Isle of Man, United Kingdom

What is the Isle of Man Innovator Visa?

The Isle of Man Innovator visa programme is a route for talented entrepreneurs who want to establish a business in the UK. The programme is similar to the standard UK Innovator visa programme, however comes with several exclusive benefits.

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Where is the Isle of Man?

The Isle of Man is one of the British Isles located in the Northwest coast of England. The island holds close links to the whole of the United Kingdom.

It is one of the most easily accessed island from the UK, with flights from many UK cities and regular ferry services.

The flight times from the Isle of Man:
• Liverpool 40 minutes.
• London 70 minutes.
• Birmingham 55 minutes.

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Visa in brief

The Skilled Worker visa with Investment programme is for ambitious businesspeople who are seeking a unique opportunity to establish their career in the United Kingdom through investment and full-time employment. This will be done by investing into an established and successful UK company with a minimum investment of £100,000.

  •  You can spend your 180 days in either the Isle of Man or in the UK.
  •  Can establish Indefinite  Leave to Remain (British permanent residency) through the Isle of Man.
  •  Under Isle of Man Innovator you can join or takeover an existing business,                unlike an equivalent UK Innovator route.
  •  Not an Isle of Man citizenship, but UK citizenship.
Free healthcare for Isle of Man applications which is a significant saving of £7000, per family of four.
  •  The taxation system in the Island is entirely separate from that of
    the UK.
  • The benefit of a completely separate tax system is that the Isle of
    Man can enjoy low income tax rates starting at 10% for individuals
  • 0% rate of tax for companies on most income.
  • The Isle of Man has a very high quality, comprehensive health service which is operated on the UK NHS style basis and is free to new residents.
  • Isle of Man has an excellent education system with incredibly high standards of teaching and a strong appetite for sports and culture.
  • Similar content to English national curriculum (Courses)
  • Access to UK Universities
You will be required to establish that you have an innovative, viable and scalable business idea: Innovation – You must have an original business plan that meets new or existing needs and/or creates a competitive advantage; Viability – You must have, or be, developing the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and market awareness to successfully run the business; and Scalability – There must be evidence of structured planning and potential for job creation and growth into national markets.


You will need a minimum of £50,000 to invest into your own business, or minimum of £150,000 to invest into an existing business.

Why Relocate to the Isle of Man?

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to spend all my time in the Isle of Man?

No. You will be expected to spend the majority of your working time managing and
developing your business day to day in the Isle of Man, but you can spend time in the
UK or elsewhere. You will still be eligible for ILR, provided you have spent no more
than 180 days in each year outside the British Islands (the Isle of Man, the UK and the
Channel Islands)

What are the business requirement for Permanent Residency?

Provided that you comply with the conditions of the visa, you can visit the UK without
restriction, including having a second home there
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Isn’t it very hard to obtain an endorsement?

There is a single endorsing body in the Isle of Man, the Isle of Man Government
Department for Enterprise. As this is the government body tasked with encouraging
inward investment and business migration into the Isle of Man, it will be much easier
for good business ideas to be endorsed in the Isle of Man, compared with the UK.

What are the business requirement for Permanent Residency?

To qualify for Permanent residency, the business must employ at least three full-time,
permanent employees, within the first three years (one must be employed within 12
months).

There is no requirement to meet 2 of the 7 criteria set by the UK Home Office

Benefits of the Isle of Man Innovator Visa?

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  • A route for talented entrepreneurs who want to establish a
    business in the UK.
  • Like the standard UK Innovator visa programme but comes
    with several exclusive benefits.
  • No NHS surcharge, a significant saving of £7000, per family
    of four.
  • Standard rate of personal taxation of 10%.
  • 0% company corporation tax.
  • 70-minute commute to London.
  • Can join or takeover an existing business.
  • Only need to create 3 jobs – much less then UK innovator.
  • Isle of Man has an excellent free education system.

Contact us for your free consultation with one of our specialists

1. Review (Review of Application & Approval from Fresh Start UK)

2. Preparation (Workplace Preparation and Training)

3. Interviews and Meetings (Interviews Arranged with Appropriate UK Companies)

4. Job Offer (Job Offer & Certificate of Sponsorship Issued, If Successful)

5. Begin (Begin Visa Application with Immigration Lawyer)

6. Support (Support from Fresh Start UK for Permanent Residency, After a Minimum of 5 Years)

Our unique services

Route to Permanent Residency

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Review

Review of Application & Approval from Fresh Start UK

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Interviews and Meetings

Interviews Arranged with Appropriate UK Companies

5

Begin

Support from Fresh Start UK for Permanent Residency, After a Minimum of 5 Years

2

Preparation

Workplace Preparation and Training

4

Job Offer

Job Offer & Certificate of Sponsorship Issued, If Successful

6

Support

Support from Fresh Start UK for Permanent Residency Application

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Review

Review of Application & Approval from Fresh Start UK

2

Preparation

Workplace Preparation and Training

3

Interviews and Meetings

Interviews Arranged with Appropriate UK Companies

4

Job Offer

Job Offer & Certificate of Sponsorship Issued, If Successful

5

Begin

Begin Visa Application with Immigration Lawyer

6

Support

Support from Fresh Start UK for Permanent Residency, After a Minimum of 5 Years

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