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Population Office

Find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Population Office, including the work of the Housing and Work Advisory Group.

Who we are and what we do

The Population Office's aim is to enhance the overall effectiveness, efficiency and equity of migration controls in Jersey. It's the role of the Population Office to regulate migration within the Island in terms of who is entitled to live and work in Jersey.

Our responsibilities include:

  • dealing with qualifications and the issue of registration cards
  • dealing with applications for businesses to commence and engage migrant workers
  • consideration of new migration policies
  • creating, maintaining and monitoring a population register 

Another part of our role is the management of the Housing and Work Advisory Group who provide advice and direction to the Population Office. 

Registration cards (for work and housing)

Under the Control of Housing and Work Law, you'll need a registration card if you move house or job.

If you are an employer you will need to know about how the Control of Housing and Work Law may affect who you can employ. 

Registration cards (for work and housing)

Affordable Housing Gateway

In addition the Population Office also manages the Affordable Housing Gateway. The Affordable Housing Gateway, which is independent from all of the social housing providers, receive and assess all applications for housing.

Housing applications and allocations  

Legislation administered by the Population Office

The work carried out by the Population Office is informed by the Control of Housing and Work Law and subsequent legislation.

Download the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 (size 369kb)
Download the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012: Guidance - Control Provisions (size 42kb)
Download the Control of Housing and Work (Exemptions) (Jersey) Order 2013 (size 152kb)
Download the Control of Housing and Work (Fees) (Jersey) Order 2013 (size 152kb)
Download the Control of Housing and Work (Residential and Employment Status) (Jersey) Regulations 2013 (size 136kb)



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