Licence to be a hawker
If you want to come to Jersey to sell goods door-to-door, you need to apply for a hawker’s licence.
To apply for a hawker’s licence you need to be either British, Irish or have an existing immigration permission allowing you to work in Jersey. For example, this includes individuals holding a:
- settled or pre-settled status
- UK ancestry visa
- indefinite leave to remain
- work permit dependent visa
- spouse or partner visa
New immigration permissions are not granted for hawkers.
Find further guidance on work permits: make an application.
For more information on immigration permissions required to work in Jersey contact Jersey’s Customs and Immigration Service:
If you live in Jersey and want to sell goods door-to-door, contact Business Licensing.
How to apply
Before you apply for a hawker’s licence you need to contact Business Licensing to discuss your specific circumstances. They’ll send you a copy of the licence’s application form.
The hawker’s licence costs £1,184.
Part of your application needs you to request a basic DBS check on GOV.UK.
Allow us 4 to 6 weeks to process your licence application.