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How to get into Jersey 1970
« on: Monday 11 March 19 16:52 GMT (UK) »
What immigration procedures would an Irishman, coming from England, have had to follow to reside in Jersey in the 1970s? Was there any record kept of those who became resident?
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Kane, Cleary, Kennedy, Flynn,

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Re: How to get into Jersey 1970
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 March 19 17:01 GMT (UK) »
He would be treated the same as British folk, there wasn't much in the way of Social Security & tax was paid in the second year so working a year in Jersey then a year in Guernsey etc' was a bit of a scam! Buying a house under a certain price was problematic if you were a non-native, unless you married one. No problem for tax-dodgers with cash.  ;D

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Re: How to get into Jersey 1970
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 March 19 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks. So how were British folk treated? Unrecorded?
Kane, Cleary, Kennedy, Flynn,


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Re: How to get into Jersey 1970
« Reply #3 on: Monday 11 March 19 19:36 GMT (UK) »
OK Jerry, mostly seasonal workers so needed! Later influx of Portugese speakers from Madiera.

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Re: How to get into Jersey 1970
« Reply #4 on: Monday 11 March 19 21:26 GMT (UK) »
I was shortlisted for a job in Guernsey in 1993 - the procedure was similar to Jersey, but with some differences.

Anyone could rent a 1 bedroomed flat.
For bigger property, you were allowed to enter the housing market at a level commensurate with your income. So you couldn't deliberately rent/buy a cheaper property.

To move to either island, you had to have a job, or guaranteed income over a certain level. From memory about half a million per year? But I may be wrong on that score!
I think you also needed a work permit?

In 1994 I moved to the Isle of Man - where there were more relaxed conditions! ;D
But I needed a work permit for 10 years.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: How to get into Jersey 1970
« Reply #5 on: Monday 11 March 19 21:33 GMT (UK) »
Things have obviously been tightened up KG!

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