High Value Residency

The largest of the channel islands, Jersey is home to about 100,000 Jèrriais. A peaceful, safe, and low-tax jurisdiction situated in the English Channel, the island has been a favorite retirement destination for European HNWI for decades. 

The High Value Residency program allows wealthy individuals to take up residency in Jersey, a status that can become permanent after five years. In the sixth year, participants are eligible to apply for UK Citizenship. 

No investment or contribution is required but applicants must demonstrate a very high level of income and wealth.


Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship6 years
Time to permanent residency5 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of sufficient income and wealth required (See How to Qualify)
Physical presence requirement185 days a year
Application processing time2-4 weeks
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to(UK Passport) 187 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableNo contribution required

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