UK Immigration tell me that I cannot get a UK passport stamp in my UK passport. Fair enough. I've asked at LHR
a few times as I spent a lot of my last few years living abroad and quite fancied a "home" stamp.
I might go to IOM
in a couple of months and wonder about being stamped there.
Looking at the below info, and wondering if IOM
will be able to get me a passport stamp, I get confused.
Under British law, the Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom. However, the UK takes care of its external and defence affairs, and retains paramount power to legislate for the Island.
Citizenship is covered by UK law, and Manx people are classed as British citizens, although those without a grandparent born in the UK (or who have not lived continuously for a period of five or more years in the UK) do not have the same rights as other British citizens with regard to employment and establishment in the European Union.
The Isle of Man holds neither membership nor associate membership of the European Union. Protocol Three of the treaty of accession of the United Kingdom permits trade for Manx goods without tariffs. In conjunction with the Customs and Excise agreement with the UK, this facilitates free trade with the UK. While Manx goods can be freely moved within the EU, people, capital and services cannot. EU citizens are entitled to travel and reside in the Island without restriction.
"Under British law, the Isle of Man is not part of the United Kingdom" - Suggests a stamp would be possible, due to exiting the UK and arriving somewhere else.
"Citizenship is covered by UK law" - Suggests a stamp wouldn't.
"The Isle of Man holds neither membership nor associate membership of the European Union" - Suggests a stamp would be possible due to exiting the EU and arriving somewhere else.
Does anyone have any concrete info/experiences to share?