Register as a Jersey resident
One of the first things you need to do when you arrive in Jersey is register at the
Customer and Local Services department. You’ll be given a Social Security number and a registration card confirming your
residential status. Your details will also be shared with the following departments:
If you’re moving over with school age children, Customer and Local Services will also let the Education Department know you're in the island. This is to safeguard children and make sure they're in school, which is required by law.
Every person age 16 and over must register in person themselves. You can’t register for someone on their behalf except for dependent children under 16.
What you need to bring
You will need to bring photo identification. This can be either your:
- driving licence
- National ID card
- if you're 'Licensed' bring your licensed template letter from your employer
If you're married or in a civil partnership, you should bring your marriage / civil partnership certificate.
If you’ve moved to Jersey with children, you need to bring their birth certificates or passports with you.
All certificates must be original or certified copies, we don't accept photocopies.
What you need to tell us
We’ll ask you a number of questions, including:
- your personal details including your address
- any details about your spouse or civil partner and children (if applicable)
- your date of first arrival
- your employer's name (if you’ve found work)
- what your salary and any other income will be (for tax purposes)
Your registration card
A registration card costs £80 and you can pay by cash or by card at the Customer and Local Services reception.
You'll need to show this card, along with photo ID, to your:
- landlord (if you're renting a property)
- lawyer (if you're buying a property)
Registering for tax
You register for tax at the same time as you register for social security and get your registration card.
If you’re employed, you’ll receive an income tax instalment scheme (ITIS) rate by post from the Taxes Office. This is the percentage of your income that you will be deducted each time you’re paid.
If you’re still looking for work when you register, you’ll need to tell the Taxes Office when you know your salary. We can then give you your ITIS rate.
How your effective tax rate is calculated for ITIS
Individuals' tax information
Self-employed people and traders tax information
How your personal information will be used
Information you provide about yourself when registering as a new resident, or at a later stage, such as your name, date of birth and your address, will be securely shared with other Government of Jersey departments, so that we can improve the services we provide for you.
We'll only share your information as required to provide, or in preparation to provide, you with our services.
Your information may also be used for statistical purposes to support planning for our services. In this case, all information capable of identifying you will be removed from the data before it's shared.