The front cover of a contemporary Guernsey biometric passport.
The biodata page of the Guernsey biometric passport
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||British citizenship|
The Guernsey Customs and Immigration Department issues British passports to British citizens who are in Guernsey at the time of application and will be there when the passport is issued. Application forms are available from the Passport Office at White Rock, the States Office in Alderney, or the Greffe in Sark.
British passports issued by the Guernsey Government to people who are regarded as 'Channel Islanders or Manxmen' under Protocol 3 of the Treaty of Rome will have an endorsement included to the following effect:
|“||holder is not entitled to benefit from European Community Provisions relating to employment or establishment||”|
Although British citizens who have only a connection to Guernsey are European Union citizens (An EU citizen is defined by the Treaty of Maastricht as a person holding the nationality of a Member State), they do not have EU Freedom of Movement Rights.
However, if an applicant for a passport at Guernsey is regarded as "having a close connection to the United Kingdom" (i.e. they have lived in the UK for five years, were born in the UK, or have parents or grandparents born in the UK), their passports will not include such an endorsement and they will be fully eligible to benefit from European Union Freedom of Movement rights.
- "What is Islander status?". States of Guernsey. 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.