What are they and why they are important for new arrivals to Jersey
Under the new housing law [Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law] new arrivals to Jersey will need a Registration Card in order to be able to live and work on the island. These cards will be needed in order for the holder to buy or rent property, to transfer land, to start working in Jersey, and to reside on the island for longer than 3 months, so any current Jersey resident who changes jobs or moves home will also need one.
The new registration cards will replace Social Security cards and will bear the holder’s name, social security number, residential and employment status and the card’s expiry date. This card is not a form of ID but will be needed by employers and landlords when the holder starts a new job or wants to move home. Registration cards cost £75 each for newcomers to Jersey or £35 for those who lived in Jersey before 1st July 2013.
In order for those arriving in Jersey as Licensed residents to obtain their card, the intended holder will need to present themselves at the Social Security Office in La Motte Street, St Helier with photographic ID and a signed and dated letter from the HR department of the company who will be employing them. This letter should confirm that the intended holder is licensed to work in Jersey and also mention any restrictions which may have been put on their residential status (eg: whether they are only permitted to lease or whether the license is for a fixed period of time).
Those who wish to live and work in Jersey as Registered residents simply need to present themselves at the Social Security Office in La Motte Street in St Helier with photographic ID in order to apply for their Registration Card.
For independent and confidential advice regarding if you are able to work in Jersey please contact:
Office: +44 (0)1534 854574