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Am I a Qualified Resident?

Below is a summary of the most common ways to become a Qualified Resident.  If you meet all the criteria of one of statements below, then it is likely that you are a Qualified Resident but you will need to ask Housing Control to confirm this.

If you think that you are a Qualified Resident and want to apply for a Status Declaration document to prove this, you can download an application form here.

The letters in brackets refer to a specific part of section 10(2) of the Housing Control Law. A full extract of this section of the Law is available here.

(d) A person born in Guernsey on or before 30/06/1994 and who has been ordinarily resident for an aggregate of 10 years within a 20 period and who is the child of parents at least one of whom was ordinarily resident in Guernsey when the child was born.

(e) A person who was born in Guernsey after 30/06/1994, who has been ordinarily resident for an aggregate of 10 years within a 20 year period and who is the child of parents at least one of whom is a Qualified Resident and was ordinarily resident in Guernsey when the child was born.

(f) A person who has been ordinarily resident in Guernsey for an aggregate of 10 years within a 20 year period and who is the child of a person qualified under (d), (e) or (m).

(g) A person who has been ordinarily resident in Guernsey as the spouse or partner of the same Qualified Resident for 10 consecutive years and who has throughout that period cohabited with the Qualified Resident as their spouse or partner.

(h) A person who has been ordinarily resident in Guernsey for 15 consecutive years by virtue of an essential employment-related housing licence.

(i) A person whose parent qualifies under section 10(2)(h) and who first resided in Guernsey before the age of 18 and as a member of the household of the person qualifying under 10(2)(h) and who has been ordinarily resident in Guernsey for an aggregate of 15 years within a 25 period.

(j) A person who has been ordinarily resident in Guernsey for 20 consecutive years by virtue of a housing licence issued under section 3 of the Law.

(k) A person who first occupied a dwelling in Guernsey before the age of 18 within the household of their father or mother and who has completed an aggregate of 20 years ordinary residence in Guernsey within a 30 year period.

(m) A person who was born outside of Guernsey due to a need for special medical or surgical care at or in connection with their birth or for other reasons beyond the control of their mother and whose mother was ordinarily resident in Guernsey at the time of their birth and who, but for the fact they were born outside of Guernsey, would be a person described in (c), (d) or (e).

The Law also explains what it means to be 'ordinarily resident' in Guernsey.


Housing Control

Sir Charles Frossard House,  La Charroterie,  St Peter Port,  GY1 1FH,  Guernsey
Tel: 44 1481 715790 Email: housing.control@gov.gg




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