Common Travel Area
Jersey is part of the Common Travel Area, along with the other Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland and the UK.
There are no queued immigration controls when arriving in Jersey’s airport and ports, compared to other countries. There are customs and immigration officers, who can freely check anyone coming through. You should bring photo ID and evidence of your UK immigration permissions if they apply to you as customs and immigration officers, police officers or airlines and ferry companies will ask to see it.
Anyone arriving in the island from outside the Common Travel Area will need to show their passport or identity card with visas.
Travelling from outside the UK to Jersey
British and Irish passport / identity card holders
All British and Irish citizens arriving from outside the UK must show a valid passport to immigration control on arrival in Jersey.
European passport / identity card holders: staying less than 3 months
You don’t need a visa if you’re an EU or EEA national if you're staying less than 3 months.
All European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals must show a valid passport or identity card to immigration control on arrival in Jersey.
European passport / identity card holders: staying more than 3 months
If you intend to stay for longer than 3 months you will need to apply to Jersey Customs and Immigration for temporary for leave to remain within 3 months of arrival.
Subject to identity, criminality and security checks, permission or Temporary Leave to Remain will be granted for 36 months that will include permission to work and study. Further information about European Temporary Leave to Remain will be published shortly.
Non-EU passport holders
All non-European and non-EEA nationals who arrive from abroad must show a valid passport to immigration control on arrival in Jersey.
If you want to come to Jersey to visit, study, work or settle, you must meet certain requirements which can be found in the Jersey Immigration Rules.
You may need a visa depending on your nationality. The Jersey visa requirements are aligned to the UK visa requirements. You may be refused entry to Jersey if you don’t have the necessary visa. This applies to all passengers regardless of age.
'Do I need a visa?' on UK visas website
Travelling from the UK to Jersey
British or European passport / identity card holders
There are no immigration controls between the United Kingdom (UK) and Jersey. You don’t need to carry your passport or identity card for immigration purposes, however customs and immigration officers may ask to see your photo ID and evidence of your UK immigration permissions.
Check with your airline or ferry company to see which form of photo ID they’ll accept.
Non-EU passport / identity card holders
As long as you’re legally in the UK and will be travelling according to your immigration permissions, you won’t need a separate visa to travel to Jersey.
As there aren’t any immigration controls between Jersey and the UK, you don’t need to see an immigration officer when you arrive in Jersey.
You should carry photo ID and it might also be useful for you to bring a letter from the Home Office confirming your residential status in the UK.