Question: Is the Isle of Man a good place to live?

The Isle of Man benefits from having the oldest continuous parliament in existence in the world today - Tynwald - and its stable political infrastructure makes it an excellent place to live and work. The Island offers residents an excellent quality of life.

Can anyone live in the Isle of Man?

EU nationals have the right to reside in the Isle of Man. One of the key advantages that immigration to the Isle of Man can offer is that it entitles successful applicants and their family to receive British citizenship if all of the relevant criteria are met.

Can a UK citizen live on the Isle of Man?

As noted above, anyone with the right to live in the UK can live in the Isle of Man; however, this does not grant new arrivals with the right to work and a work permit system is in place for non Manx workers. This applies to employees and self employed persons. See more information here.

Are there speed cameras on the Isle of Man?

The lack of a national speed limit means there are no fixed speed cameras on the Isle of Man but mobile speed traps are sometimes found in the towns. Its a very serious offence to be caught driving whilst on the phone and youll face a fine of up to £1000 and the ignominy of being shamed in the local press.

Does the Isle of Man still have the death penalty?

Capital punishment in the Isle of Man was formally abolished in 1993. The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency, but not part of the United Kingdom (which had effectively abolished capital punishment in 1965). The last person to be actually hanged on the Isle of Man was John Kewish, at Castletown in 1872.

Why does the Isle of Man have no speed limit?

There is no national speed limit – some roads may be driven at any speed which is safe and appropriate. Careless and dangerous driving laws still apply, so one may not drive at absolutely any speed, and there are local speed limits on many roads. This leads to a very diverse spread of both driving competence and speed.

Does the Isle of Man have traffic lights?

In the Isle of Man traffic lights follow the same system on the UK mainland and should be familiar to most nationalities.

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