Citizens Advice Bureau



Portuguese community - General information

Extent: Jersey
Updated 14 September 2016


Words you may need to know


Consul - a government official living in a foreign city to promote the commercial interests of the official's own state and protect its citizens

Personal Injury - an actionable injury to an individual person, whether involving physical contact or not and whether fatal or not, but causing pain, discomfort, or injury

Actionable - giving a cause for legal action. It is often referred to as suing someone




Portuguese Consul


Carlos Santos-Costa
Burlington House
St Saviour's Road

St Helier


Telephone:  877188 - open 2pm - 5.30pm


St Thomas's Welcome Centre


17 Val Plaisant
St Helier
Manageress –  Claudia Reis
Telephone:  767997


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


English classes for Portuguese residents


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses are provided by Highlands College, which is the largest provider of courses in Jersey. Courses are held at Highlands College and at the Welcome Centre, St Thomas' Church, Val Plaisant, St Helier. Contact: Manuela Milsom at Highlands College, Tel: 608670.


Tremoceiro Advocates -Portuguese Legal Clinic


The Legal Clinic takes place on the 1st Thursday of each month from 1.00pm to 2.30pm at the offices of Jersey Citizens Advice.


Advocate Rui Tremoceiro offers free legal advice on general legal topics, for Portuguese speaking nationals. This is an interview to establish what the problem is and no follow up appointments will be offered. If you need to have further advice you will have to decide if you want to use the legal services of Tremoceiro Advocates privately.  For this you will have to pay and you should ask what the costs might be before going ahead.


If you want to attend the Clinic you must contact Jersey Citizens Advice either by telephoning their freephone on 0800 7350249 or 724942, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by visiting the Citizens Advice offices at St Paul's Community Centre, New Street between 10am and 3pm weekdays.


 Tremoceiro Advocates Personal Injury Clinic.


Advocate Rui Tremoceiro offers a free Personal Injury Clinic on the last Thursday of each month. The clinic runs from 9.00am to 1.00pm with appointments made in advance by telephoning Janet Sloan on 737727, or make a personal visit to 20 Britannia Place, Bath Street, Jersey JE2 4SU.