Update | Are you ready for Brexit? | September 2019

Date: Monday 30 September 2019

On Friday 27th September Chamber members and businesses from the wider community attended an ‘Are you ready for Brexit? Business Q & A Session’. This collaborative session featured representatives from DfE, Cabinet office, DEFA, Customs and Excise and Immigration.

Following a welcome Chamber President, Caren Pegg, and an introduction from the Minister for Enterprise the panel of Government representatives provided an overview of the key areas that businesses should be looking at to prepare for Brexit.

Below we have provided an overview of the key areas covered and included useful links where applicable:


European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
The scheme enables EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their families, resident in the Isle of Man, to obtain an immigration status under the Isle of Man Immigration Rules to ensure they can continue living in the Isle of Man after Brexit.

If there is a ‘deal’ EU, EEA and Swiss citizens must be resident in the Isle of Man by 31 December 2020 to be eligible to apply. The deadline to apply will be 30 June 2021.

If there is ‘no-deal’ EU, EEA and Swiss citizens must be resident in the Isle of Man by the date the UK leaves the EU (exit day). The deadline for application will be 31 December 2020.   Applications to the scheme are free of charge

Euro Temporary Leave to Remain
EuroTLR will be introduced in the event of a ‘no deal’.

EuroTLR will be a temporary immigration status granted for a limited period of 36 months for those coming into the IOM after exit day and who wish to stay in the IOM after 31 December 2020.

Those who hold a EuroTLR status will have a ‘bridge’ into the new Immigration System (from January 2021) but only if they apply for a status under the new Immigration System before their EuroTLR leave expires

What can you do?

Inform your employees about the EUSS. Click here for more information. 

Learn more

If you or your employees have any questions, please contact immigration@gov.im

Department for Enterprise

DfE have developed a Brexit checklist

There are grants available for Brexit related consultation


A dedicated inbox for Brexit related queries has been opened: brexit.dfe@gov.im

Customs and Excise

A new regime for VAT will be required - click here for more info on a new regime for VAT in the event of a no-deal. 

Please note, businesses must register for an EORI number - click here to register

Learn more

Click here for information related to Customs and Brexit


What are the key changes for food and drink producers? E.g. health marks, export health certificates etc.

What resources are available for food producers?

Click here to view the Brexit checklist for IoM Food Manufacturers