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Apply for a non-resident business licence to work in Jersey

Licence to work in Jersey 

If you or your company plan to work in Jersey, you’ll need to apply for a licence. 

This is called a non-resident business licence.

You must make sure that you have:

  • a contract in place before you apply for your licence
  • a separate licence for each contract you’re working on in Jersey
  • your licence approved before starting work in Jersey
If you work on a contract which covers more than one site, you only need to apply for one licence and pay one fee.  

Who can apply

You can apply if you’re either a:

  • company / partnership / sole trader (not living in Jersey)
  • contracting business or person in Jersey applying on behalf of a company / partnership / sole trader who is coming to work in Jersey 

Who is exempt from needing to apply for a licence

  1. a non-resident building or construction business working on a contract in Jersey for an aggregate period of 5 days or less in a 12 month period
  2. a non-resident business coming to Jersey to complete a contract of work for medical purposes for an aggregate period of 60 days or less in a 12 month period where the contract of work is with either:
    a. a Government funded body
    b. an organisation receiving any amount of Government funding
    c. an organisation registered under the Nursing and Residential Homes (Jersey) Law 1994 or licensed under the Nursing Agencies (Jersey) Law 1978
  3. a non-resident business (not related to building or construction) coming to complete a contract of work in Jersey for an aggregate period of 30 days or less in a 12 month period

If you’re planning to bring any individuals to work in Jersey who are not British or Irish or do not hold an existing Immigration permission

Existing Immigration permissions include EU nationals with Settled or Pre-settled status, UK ancestry visa, Indefinite leave to remain, Work permit dependent visa, spouse/partner visa.

If you’re planning to bring any individuals to Jersey who are not British or Irish or do not hold an existing Immigration permission to work in Jersey, you must contact Jersey Customs and Immigration Service on +44 (0) 1534 448000 or Email Immigration Jersey to check if you require a work permit for these individuals. You must ensure appropriate Immigration permissions are in place for any non British or Irish nationals before applying for a non-resident business licence. 

Find out more information on who can work in Jersey without requiring a work permit.

Details you’ll need before applying for a licence

Before filling out your application to apply for a licence, have the following details ready:

  • number of days you’ve worked in Jersey in the last 12 months (if you have worked on the same contract email business licensing before completing the application)
  • number of days you expect to work in Jersey
  • name of the contractor who you’ll be working for in Jersey (this could be an individual)
  • name and address of the company / partnership / sole trader who will be coming to Jersey to work
  • address of where you’ll be working in Jersey
  • start and end dates of your contract
  • address of where you’ll be staying in Jersey (eg. hotel, B&B)
  • debit or credit card 

How to apply for a licence

You can apply for a licence using our online form. 

You can only pay by credit or debit card. If you can’t pay this way, contact us.

Cost of licence

The table below shows the amount you’ll be charged for a licence, depending on how long you’ll be working in Jersey.

A licence lasts up to 12 months.

Number of days you'll be working in Jersey (in a 12 month period)
Amount you'll be charged
1 to 30 days
£500
31 to 60 days£1,000
61 to 90 days£1,500
91 to 180 days£2,000
181 to 270 days
£2,750
271 to 365 days£3,500

There may be certain time periods where you won’t have to pay a fee, depending on your:

  • type of work
  • contract
  • length of time that you’ll be working in Jersey

If you’ve been working in Jersey within the last year

If you’re returning to Jersey to work on a contract that you've been working on within the last 12 months, don’t complete an application email business licensing.  

Extending your licence

If your licence has expired after 12 months and you need to extend it, contact us. You can email, phone us on +44 (0) 1534 444444.

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