Closure of Government Offices over Christmas / New Year Period

Members of the public are asked to note that most Government Offices will be closed on the following days over the Christmas and New Year period: 

Wednesday 25 December 2019, Thursday 26 December 2019, Friday 27 December 2019, Wednesday 1 January 2020 

In addition, the following special arrangements apply: 

Commissioners, for the registration of births and deaths as follows: 

  • Douglas – will close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019. Closed Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2019. Open Friday 27 December 2019 from 10.00am – 3.00pm. Open as normal on Monday 30 December 2019 and will close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019. Closed Wednesday 1 January 2020. Normal hours from Thursday 2 January 2020.
  • Castletown – open Monday 23 December 2019, then closed through Christmas period, re-opens on Thursday 2 January 2020.
  • Ramsey – closed in the afternoon of Friday 20 December 2019. Closed on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 January 2020. Open all other days.
  • Peel – the Town Hall will officially close between 5.00pm on Friday 20 December 2019 and 9.00am on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

Social Security, Ramsey Office – closed Monday 23 December 2019 to Friday 27 December 2019 inclusive. Closed Tuesday 31 December 2019, re-opens on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

Social Security and Housing, Markwell House – counter closes at 2.30pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and 3.30pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019. 

Passport, Immigration and Nationality Office – counters close at 3.30pm on Tuesday 24 December and Tuesday 31 December 2019. 

Welcome Centre – will close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019. Closed on Wednesday 25 December and Thursday 26 December 2019. Open Friday 

27 December 2019 8.00am – 4.00pm. Open Saturday 28 December 2019 8.00am 

– 6.00pm. Closed Sunday 29 December 2019. Open Monday 30 December 2019 8.00am – 6.00pm and Tuesday 31 December 2019 8.00am – 4.00pm. Closed on Wednesday 1 January 2020 and will re-open on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

Vehicle Test Centre – will close at 4.00pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and re-open on Thursday 2 January 2020. 

Poortown and Stoney Mountain Quarries – will close at 3.30pm on Friday 20 December 2019 and re-open on Monday 6 January 2020. 

Airport and Sea Terminal – closed on Wednesday, 25 December 2019. 

On Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Tuesday 31 December 2019 closing times for all other public counters will be 4.00pm.