Consultation opens on Jersey's future immigration policy

A consultation on Jersey's future immigration policy has been launched.

Changes to the UK's immigration system will take effect on 1 January 2021. They will include an end to free movement for EU nationals, the introduction of different permissions for different talents and skills and changes to the rules applying to some nationalities.

Jersey Customs and Immigration Service says while the island's system is aligned with the UK's, the island does have the ability to form its own policy and aims to develop a system which 'responds to the needs of the business community whilst keeping the island secure.'

Both residents and businesses are invited to give their feedback.

The consultation will run until 17 January 2020.