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Government of Jersey

Welcome to the Government of Jersey section.

Constitution of Jersey

Sovereignty Jersey is a Crown Dependency and not part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Geographically, Jersey is both part of the British Isles and of the British Islands. Jersey has its own laws, judiciary and executives. When England was conquered by the Normans […]

Control of Housing and Work Law Housing Status

There are currently five residential statuses in Jersey: Permanent Entitled Entitled Licensed Entitled for Work Registered The most important thing that determines a person’s residential and employment status is how long they have lived in the Island. The longer a person lives in Jersey, the better their residential and employment status is likely to be. […]

Cost of Living Index – how to calculate increase

What is the Cost of Living Index Jersey’s Cost of Living Index is also known as the Retail Price Index. It is not strictly a cost of living index as the items used to identify changes in prices in the island cover a wide area, but are not necessarily items that would be essential to […]

Customer and Local Services

What does Customer and Local Services do? Customer and Local Services helps people in Jersey achieve and maintain financial independence. They do this through social and employment schemes. Some of their other main responsibilities include: administering contribution, benefit and pension schemes so that people in Jersey can have an acceptable standard of living providing support […]

Customs and Immigration

Customs and Immigration The Customs and Immigration Service is a government department. It has two main responsibilities: controlling immigration on entry at Jersey harbours and airport monitoring the importation of goods, involving the collection of customs and excise revenues and making sure attempts to smuggle prohibited or restricted goods, such as illegal drugs, are prevented. […]

Data Protection

The Office of the Information Commissioner website includes information about: the work of the Commission online notifications and enquiry forms guidance notes Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018 If you have problems with Data Protection or Freedom of Information matters, you can contact the Office of the Information Commissioner.  Telephone:+44 1534 716530 […]

Environmental Protection and Conservation

For information, please see Environment (gov.je)

Health Cards

Please see Doctors (GPs) fees, prescriptions and health cards (gov.je)

Immigration – Visas, Work Permits and Settled Status

British Citizenship British Citizenship gives you the right to remain as a permanent resident in Jersey and the UK.  You may obtain a British passport. You can hold dual citizenship as long as both countries allow this.  You can apply for British citizenship while being a citizen of another country. Application for British Citizenship All […]

Importing to Jersey inc. Cars and shopping.

Please see Paying GST for online shopping (gov.je) How do I register my vehicle in Jersey?   Please see Government of Jersey – Vehicle Registration.  


Passports Applications for new, amended, adult, children and lost or stolen passports can be made on the Government website. Amendments are no longer available. A new passport application will be required with new photographs. It can take up to 6 weeks to process. Check the Customs and Immigration website for more updated information. The Passport […]


Administration States of Jersey Prison Service HM Prison La Moye La Rue Baal St Brelade JE3 8HQ Tel:+44 1534 441800  

Registration of Births/Marriages/Deaths Certificates

The Superintendent Registrar The Superintendent Registrar is the Island’s senior registrar who holds the registers of births, deaths and all marriages from 1842 to date and all civil partnerships from the introduction of the Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law, 2012. Please see Office of the Superintendent Registrar (gov.je).

States of Jersey Complaints Board

States of Jersey Complaints Board The Complaints Board is an independent panel chosen from individuals proposed by States Members. There are 10 panel members and it includes a Chairperson and two Deputy Chairpersons. A Board is made up of two people selected from the Panel by the Chairperson, and either the Chair or one of […]
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