be created on the Isle of Man within specified time scale.
  • English language requirement (level B2 CEFR).
  • You must be endorsed by the Department for Enterprise and hold a Letter of Endorsement which is needed to support a visa application.
  • Worker Migrant Visa

  • Applicants must have a valid Confirmation of Employment.
  • Entry clearance must be granted before a person arrives on the Isle of Man.
  • The salary must be a minimum of £20,800.
  • Applicants must be able to maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependants adequately, without needing public funds.
  • The applicant cannot be self-employed.
  • British National (Overseas) Visa

  • The visa will enable those with BN(O) status and their dependent family to live in the Isle and Man and UK for up to five years.
  • Applicants must demonstrate they can accommodate and support themselves for at least six months.
  • After five years on the BN(O) visa an individual and their dependents can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain.
  • Applications are made on line.
  • Representative Of An Overseas Business Visa

  • For people establishing their overseas company’s first representative office in the Isle of Man and UK – it can be a wholly owned subsidiary or a branch of the overseas company.
  • The representative must be recruited and employed outside the Isle of Man and UK by a company based outside the Isle of Man and UK.
  • The representative must have considerable industry experience and knowledge, hold a senior position within the company and have the authority to make decisions on its behalf.
  • The representative cannot be a major shareholder in the company.
  • The initial three year visa can be extended for a further two years and with ‘ILR’ (Indefinite Leave to Remain) after five years.