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Isle of Man resident registration

Isle of Man residents can register to enable non-essential return travel to the Isle of Man.

You do not need to register to leave the Island - anyone is free to leave at any time.

Island residents wishing to return must complete a Landing Form to provide your arrival details within 48 hours prior to arriving back on the Island. The Landing Form will request arrival details including the address at which you will be isolating on your return, as well as your contact number, and a health declaration.

This system marks the Island moving from Level 5 of the Borders Framework to Level 4, allowing non-essential travel for Isle of Man residents.

It is important to be aware that the restrictions on anyone entering the Island remain unchanged. A period of 14-day self-isolation is mandatory and this must be carefully considered before deciding to travel. There is also an option for Island residents to have a test on day 7 which would allow for modified isolation for days 8 to 14.

Travel to the Island for non-residents is still restricted, and exemption certificates are only granted to essential workers who are considered critical to our national infrastructure or for the preservation of life. Exemptions may also be granted to UK residents who wish to enter the island for compassionate reasons.

How do I register to travel?

The application form to register is available on the Application forms and landing forms page. Paper copies are also available to download from the same page. 

Should you have any problems completing the form, the Travel Notification Service Team can be contacted on +44 1624 687171 or via email tns@gov.im

What sort of information will the application form ask for?

You will need to provide your contact details, and confirm that your principle residence is on the Isle of Man. It is important to note that EVERY adult will need to register separately. Registration will ensure you are recorded on the Isle of Man Government database as a Manx resident. This will enable you to easily complete a landing form online 48 hours before your journey home. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I apply? 

All application forms and landing forms can be fond on the Application forms and landing forms page

What is it for?

Registration is a major development in the Isle of Man Government's strategy to gradually open our borders, and the community has a huge part to play in its success. The Borders Framework follows five separate levels, and the move to Level Four allows for non-essential travel for all island residents.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost.

How long does it last?

You will need to register each time you travel. If you already have an existing reference number from a Manx Entry Permit application, you do not need to register. You will be able to use the same reference number in order to complete your landing forms. You must complete a Landing Form each time you travel back to the Island.

What sort of information will the application form ask for?

You will need to provide your contact details, and confirm that your principle residence is in the Isle of Man. It is important to note that EVERY adult will need to register separately.

What if I can’t complete the form online?

If you are unable to complete the form on this website you can contact the Travel Notification Service Team on +44 1624 687171 or at tns@gov.im to either nominate someone you approve to assist. Or you could choose to complete a paper version.

Will the information I supply be checked and verified before the permit is approved?

We may need to check the details you have supplied to ensure you are a resident but the application will not take long to process.

Can I register after leaving the Island?

Residents are encouraged to register before they travel. However, if you need to go away urgently, you are free to leave the Island at any time and can register while you’re away.

Does everyone need one? Can one permit cover a number of people?

Everyone 16 and over will require their own permit. Minors do not require a separate registration however, an adult or guardian must complete a landing form on their behalf prior to arrival in the Island.

Does the registration allow me to go abroad?

Registration is to enable you to return to the Island after you leave. Your destination is irrelevant as a period of 14-day self-isolation is mandatory on your return, and this must be carefully considered before deciding to travel. It is strongly advised you follow UK Government advice regarding non-essential travel, especially when taking into account that some countries may have restrictions on visitors related to COVID-19. Check your insurance before travelling abroad as different countries have varying restrictions and requirements in place for overseas visitors.

What sort of information will be required when completing the landing form up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled journey home?

You will need your registration reference number. You will then need to complete passenger details, and add details of any minors travelling with you, and confirm the address you will be isolating at on your return. You will also make a health declaration.

Arriving back on the Island, how should I get home to minimise contact with others?

You will be able to leave a vehicle at the Airport or Sea Terminal. You can drive home but you will not be able to stop anywhere.

A member of your household can pick you up. They should wait in their vehicle outside the Airport/Sea Terminal. You must go directly to the vehicle and return home.

You can use a pre-booked taxi. Please note that as taxi companies need to follow relevant Public Health Guidance you will need to confirm that you are returning home and will be self-isolating.

You should not walk home or use public transport.

Will everyone I live with need to self-isolate too?

No, your household do not have to isolate.  However if you begin to show symptoms then every member of the household must complete 14 days of isolation. 

What would happen if I don’t register, travel away and then arrive back at the Airport or Sea Terminal?

It is very important that you register and then complete a landing form before you enter the Isle of Man. If you fail to do so, you will have committed an offence under the Entry Restriction Regulations which carries a maximum penalty (summary) of 3 months’ custody and a fine not exceeding £10,000.