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Entering Jersey after 31 December 2020

If you are British or Irish, or if you have been granted settled or pre-settled status, none of the information on this page will affect you. You will be able to continue to enter, live and work in Jersey as you do now.

Entering Jersey after 31 December 2020

Nothing will change for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens travelling to Jersey until after 31 December 2020.

EU / EEA and Swiss will not require a visa to visit Jersey after 31 December 2020

If you're a EU / EEA citizen and have been granted settled or pre-settled status you will be able to continue to enter Jersey using your national Identity card or passport until 31 December 2025. If you haven't got settled or pre settled status you will be required to have a passport to enter Jersey if arriving from outside the Common Travel Area (CTA) from the 1 October 2021. The CTA is made up of the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Living and working in Jersey after 31 December 2020

If you're an EU citizen you'll be able to continue to live and work in Jersey until 31 December 2020 as you do now, without needing any immigration permission.

If you're an EU citizen and you want to remain in Jersey after 31 December 2020 you must receive immigration permission by applying to the Jersey EU Settlement Scheme. You’ll be eligible if you arrive before 31 December 2020, applications must be in before 30 June 2021

If you are not eligible to the settlement scheme and come to Jersey for the first time from outside the CTA after 31 December 2020 you will need to have immigration permission

Visitors

Visitors will be able to come to Jersey for up to 6 months.  If you are an EU citizen you will be granted your immigration permission at the border and you are unlikely to be delayed when travelling through the border.

Workers

Immigration permission in the form of a visa will be required for those who wish to come and work in Jersey and there will be 2 main routes;

  • skilled workers
  • temporary workers

Skilled workers will need to have a job offer, be paid a minimum of £30,000 or the going rate (whichever is the higher), attain a level of English and the job must be at an ‘A’ level equivalent.  They will be able to bring family members, receive an initial 3 year immigration permission and their stay may lead to settlement.  There are some jobs that have an exception to the £30,000 salary threshold and are determined by either being a shortage occupation or significantly benefiting the Island.

Temporary workers will need to have a job offer, be paid the going rate and have the necessary skills to undertake the job they have come to do.  They will not be able to bring family members, receive 9 month immigration permission which must be followed by a 3 month period of absence and their stay will not lead to settlement.

More detailed information about working in Jersey can be found in the work permit policy.

Students

Immigration permission in the form of a visa will be required for those who wish to come and study other than EU nationals who want to study for no longer than 6 months.  Those who wish to come and study will need to be able to maintain themselves and pay for any tuition they receive.

Family Members coming to settle

Immigration permission in the form of a visa will be needed for any family member who is not British or Irish and wishes to come and settle with those who are already settled in Jersey.

Work Permits

Employers of those who need visas to come and work in Jersey will need a Work Permit.  To obtain a work permit employers must show they have a robust recruitment process to ensure their future employees have the skills to do the job.  Other requirements are documented in the work permit policy.

Visas

Anyone who wishes to come to Jersey from outside the CTA for more than 6 months will require a visa.  Visas are applied for via the gov.uk website.

More detailed information can be found in the work permit policy and the immigration rules.

Jersey Immigration Rules

Visa requirements on gov.uk

Common travel area

Jersey is part of the common travel area (CTA) of the UK and therefore maintains the same standard of immigration control as the UK.

Immigration arrangements for EU citizens moving to the UK after Brexit

Moving to the UK after Brexit: EU citizens and their families

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