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Boundaries - "Relief" ( 11.8.54.L1 )
Clameur de Haro ( 4.6.0.L10 )
Control of Housing and Work Law Housing Status ( 11.5.0. )
Establishing ownership of property ( 11.8.52.L7 )
Eviction Proceedings ( 11.12.12 )
House Purchase - removal of goods ( 11.1.30.L4 )
Housing Regulations and Property ( 11.6.0 )
Housing Status - Methods of proving residence ( 11.5.0.L5 )
Joint ownership of property ( 11.1.54. )
Joint purchase / leasing ..... Married and unmarried ( 11.5.0.L12 )
Land measurements in Jersey ( 11.1.50.L5 )
Life enjoyment of property - "Usufruct" (11.5.20)
Lodgers and the Law ( 11.1.8.L4 )
Parish Rates and Appeals Procedure ( 11.8.40. )
Personal possessions left behind by a tenant or lodger ( 11.8.2 )
Purchase of Freehold Property (11.1.30.L2)
Purchase of property - Flying freehold ( 11.1.30.L7 )
Purchase of property - Share Transfer ( 11.1.30.L6 )
Registration of Tourism Properties / Keeping Records ( 11.8.0 )
Residential Statuses (11.5.0.L6)
Residential Tenancy Law / Agreements / Regulations and Orders / Condition Reports ( 11.1.14. )
Restrictive Covenants ( 11.8.54 )
Stamp duty on property purchase/transfer and death ( 11.1.50 )
Status of occupiers - ( 11.5.0.L7 )
Statutory Nuisances (Jersey) Law 1999 ( 11.8.52.L2 )
Three month exemption rule (11.1.15)
To obtain a copy of house deeds ( 11.1.50.L2 )
Transfer or Jersey realty into joint names ( 11.1.30.L5 )
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LOCAL INFORMATION

11.5.0.L5
Housing Status - Methods of proving residence

Extent: Jersey
Updated 1 July 2013

 

How do you get -  or lose - your Status

 

 

Circumstances

Gaining Residential Status

Proof required

Losing Residential Status

 

Entitled

Jersey born

Must have lived in Jersey for a total combined period of 10 years

Copy of original birth certificate or valid passport and letters confirming 10 years of residence e.g. from schools

Once a person gains status it is permanent

Entitled

Not born in Jersey

Must have lived in Jersey for a continuous period of 10 years immediately before applying for your card

Evidence confirming 10 years of continuous residence e.g Social Security employment contribution record, landlord references etc

Will keep entitled status provided that the total amount of time spent living away from Jersey does not exceed 5 years. Once a person has lived in Jersey for 30 years continuously status is permanent

Entitled

Not born in Jersey but moved here before the age of 20 and have an entitled parent

Must live in Jersey for a total combined period of 10 years before the age of 40

Copy of original full birth certificate showing parents’ names and letters confirming 10 years of residence

Once a person gains status it is permanent

Entitled

Not born in Jersey but moved here before the age of 16

Must live in Jersey for a continuous period of 10 years immediately before applying for your card

Evidence confirming 10 years of continuous residence e.g school letters/Social Security employment contribution record etc

Once a person gains status it is permanent

Entitled to Work

 

Must live in Jersey for a continuous period of 5 years immediately before applying for your card

Evidence confirming 5 years of continuous residence e.g  Social Security employment record

A person will keep status provided that the total amount of time spent living away from Jersey does not exceed 4 weeks in any 12 month period

Entitled to Work

The spouse or civil partner of someone who is already Entitled, Licenced or Entitled to Work

 

Must provide original marriage or civil partnership certificate

Will keep status provided that the circumstances remain the same and the total amount of time spent living away from Jersey does not exceed 4 weeks in any 12 month period

Licenced

An “Essential Employee” employed by a local business with permission to employ Licenced persons

 

Must provide original photographic ID such as a valid passport and an original signed letter from the employer on headed paper confirming that you have been allocated  Licenced status

A person will keep status provided that full time local employment with the same employer remains