The front cover of a contemporary Jersey biometric passport.
The biodata page of the Jersey biometric passport
|Type of document||Passport|
|Eligibility requirements||British citizenship|
The Passport Office of the Jersey Government only issues British passports to British citizens living in the Channel Islands, United Kingdom or the Isle of Man who have a connection to Jersey (e.g. is currently in Jersey, was born in Jersey, or is a child born outside Jersey to parents born in Jersey).
Jersey Passport entitles you to the same benefits as a British Citizen would have. Reference: Jersey Immigration
British passports issued by the Jersey Government 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 Jersey 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 British citizens connected to Jersey also have a connection to the United Kingdom (e.g. they have lived in the UK for five years, or 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.
- Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau: Passports
- "What is Islander status?". States of Guernsey. 2013. Retrieved 23 October 2013.