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A Certificate or Permit confirms a person's right to live and work in Guernsey and will show any conditions that apply.
Under the previous Housing Control Law people held Housing Licences or Declarations of Lawful Residence which were often referred to as 'Right to Work' documents.
A person can hold a Permit based on either their personal or employment circumstances. A person can hold a Certificate based on their personal circumstances only.
About Certificates and Permits based on personal circumstances
These are not associated with a person's employment but usually allow a person to undertake any employment in Guernsey. The holder of a Certificate or Permit based on their personal circumstances will often have a strong family connection to Guernsey.
Some Permits enable a person to be a householder and to accommodate their family whereas other Permits are conditional on the holder either living with a named person (for example as an immediate family member of a householder) or in a certain category of housing (for example as the lodger in an Open Market Part A Private Family Home).
A person who holds a Certificate is able to be a householder and accommodate their family members and other Permit holders who are required to be accommodated by a householder.
About Employment Permits
Employment Permits can only be applied for by an Employer.