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Extending your stay in Jersey

​When permission is not needed to extend your stay in Jersey

Permission is not needed to extend your stay in Jersey if you are:

  • a British citizen
  • a national of a member state of the European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA)
  • a Swiss national
  • an overseas national who has no restrictions attached to your stay

If you have temporary permission to stay in Jersey you can apply to extend this permission to stay longer. If you are here as a visitor you cannot extend your permission to stay beyond six months.

The Jersey Immigration Rules set out the requirements you need to meet in order to apply for an extension of stay, also known as Further Leave to Remain (FLR).

Immigration rules

Applying for Further Leave to Remain (FLR)

Applications will only be accepted by post, or by hand delivery no more than two weeks prior to the expiry of your current permission to stay expires. Ensure the application, together with all supporting documentation, is presented in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of Immigration Casework. Failure to submit payment and all the required documentation may delay in the application being processed or result in the application being returned.

Details for postal and hand delivery of applications and how to pay can be found on the application form. 

Be advised that the processing time for all applications is three weeks from the date the application is received and that you will be notified either by phone or email when your documents are ready for collection.

Application Form: work permit holders or dependants

Application Form: spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner and any dependants

Application Form: all other categories

If you're making an application for a ‘spouse or unmarried partners and their dependants’ you must meet the following English language requirement in one of the following ways:

  • have passed an A2 English language test or above, held at Highlands College
  • be a national of a majority English speaking country (Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, USA)
  • hold a degree taught in the UK or a majority English speaking country (excluding Canada)
  • have obtained a foreign academic qualification (not a professional or vocational qualification) deemed by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) for the UK to meet the recognised standard of a Bachelor's or Master's degree or PhD in the UK, which was taught or researched in English

If you are unable to meet the A2 English language requirement you may be considered under the 10 year private life route and be granted Further Leave to Remain for 30 months at a time. If you subsequently pass the A2 exam you may revert to the 5 year family route but the time period for qualification towards Indefinite Leave to Remain will start again.

Cost of Further Leave to ​Remain

To find out how much Further Leav​e to Remain costs, view the immigration and nationality fees page​.​​​

Transfer of immigration conditions

If you are an EEA national or a non-EEA national and require your immigration conditions to be transferred from an old passport to a new passport you will need to complete the below application form.

Applications will only be accepted by post, or by hand delivery. Ensure the application, together with all supporting documentation (including original passports), is presented in a sealed envelope marked for the attention of Immigration Casework. Failure to submit all the required documentation may delay in the application being processed or result in the application being returned.

Details for postal and hand delivery of applications can be found on the application form. There is no fee for this process.

Be advised that the processing time for all applications is three weeks from the date the application is received and that you will be notified either by phone or email when your documents are ready for collection.

Application Form: transfer of conditions

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