working permissions issued
British nationals and citizens of a member state of the European Economic area do not need work permissions to work in Jersey. Individuals from some nationalities may require visas, as well as work permissions, and depending on your residency status, there may be restrictions on buying Jersey property to live in. Rules and legislation are in place for all immigration categories including for people wishing to live in Jersey.
You can find out more information about living and working in Jersey, including details on residential qualifications and employment law, at the States of Jersey website.
Our online form is designed to inform you of what the local government authorities will be looking for in an application.
Get Started - read the Digital Jersey website to check eligibility and create an account on our Member App.
Your application will be judged based on the following: • Business Growth & Training • Productivity & Innovation
Where applicable, Digital Jersey will provide feedback on the application form, supporting you to positions its content to the needs of the Population Office.
Digital Jersey will submit the application to the Population Office with a letter of support. The Population Office will process your application within 5 working days. Once a decision has been made, we will notify you of the outcome immediately.
Please note that the Digital Jersey team will use their policy and industry knowledge to establish whether you meet the necessary criteria to be endorsed by Digital Jersey for the scheme.
Please refer to Government of Jerseys Business License Guidance notes for further details on employments status and associated fees.
Whether you are a digital business looking to fill a vacancy, or a non-digital business looking to build up your digital capabilities, we offer our support in accessing the talent you need.
Digital Jerseys’ work permission scheme is aimed at bridging the talent gap for skills that are most needed to support Jerseys’ digital economy. These skills, be them technical or business related must be growth enablers to talent starved businesses. Working permissions are targeted at roles that will contribute towards the growth and development of the local Digital Sector, but most importantly those skills that are otherwise unavailable in the local talent pool.
Digital Jersey evaluates applicants based on the following:
Business Growth & Training
Digital Jersey takes into consideration the balance between entitled and permissioned staff in the medium term, as well as the training provision planned to support this. By employment growth we mean changes to the total number of employees, and by training we mean both formal and informal training, this could be through in-house time of accredited courses.
When evaluating either the candidates’ skills or those required in the job description, Digital Jersey is looking for demonstrable merit. For instance, specified experience, education and soft/technical skills.
Availability of Skills Locally
Evaluated against industry insights, Digital Jersey takes into consideration the availability of the required skills in the entitled/entitled to work talent pool.
Productivity & Innovation
Digital Jersey will consider business productivity. By productivity, we mean the amount of monetised goods and services produced relative to total financial and human input, otherwise known as efficiency. Company innovation is a strong determinant of future productivity, for this reason we are particularly supportive of companies that demonstrate research, development and innovation activity. By this we mean the introductions of new products, services of process within their field.