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Jersey welcomes business and high value residency applications from individuals and businesses wishing to move to Jersey, should they satisfy the criteria laid out on this page. This is a high level view of the legal requirements for consideration, for more detailed information, please contact a member of the team on locatejersey@gov.je or call +44(0)1534 440604.

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To find out more information about the process moving to Jersey as a High Value Resident or establishing your business in Jersey, please visit; Process - Moving Your Business or/ Process - Relocating as a High Value Resident on our website.

Can't find what you're looking for? Get in touch today on +44(0)1534 440675 or email us at locatejersey@gov.je

 

APPLICATION FOR High Value Residency

Jersey welcomes applications from highly skilled and economically active High Value Residents who can demonstrate the ability to generate an annual minimum tax contribution of £145,000. To apply for residency, you will need to provide the following documentation.

  • Personal letter of application
  • Business profile of applicant
  • Financial profile
  • Two personal references
  • Two business references
  • Verified copy of valid passport
  • A Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) formerly known as a CRB Certificate - a basic disclosure can be done by Disclosure Scotland for any UK resident, whether living in Scotland or otherwise (www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/basicdisclosureonline/index.htm)
  • Marriage certificate (only for those who wish to purchase a property in joint names)

Further information is available here on the gov.je website or you can view our High Value Residency Brochure online.

 

Contact Kevin today to discuss the process of moving to Jersey as a High Value Resident by emailing k.lemasney@gov.je or by calling +44(0)7797 783457.

 


 

APPLICATION FOR Business Relocation

Under Jersey law, you are required to have a licence to operate a business and employ staff in the island. To qualify for a business licence  you must have been resident in Jersey for five years, unless you can demonstrate that the business is of high economic or social value to the island. Key factors include:

  • Corporate tax payable by the company (this only applies if it is a Jersey Financial Services Commission-regulated financial services business, or a utility company)
  • If the business is non-regulated, and does not pay corporate tax, then a key factor would be tax payable in the island by owners and staff of the business
  • Creation of high value jobs for islanders
  • Training and development opportunities for islanders
  • Graduate and school leaver opportunities
  • Use of Jersey firms for work required locally (IT, legal, accountancy, HR etc)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (a commitment to the local community)

 

Business licence applications require a supporting business plan, which should include three years’ audited accounts for the existing business and a three year financial forecast as well as details of staff for the Jersey business.  Applications can be made for a Licenced permission which is a time-limited consent allowing specialist staff and/or the owner of the business to work in the island and lease or buy appropriate housing.  The role must be a position that cannot be filled by someone already entitled to live and work in Jersey. 

Businesses must be registered with the Companies Registry (Jersey Financial Services Commission). If you wish to form a Jersey ‘Limited’ company, a local professional service provider (with the correct permissions) will need to act on your behalf, as the business cannot be formed by someone resident outside of Jersey. You are also required to have a Jersey registered address for the business.

 

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Contact us today to discuss the process of moving your business to Jersey via locatejersey@gov.je or by calling +44(0)1534 440604.

“We were thrilled with how quickly our licence was granted…Our submission to the authorities was given the green light very quickly and we were able to bring these exciting new operations to the Island within a matter of weeks.”

Phil Shaw - Think Gaming