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New English test for foreign nationals

Sat, 21 Sep 2013

Foreign nationals who wish to settle permanently on the Isle of Man will now have to pass a new test.

The Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office says people will now have to pass a written and an oral test.

The change comes into force at the end of next month and follows a move in the UK to ensure that all applicants can speak English to a certain standard.

Sian Little is the chief immigration officer – she told us why the change is being implemented:


  • Sian Little

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