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

How to get a registration card

Applying for a registration card

To get a registration card, go to the Social Security Department in La Motte Street, St Helier.

You'll need to bring:

  • proof of identity (check the table below)
  • in some cases, other documents (check the table below)

If you can't visit the Social Security Department, call us to explain your situation.

When you need a registration card

You don't need a registration card unless you move house or start a new job.

Moving house or job (registration cards)

Registering if you've recently moved to Jersey

If you've recently moved here, you only need to register with the Social Security Department.

Becoming a resident in Jersey

Cost of registration

A registration card is free if you're 'entitled' or 'entitled for work' (check the table below).

If you are 'licensed' or 'registered' your card will cost £80.

You can pay in cash or by card.

Documents to prove your identity and / or residence in Jersey

CircumstancesGaining residential statusDocuments needed
EntitledBorn in JerseyYou must live in Jersey for total combined period of 10 years

If you have housing qualifications, we should have your records but call us first to check.

You must bring photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card).

If you don't already have housing qualifications, you'll need to bring:

  • valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card)
  • original birth certificate
  • school attendance dates (download school attendance dates form below)
Not born in Jersey and moved here after age 16. Do not have 'entitled' parentYou must live in Jersey for a continuous period of 10 years immediately before applying for a card

You must bring valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card).

If you don't have a 10 year continuous employment record here, you'll need to bring proof to cover any gaps like:

  • landlord references (see below for details)
  • bank statements in your sole name (see below for details)
Not born in Jersey and moved here before age 20. Have an 'entitled' parentYou must live in Jersey for a total combined period of 10 years, starting before the age of 20 and completed before the age of 40

You'll need to bring:

  • valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card)
  • original birth certificate (showing your parents' names)

If you don't have a 10 year employment record here, you'll need evidence to prove you've lived here for a combined period of 10 years (see below for examples of what to bring).

These 10 years must start before the age of 20 and be completed before the age of 40

Not born in Jersey and moved here before age 16You must live in Jersey for a continuous period of 10 years immediately before applying for a card

You must bring valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card).

If you don't have a 10 year continuous employment record here, you'll need to bring proof to cover any gaps (see below for examples of what to bring).

Entitled for workLived here for a continuous period of five years immediately before applying

You must bring valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card).

If you don't have a five year continuous employment record in Jersey, you'll need to bring proof to cover any gaps like:

  • landlord references (see below for details)
  • bank statements in your sole name (see below for details)
Spouse or civil partner of someone 'entitled', 'entitled for work' or 'licensed'

You'll need to bring:

  • valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card)
  • original marriage or civil partnership certificate

We'll also check that your spouse's status is valid. If your spouse is 'licensed', you'll need to show an original signed and dated letter from their employer (download template in the list below).

Licensed'Essential employee' employed by the States of Jersey or a local business allowed to employ 'licensed' people

You'll need to bring:

  • valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card)
  • original signed and dated letter from your employer saying you've been given 'licensed' status (you can use the template below)
RegisteredNone of the categories above apply (usually if you've been here less than five years, you work seasonally, or you have been away for periods)You'll need to bring valid photo ID (eg passport or National Identity card)

Proof needed for residency

We accept the following documents to prove your residence, as explained in the table above.

School attendance dates

Fill out the form below and bring it into the Social Security Department with your photo ID (eg passport).

We will contact your school(s) to get your attendance dates and we'll post your registration card to you if 10 years residence is confirmed.

Download school attendance dates form (size 127kb)

Landlord references

You can either get:

  • a letter from previous landlord(s) where your landlord saw you on at least a monthly basis
  • a letter from the resident manager / caretaker (eg if living in a registered Lodging House, with dates taken from written records from the Lodging House Register or rent book)

Bank statements

You can provide bank statements (in your name only) which show monthly cash transactions in Jersey.

Letter from employer

To prove your licensed status, download the letter template below. This letter must be signed and dated by the employer. It must be dated within the last month, and should confirm that you (or your spouse) have been given this status.

Download licensed employee template letter (size 57kb)

Letter from another States Department

You can get a letter from another States Department, eg:

  • Children’s Services
  • Probation
  • Health and Social Services

You must have been seen on at least a monthly basis.

You can get a letter from the hospital or other specialists to confirm the dates of your appointments.

All written references can be accepted either by letter or email. Make sure you put your full name and / or your Social Security number.

As part of our verification process, we may need to contact anyone who provides a reference on your behalf.

Email the population office

Letters can be sent to:

Population Office
PO Box 55
Philip Le Feuvre House
La Motte Street
St Helier
JE4 8PE

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