You may want to use a moving company to ship your household items to Jersey. Some companies will offer a packing service along with shipping. Getting quotes from some them will help you compare the costs of moving your household items to Jersey.
Bringing household goods
You must declare any household goods you’re bringing with you to the Jersey Customs and Immigration Service (JCIS).
Importer's declaration form JCE 185
This can be co-ordinated with your removal company / shipper or you can fill in the importer’s declaration form yourself to declare your goods and to claim any tax reliefs.
Your shipper will give you a Consignment Line Code (CLC) reference number so you can make a declaration and pay online. If you prefer to pay in person, you can visit Customs and Immigration at Customer and Local Services at La Motte Street with your CLC number.
Before you declare and pay for your goods, you should have an invoice detailing the goods, including:
- the value of the goods
- the freight cost
- proof of payment
- the shipping costs
As soon as you have declared and paid for your goods, your shipper will be notified immediately and your goods will be released.
Alternatively, you can declare and pay for your goods before they arrive by creating a pre-arrival declaration online.
In order to do this, you must create an account.
Customs declaration and payment website
Prohibited and illegal items
Before you move to the island, check out what items you can bring with you and what items are restricted.
The following items are prohibited in Jersey:
- illegal drugs
- indecent and obscene material
You can’t bring some goods into Jersey without a valid license or permit. These restricted items include:
- liquid milk
- endangered animals and goods made or taken from them
- firearms, ammunition, accessories and other weapons
- explosives and fire works
- chemicals for making weapons
- flick knives, gravity knives and CS gas sprays
Find out more information about
imports and exports and
bringing restricted items into Jersey.
Bringing your pets
If you want to bring your pet(s) to Jersey, There are no official requirements for pet dogs, cats or ferrets travelling between Jersey and:
- the UK (including Northern Ireland)
- the Isle of Man
- other Channel Islands
No vaccinations are needed, but you should discuss your pet's health with your vet as your pet must be fit to travel and properly cared for.
Pets may travel with any airline or ferry operator who agrees to carry your pet.
If travelling on a private plane or boat, you must not visit a foreign port en route.
Travelling between Jersey and the British Isles with pets
If you want to bring your pet(s) from outside the British Isles, you’ll need to contact the States Veterinary Department as soon as possible.
The process of bringing an animal into the island can take several weeks or even months. You can bring most pets into Jersey as long as they meet the rules of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). This scheme is for owners to take their pets travelling with them or to move to Jersey from another member state. If travelling from the EU, your vet will issue a pet passport.
Travelling with animals
If you have any questions about quarantine talk to the department of Environment. If you have any questions about paying GST on your pet, talk to Customs and Immigration.
If you’re bringing a dog, be aware that you’ll need an annual
dog licence. You must submit a dog licence application form to the parish you live in by 31 January each year. You'll need to give details of each dog and pay a fee of £5 per dog.
If your form is received after 31 January, you'll be charged an extra £10 per dog.
Bringing your vehicle
If you bring a vehicle from within the UK or the EU, you may need to pay Goods and Services Tax at 5% on the value of the vehicle at import. This includes all freight charges and insurance costs.
If you import a vehicle from outside the EU, you'll need to pay Common Customs Tariff (CCT) and GST at 5%. You can check duty rates on the
trade tariff page on gov.uk.
You won’t be able to register the vehicle with Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) until Customs and Immigration have cleared the vehicle and you've paid the relevant duties (eg Vehicle Emissions Duty). You can find more information on
register your vehicle.