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Removal Company to Jersey

Living in Jersey

The island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands. Although the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey are often referred to collectively as the Channel Islands, Jersey has a separate relationship to the British Crown from the other Crown Dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man. It is not part of the United Kingdom, and has an international identity separate from that of the UK but the United Kingdom is constitutionally responsible for the defence of Jersey. Jersey is not a part of the European Union but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods. Jersey law has been influenced by several different legal traditions, in particular Norman customary law, English common law and modern French civil law. Jersey’s legal system is therefore described as ‘mixed’ or ‘pluralistic’, and sources of law are in French and English languages. Jersey’s economy is based on financial services, tourism (hotels, restaurants and bars ), electronic commerce and agriculture.

Because VAT has not been levied in the island, luxury goods have often been cheaper than in the UK or in France, providing an incentive for tourism from neighbouring countries. The absence of VAT has also led to the growth of the fulfilment industry, whereby low-value luxury items, such as videos, lingerie and contact lenses are exported, avoiding VAT on arrival and thus undercutting local prices on the same products. In 2005, the States of Jersey announced limits on licences granted to non-resident companies trading in this way. Jersey issues its own Jersey banknotes and coins that circulate with UK coinage, Jersey currency is not legal tender outside Jersey. The main currency of Jersey is the pound, although in many places the euro is accepted because of the positioning of the island.

Documents Required to live and Work in Jersey

For immigration and nationality purposes, the United Kingdom generally treats Jersey as though it were part of the UK. Migration policy is to move to a registration system to integrate residential and employment status. Jersey maintains its own immigration and border controls. Until the 1960s, the population had been relatively stable for decades at around 60,000. Economic growth spurred immigration and a rise in population, which is now (2013) about 100,000.

Removals Jersey Channel Islands
Removals Jersey Channel Islands

Settlement in Jersey is known as indefinite leave to remain.

To be residentially qualified for housing in Jersey you will need to qualify under the Housing consents and qualifications rules. Indefinite leave to remain is permission to stay permanently (settle) in the United Kingdom and Islands, free from immigration control. After you have lived legally in the United Kingdom and / or Channel Islands for a certain length of time (usually between 2 and 5 years), you may be able to apply to live here permanently, depending on the category of visa you have.

To apply for ILR in Jersey you will need to complete the appropriate form and submit it with the fee and any supporting documentation.

The fee that must accompany your application for ILR in Jersey is £1051. However if your application is to include one or more of your dependants, there is an additional fee of £788 per dependant.

Government details for the Channel Islands


Head of Service
Customs and Immigration Service
Maritime House
La Route du Port Elizabeth
St Helier
Jersey JE1 1JD
Immigration Casework Section

Telephone: (01534) 447979
Facsimile: (01534) 448027

A link to the Immigration Rules for Jersey can be found at Directions of the Lieutenant-Governor on the States of Jersey website.

Removal Company to Jersey Channel Islands

Moving to Jersey

Removals Finder Ltd is a Genuine family run business with over 25 years experience in House & Office Removal services in the Jersey local areas.

Professional Moving Services in :- 


Full Packing Services which consist of packing all items, into our own cartons and loading them onto our vehicles

Fragile Packing Services which consists of packing all fragile items such as glass, pictures, mirrors etc.

Case Making Service for fine arts & Antiques


Full Exhibition Service including, transportation and on-site operatives for the safe relocation of all Exhibition & Theatre effects to and from any destination.

Containerised Storage in a modern heated warehouse which is under 24hr CCTV surveillance. We can store your goods from as little as 1 day, to however long required.

If you are moving from or to any area in Jersey or the Channel Islands, Removals Finder can help you with all aspects of your removal to your new Home or Office.

Click here for our printable moving Check list, also have a look at our list of tips on do’s and dont’s to help your removal day run more smoothly.

If you want to pack yourself we offer a set of removal boxes FREE OF CHARGE if you move with Removals Finder with the option to purchase more packing materials if you should require them

We have an excellent local knowledge of the areas roads, estates and private residences in Jersey

If you would like any help or advice or wish to book our estimator to view your property please call 020 8016 3443  or simply fill out our on-line quotation form and we will promptly reply with a quotation for your removal