Guernsey has so much to offer. Discover an environment that helps business to flourish and a lifestyle that helps you reconnect with the good things in life. The team at Locate Guernsey will act as your one point of contact to assist corporate and personal relocation enquiries. You can also take a look at our Getting to Know Guernsey Guide here [1Mb]
Register before you relocate
The admission and stay of persons other than British citizens is governed by the Border Agency.
Applications for British (Guernsey) citizenship may be made through the Royal Court of Guernsey.
Whether you are a British citizen or not, you will need to find out about the controls on who can live and work here and if you plan on working, you will need a Resident Certificate/Employment Permit (Right to Work).
If you are moving here for the first time, or are returning after a period of absence, you will need to register with Social Security and Income Tax. You may also be eligible to register to vote.
There is no NHS in the island and no reciprocal health agreement with the UK, so you should consider insurance, which is available from a range of private providers.
New residents should also be aware that GP practices are private and you will have to pay for your consultation. Specialist/consultant treatment is often free for residents on referral from your GP.
If you are moving to Guernsey with children, you can find more information about schools here.
Guernsey also operates its own driver licensing and vehicle registration system. Individuals taking up permanent residence (for longer than a year) will need to exchange their foreign driving licence for a Guernsey Driving Licence and reregister any imported vehicles and may need to pay a first registration duty. Follow this link for further information on exchaning a foreign driving licence. Follow this link for further information on importing a vehicle.
Guernsey is working hard to minimise its waste by reduction, reuse and recycling. For more information on refuse collection, waste disposal and recycling, follow this link.