Formal Entry Requirements

The requirements for expats moving to the Channel Islands are the same as the UK visa requirements. There are no immigration controls between the UK and a passport will not be required. It is recommended that a photo ID is taken for customs and immigration, airlines or ferry companies.

Those with a Non-EU passport will be required to show a valid passport to immigration on arrival to the Channel Islands. Those who are visiting, studying or working will need the appropriate visa and if expats don’t have this they will be refused entry.

You will not need immigration permission to live in Jersey if:

  • You are a British Citizen
  • The holder of an EEA family permit
  • A Swiss national
  • A national of a member state of the EU/EEA