Guernsey immigration fees rise following UK changes

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Guernsey immigration fees are to rise in line with increases made to charges in the UK.

Anyone given indefinite permission to remain can move freely and work in the UK and across the Crown Dependencies.

In April the UK increased its charges by about 3% and Guernsey’s Home Department has decided to implement its own changes from 3 June.

A department spokesman said the Isle of Man and Jersey were expected to also increase their fees to a similar level.

Indefinite permission to remain – £1,051 (£788 for dependents)
Limited permission to remain – £578 (£433)

Phil Taylor, assistant chief officer at the Guernsey Border Agency, said: “It is important to note that immigration permission is entirely separate from the Housing Control laws in Guernsey and relevant legislation in other parts of the Bailiwick and does not affect a person’s requirement to comply with those laws.

“The Home Department fully acknowledges the significant contribution that legal migrants make to the economy and cultural life in the Bailiwick.

“[It] is confident that the increases in charges are not out of line with prices charged in the UK and other islands and considers that the fees help to reduce the charge to the public purse.”

 

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