In January 2021, our relationship with the EU changed. New rules for Islanders and businesses are in place.
Planning a trip to Europe
To visit any EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you need to:
- make sure your passport is no older than 10 years and has 6 months validity left on your intended date of arrival. Further information on
passport rules for travel to Europe
- if asked on arrival, provide the reason for your trip and produce documents to support this, such as return tickets and adequate funds
- check if you need a visa. You can visit and remain in the EU for 90 days in any 180 day period without needing a visa. However, if you want to stay longer, you need to
apply for a long-stay visa
- check if you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) for some countries to
drive or hire a car in Europe. You may also need a 'green card' from your insurance company
- if you're
taking a pet into Europe, meet new requirements and have an Animal Health Certificate (AHC). The original Pet Passport scheme is no longer valid
- check you have appropriate travel and health insurance before travelling
Living in Jersey as an EU National
If you're an EU National and you were living in Jersey before 1 January 2021, and wish to continue living in Jersey, you need to
apply to the Jersey-EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021.
The application process is quick, simple and free of charge.
If you're British, Irish or hold settled or pre-settled status you do not need a visa to enter, visit, work, study or settle in Jersey.
If you're an EU, EEA or Swiss national you do not need a visa to visit Jersey for up to 6 months. However visitors cannot seek employment or switch into any other immigration category.
Visa and passport requirements for visitors from 2021
Living, working and studying in Europe as a British National
If you're looking to move to the EU, you should check the rules for the country you want to move to on GOV.UK.
Living in country guides on GOV.UK
Students looking to study in the EU should contact their prospective institutions for information on tuition fees. Students can also contact Jersey Student Finance
In all instances British nationals living, working, and studying in Europe are advised to:
- have the appropriate immigration permission from the relevant country
- have healthcare insurance
- make sure their passport has the relevant validity
Trading with Europe
If you import from or export to the EU you need to meet new rules and requirements.
Trading with the EU
Employing EU nationals
The process of employing EU Nationals has changed. EU nationals that were not in Jersey before 1 January 2021 and are not eligible for the Jersey-EU Settlement Scheme, will need a working visa before they arrive and their employer will need a work permit.
Employing EU Nationals