Bringing your familyThe Isle of Man makes it easy for you to bring over your family, with 1-year work permits for spouses, civil and cohabiting partners of Isle of Man work permit holders and immediate access to the Island's free school system.
It can be a tough decision to relocate to a new country, particularly if you have to consider the needs of your family. The Isle of Man makes it easy for you to bring over your family, with 1 year work permits for spouses and civil partners of Isle of Man work permit holders and immediate access to the Island's free school system.
There is a relaxed and peaceful way of life in the Isle of Man and families can enjoy many benefits including good housing to choose from, high quality education and health services, a wide range of leisure and cultural activities, room to move and the lowest level of crime in the British Isles!
The Isle of Man has a different form of maternity care from the UK. The Isle of Man Government pay maternity allowance to pregnant women and women who have recently given birth for a maximum of 39 weeks. This benefit is only given to women who have been employed and can satisfy certain conditions.
Fathers are entitled to take up to 2 weeks paternity leave and may be eligible for paternity pay during this time.
Parents are often entitled to child benefits to help support their children. This is a means tested benefit and does not apply to income exceeding £80,000.
Growing up in the Isle of Man
The last census in 2011 showed that around 1/5 of Isle of Man residents are under 16 and the Isle of Man is a great place for bringing up a young family.
The Island has very low levels of crime, giving children a lot more freedom in their younger years. There's plenty for young and older children to do on the Island, from outdoor pursuits and sports, to music and entertainment.