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Migrants need to speak English to stay on Island

Thu, 05 May 2011

Immigrants to the Isle of Man must now be able to speak and understand English if they want to stay here.


Non-European migrants who want to extend their time in the Island now need to meet an English Language requirement.


The new rule applies to those seeking entry clearance, leave to enter, leave to remain and further leave to remain, not indefinite leave to remain or citizenship applications, which already have entry tests in place.


Applicants can show their ability to speak English by taking a test through an approved examiner, being a national of an English speaking country or having a Bacherlor's degree or equivalent from the UK which was taught in English.


Full details of the English language requirements can be found on the Government's website.



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