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IMMIGRATION & EMIGRATION

Sunday, 01 April 2018

Any other person wishing to establish themselves in business in the Bailiwick must obtain an entry clearance (visa) prior to his/her arrival.

The admission and stay of persons other than British citizens is governed by statute in the form of various United Kingdom Immigration Acts extended by order in council to the Bailiwick of Guernsey, in effect, making them Bailiwick law. For these purposes British citizen includes other Commonwealth citizens who have the Right of Abode in the United Kingdom. The Immigration Acts regulate the entry and stay of all foreign nationals and Commonwealth citizens to some degree.

The following people do not normally need permission from the Guernsey Border Agency to come to the island as residents or indeed to set up a business in the Bailiwick of Guernsey:

  • British citizens
  • Other nationals of Member States of the European Economic Area and Switzerland
  • Other nationals who have permanent settlement in the United Kingdom, Bailiwick of Jersey or the Isle of Man.
Any other person wishing to establish themselves in business in the Bailiwick must obtain an entry clearance (visa) prior to his/her arrival.
https://gov.gg/GBA

INVESTOR/ENTREPRENEUR VISA SCHEME

For those seeking the Investor/Entrepreneur Immigration routes  into Guernsey

These programmes are available to non-EU passport holders who wish to live in Guernsey Open Market and can do so, either by investing in the island or by buying or establishing a business in the Island.

  • Investor Visa route – Applicant must have £1m available and under their control, with a requirement to invest £750,000 for the benefit of the Bailiwick of Guernsey
  • Entrepreneur Visa route – Requirement to invest £200,000 in a new or existing Guernsey company which the applicant will manage themselves

INVESTOR IMMIGRATION

For Individuals who wish to live in the Bailiwick ofGuernsey and are able to secure residency through making an investment into the Guernsey economy.

ENTREPRENEUR IMMIGRATION

For Individuals who wish to live in the Bailiwick of Guernsey and intend to take an active role in the running of a business in Guernsey.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The applicant must be able to show they have at least £200,000 in their name in a bank account and which they must be prepared to invest into an existing Guernsey business. Creating a new Guernsey business, again with a minimum £200,000, is also acceptable. The applicant must also show that they will have at least a controlling or equal interest of the business and demonstrate the ‘economic’ win that the business will yield for Guernsey.

WHERE WILL THEY LIVE?

Successful applicants will live in a property in Guernsey’s Open Market. It is acceptable to let or to buy Open Market property.
 

For further details please visit the Locate Guernsey website:
https://www.locateguernsey.com/your-home/immigration-guernsey/

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