Business Migrant Endorsement
The Department for Enterprise ("the Department") 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 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 Migrants must obtain a Letter of Endorsement from the Department before making a visa application under the Business Migrant Route.
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.
This sub-category is for Migrants seeking to establish an innovative, viable and scalable business.
This category offers leave for 2 years and 4 months and does not lead to indefinite leave to remain.
Migrants may progress into the Innovator sub-category.
This sub-category is for 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.
Migrants seeking to establish a new business under this sub-category will have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea.
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.
Application process overview
Use the table below to find out more about key stages of the application process.