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Apply for the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme

To complete your application you'll need your:

  • Social Security number
  • passport or National ID number

Apply for the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme

You need to apply by Thursday 31 December 2020 to remain in Jersey.

Application guide notes in different languages are available further down the page.

If you need assistance or further guidance email the Settled Status team or call on +44 (0) 1534 447900.

To help EU Citizens with the application process we have translated the questions in the application form.

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application form questions in French

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application form questions in Polish

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application form questions in Portuguese

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme application form questions in Romanian

Cost to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

Following the announcement that the UK will be removing the fee for the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme, Ministers are pleased to confirm that the fees for the Jersey Scheme will also be removed.

This will ensure that Jersey resident EU citizens are not disadvantaged by the changes in the UK.

This ensures that those EU citizens, that are valued members of Jersey’s community, will be able to remain in Jersey after Brexit without a fee.

The Jersey EU Settlement Scheme

Those with British or Irish Nationality don't need to apply to the Settlement Scheme. This includes those who hold dual nationality, for example British/Portuguese.

As Jersey is a Crown Dependency we are subject to UK Immigration and Nationality Laws. We form part of the Common Travel Area which allows free movement between the UK and other Crown Dependencies.

The Crown Dependencies are formally mentioned in the Withdrawal Agreement meaning that they will be subject to the withdrawal agreement in its totality. One of the first decisions made concerning the UK’s departure was that of the rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and similarly UK nationals residing in the EU. It was fundamental to both the UK and EU Government that EU citizens’ rights were protected and the same is true for the Government of Jersey.

As a result of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the EU, the status of EU citizens living in the UK and Jersey will change.

The UK government has reached a deal with the EU to operate a scheme known as the ‘EU Settlement Scheme’, which will allow EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit.

The States of Jersey will be operating our own version of this scheme, to ensure that EU citizens who live in the Island, making a valuable contribution to our community, are able to stay.

The Jersey EU Settlement Scheme will mean:

  • settled status will be granted to successful applicants who have been continuously living in Jersey for a total of five years or more by 31 December 2020, allowing them to continue to live and work in Jersey. They will also be able to apply for British nationality
  • pre-settled status will be granted to those applicants who fulfil all the requirements of the application but have been living in Jersey for less than five years. After they have completed five years residence they can then apply for settled status
  • family members who are living with, or join, EU citizens in Jersey by 31 December 2020 will also be able to apply for settled status, after five years in the Island
  • close family members (spouses, civil and unmarried partners, dependent children and grandchildren, and dependent parents and grandparents) will be able to join EU citizens in the Island (where the family relationship existed on 31 December 2020)

How the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme works

Guidance Leaflets

How does the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme work - English Leaflet

How does the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme work - French Leaflet

How does the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme work - Polish Leaflet

How does the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme work - Portuguese Leaflet

How does the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme work - Romanian Leaflet

Posters

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Poster (English)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Poster (French)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Poster (Polish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Poster (Portuguese)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Poster (Romanian)

Irish citizens

Those citizens who hold Irish Nationality don't  need to apply to the scheme.

Irish citizens enjoy a right of residence in Jersey that is not reliant on any relationship with the EU. Therefore their ability to remain in Jersey is unaffected by Brexit.

Who needs to apply

EU Citizens who want to remain in Jersey after Thursday 31 December 2020 need to apply.

Family members of EU Citizens who are neither British or from the EU need to apply.

All applicants 16 years of age and older must complete their own application.

Those EU citizens who have already acquired permanent residence will have to apply to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme.

EU Citizens who already hold indefinite leave to remain (IRL) may wish to apply to the scheme. ILR granted under the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme will only be lost through an absence from the UK and Islands of more than five consecutive years.

British and Irish Citizens don't need to apply.

Is applying for settled status voluntary?

For EU citizens who arrived in Jersey before Brexit day, applying for settled status will be voluntary until Thursday 31 December 2020.

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS) encourage EU citizens who wish to remain in Jersey to apply in good time once our online scheme is launched.

How settled status applications will be assessed

Before Settled Status can be granted applicants must satisfy three criteria.

Residency

Applicants' length of residency will be verified with reference to their Social Security data. Those who have been resident for five years or more will be eligible for settled status. Those who have not been resident for five years will be eligible for pre-settled status.  

Criminal history

Applicants will be asked to declare details of any criminal convictions committed in Jersey or elsewhere. They will also be subject to criminal record checks conducted by caseworkers at JCIS.

You must not be a serious or persistent criminal, a threat to national security, or have a deportation order, exclusion order, exclusion decision or removal decision against you. This will not affect the vast majority of EU citizens and their family members.

Identity and nationality

Applicants will be asked to provide a valid national identity document to confirm their identity and nationality. Applicants will be given an appointment time for their document and identity to be verified. A copy of the applicant’s passport or national identity card will be taken at this appointment.

Settled Status and Jersey Residential Status

Applying for settled status won’t affect your residential status and housing rights or ability to work in the Island.

Housing rights and residential statuses

Case studies

Bia

Bia is a Portuguese national who moved to Jersey with her husband in 2004. She will have been continuously resident in Jersey for 16 years when the Brexit implementation period ends on 31 December 2020.

As Bia has been living continuously in Jersey for over five years, she immediately qualifies for settled status, subject to criminality checks.

This means she can apply for settled status under the Jersey scheme as soon as it is open. Once she has received her status she does not need to do anything further.

It’s fine if Bia doesn’t apply for settled status immediately. She can remain in Jersey but she must apply to JCIS by 31 December 2020 for permission to stay if she intends to carry on living in Jersey after that date.

Aurelie

Aurelie is a French national who arrived in Jersey in May 2017.

Aurelie must make an application via the settlement scheme before 31 December 2020 and will receive pre-settled status, subject to criminality checks.

As soon as Aurelie has been resident for five years, she will be entitled to apply for settled status, which will allow her to settle in Jersey permanently

Carlos

Carlos is a Spanish national who has been living in Jersey for over 40 years. Although he has children and grandchildren living in the Island who have acquired British citizenship, Carlos has chosen to keep his Spanish passport and maintain his Spanish nationality.

Carlos immediately qualifies for settled status, subject to criminality checks.

He can apply for settled status under the Jersey scheme once it is open. Once he has received his status he does not need to do anything further.

Katie

Katie is a United States citizen who moved to Jersey in 2015 with her husband, who is German. As the spouse of an EU national Katie can apply as the dependent spouse of her husband.

She should make her own application using the online form, and will be asked to provide her husband’s details. Her husband should also make his own separate application.

As Katie and her husband have been resident in Jersey for less than five years they will receive pre-settled status, subject to criminality checks.

Once they have been resident for five 5 years, they will both be entitled to apply for settled status which will allow them to stay in Jersey permanently.

Application for Settled Status guide notes (available in different languages)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Bulgarian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Croatian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Czech)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Danish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Dutch)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (English)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Estonian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Finnish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (French)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (German)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Greek)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Hungarian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Icelandic)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Italian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Latvian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Lithuanian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Maltese)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Norwegian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Polish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Portuguese)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Romanian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Slovak)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Slovenian)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Spanish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Swedish)

Jersey EU Settlement Scheme Application Guide Notes (Turkish)

Contact us

If you have any urgent questions that aren’t answered above, email the Settled Status Team.

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