Permits) (Jersey) Rules 1995
THE HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, in
exercise of the powers conferred by section 1(4) of the Immigration Act 1971 of the United Kingdom,
as extended to Jersey by the Immigration
(Jersey) Order 1993, makes the following Rules
1 Application of Rules
Rules apply in relation to a person not having the right of abode in Jersey
seeking leave to enter or remain in or variation of leave to enter or remain in
Jersey for the purpose of employment subject to a condition that the person
holds a work permit.
entry into and stay in Jersey of persons not having the right of abode is
regulated in accordance with directions given by the Lieutenant-Governor under
section 1(4A) of the Immigration Act 1971
of the United Kingdom as extended to Jersey by the Immigration (Jersey) Order 1993.
these Rules, any reference to an entrant shall be construed as a reference to a
person in relation to whom these Rules apply.
2 Application for work permit
application for a work permit shall be made to the Minister by the person
wishing to employ the entrant.
application shall be made in such form, contain such information and be
accompanied by such particulars and such fee as the Minister may from time to
3 Issue of work permit
determining whether or not to issue a work permit, the Minister shall have
regard to the matters described in paragraph (2), and may have regard to
the matters described in paragraph (3).
matters to which the Minister shall have regard are –
extent to which the vacancy exists;
manner in which and the extent to which the vacancy has been advertised, and
the period for which the vacancy has been advertised;
availability of persons not requiring a work permit who have a level of
experience or training adequate for the vacancy;
wages and conditions of service offered for the vacancy, and the wages and
conditions of service applicable to the majority of persons similarly employed
entrant’s knowledge of the English language; and
economic situation of Jersey.
matters to which the Minister may have regard are –
work experience and character of the entrant; and
provision made by the person wishing to employ the entrant for housing the
4 Form and terms, etc. of work permit
work permit shall be issued in such form as the Minister from time to time
work permit shall authorize the employment of the entrant by the applicant for
the work permit in a specified post for a specified period of time.
to paragraph (4), the period of time specified in a work permit shall not
the case of seasonal or other short term employment, 9 months; and
any other case, 3 years.
Minister may, in exceptional circumstances, authorize a period of employment
not exceeding 5 years.
an entrant does not, within the period of 3 months commencing on the day a work
permit is issued, take up the specified post, the work permit shall cease to
have effect upon the expiry of that period.
to this Rule, the Minister may issue a work permit subject to such conditions,
restrictions and requirements as the Minister considers appropriate.
These Rules may be cited as the Immigration (Work Permits) (Jersey)