Residential Status is broken down as per the below.
Buying or leasing property in Jersey is a process governed by a strict set of laws.
Under the Control of the ‘Housing and Work Law’ there are four new categories which determine where you can work and live. The current qualifying period for obtaining housing qualifications is 10 years. All existing ‘A-H’, ‘A-J’ and ‘A-K’, also known as ‘freehold, flying freehold or share transfer’ properties are now ‘qualified’. In general all other property is ‘registered’ which is also known as ‘unqualified’.
In general regulations are broken down into the following categories:
Entitled: previously A-H CategoryLicensed: previously J CategoryEntitled to work: previously Non-QualifiedRegistered: previously Non-Qualified
To get a registration card, go to the Social Security Department in La Motte Street, St Helier.
You'll need to bring:
proof of identity (check the table below)
in some cases, other documents (check the table below)
If you can't visit the Social Security Department, call us to explain your situation.
You don't need a registration card unless you move house or start a new job.
Moving house or job (registration cards)
If you've recently moved here, you only need to register with the Social Security Department.
Becoming a resident in Jersey
A registration card is free if you're 'entitled' or 'entitled for work' (check the table below).
If you are 'licensed' or 'registered' your card will cost:
£75 if you are new to Jersey
£35 if you have lived in Jersey before and were registered with the Social Security Department before 1 July 2013
You can pay in cash or by card.
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