Immigration – Visas, Work Permits and Settled Status

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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. For further information:  British citizenship (

Full details of the Citizenship Test and English Language Test are available here – Naturalisation as a British citizen: Knowledge of Language and Life

The Biometric Residence Permit is not required for Jersey applicants.


If you are not a British Citizen, you may require a visa before entering Jersey.

You can use the Visa Checker on the UK Government website.

EU Settlement Scheme

This is a scheme set up in conjunction with the EU to permit EU Citizens (and their families) to remain in Jersey and/or the UK after the 31 December 2020.

Irish citizens do not need to apply.

All EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens (excluding Irish) and their families should apply by the required date for either:

  • Settled Status
  • Pre-Settled Status

Applications must be submitted by the 30 June 2021.  If the applicant is granted Settled Status, they can apply for British Citizenship after 1 year.  If the applicant is granted Pre-Settled Status, they can apply for Settled Status after 5 years.

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals or their family members who already hold Indefinite Leave to Remain may wish to apply under the Settlement Scheme as it will only be lost through an absence from the UK of more than five consecutive years.

For further information and how to apply: Apply for the EU Settlement Scheme (

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)

If you’ve lived in the United Kingdom legally for a certain length of time, you may be able to apply to settle here. This is called ‘indefinite leave to remain’.

It allows you to stay in the United Kingdom and Islands permanently without any restrictions from immigration on your stay and employment.

Full details on the requirements and how to apply are available here – Settling in Jersey: indefinite leave to remain

Work permits

The application is made by an employer for a prospective employee.

Full details are available here – Work permits: make an application