Business Migrant

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In the Isle of Man you'll find a world class business centre that is home to leading, international businesses, spanning financial services, manufacturing and tech.

The Business Migrant route is endorsed by the Department for Enterprise, within the Isle of Man Government.

The Department for Enterprise is the only endorsing body in the Isle of Man for the Business Migrant route as prescribed in Appendix X of the Isle of Man Immigration Rules. The Department is responsible for issuing a Letter of Endorsement in support of the Business Migrant’s visa application following an assessment of the proposed business ventures in accordance with the Department’s Endorsement Policy in force at the time of the application.

All Business Migrants must obtain a Letter of Endorsement from the Department before making a visa application under the Business Migrant Route.

Business Migrants should refer to Appendix X of the Isle of Man Immigration Rules and the Department's Endorsement Policy prior to submitting an application for a Letter of Endorsement.

Information on Isle of Man Advocates who specialise in immigration law can be found on the Isle of Man Law Society website.


The Business Migrant has two sub-categories.

Business Migrant – Start-up

This sub-category is for individuals seeking to establish a business in the Isle of Man for the first time. Migrants will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea.

This category offers leave for 2 years and 4 months only. This category does not lead to Indefinite Leave to Remain.

Migrants may progress into the Innovator sub-category.

Find out more  Apply here

Business Migrant – Innovator

This sub-category is for Business Migrants with business experience seeking to establish, join or take over one or more businesses in the Isle of Man. Unless progressing from the
Start-Up sub category, Migrants will have a minimum of £50,000 to invest in the business.

Business Migrants seeking to establish a new business under this sub-category will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea.

Business Migrants seeking to join, or take over an existing business or businesses, will be required to demonstrate how the investment will be made and the Migrants plans for the business.

This category leads to indefinite leave to remain.

Find out more  Apply here


Contact the Locate team

With a stable economy and financially rewarding ecosystem, the Isle of Man could be an ideal place for you, your family and your business to call home. If you have any Business Migrant enquires, get in touch with one of the Locate team members, who are always happy to assist. 


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