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Residential and employment statuses and what they mean

A residential / employment status determines where you can work and live. There are four categories.

Your status will be printed on your registration card.


status Definition Housing
Entitled Someone who has lived in Jersey for 10 years Can buy, sell or lease any property
Licensed Someone who is an 'essential employee' Can buy, sell or lease any property, apart from assisted purchase or social rented housing, in their own name if they keep their 'licensed' status​
Entitled for work Someone who has lived in Jersey for five consecutive years immediately before the date the card is issued, or is married to someone who is 'entitled', 'licensed', or 'entitled for work​' Can buy property jointly with an 'entitled' spouse / civil partner. Can lease 'registered' (previously 'unqualified') property as a main place of residence.
Registered Someone who does not qualify under the other categories Can lease 'registered' (previously 'unqualified') property as a main place of residence



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