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Apply to trade if you don’t live in Jersey

Licence to be a non-resident trader

If you want to come to Jersey to buy or sell goods, you’ll need to apply for a licence. 

This is called a non-resident trading licence. 

You’ll have to pay a fee of £1,000 and you need to apply for your licence before you arrive in the Island.

You need one licence per trip to Jersey. Each time you return, you’ll need to apply for a new licence.

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

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 and if your activity is permitted under the Jersey Immigration rules. You must ensure the activity is permitted and individuals have the appropriate Immigration permission before applying for the non-resident trader licence.

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

How to apply

Complete the application for a non-resident trading licence and return it to us.

Application for a non-resident trading licence

Allow at least 10 working days for us to process your application.

If you live in Jersey

If you live in Jersey and want to buy or sell goods, you’ll need to apply for a standard business licence.

New business application form

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