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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Bringing household goods

Find out about paying custom or import duties on your personal belonging and any relief you may be entitled to.

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

Restricted items

There are some goods you can’t bring 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’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.

Inside the British Isles

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

Outside the British Isles

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

Contact the Environment department if you have any questions about quarantine.

If you have any questions about paying GST on your pet, contact Customs and Immigration.

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

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). Find out more information on registering your vehicle

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