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Moving your Residence to Guernsey

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Please note that the requirements will change from 1st January 2021 once the Brexit Transition period has ended.

Bringing your Personal Effects to Guernsey

If you are bringing your personal effects from the UK or any other European Community (EC) country to Guernsey you will need to declare all the items that you are importing to Customs & Excise on an inventory. There is no standard format required for an inventory but it must be a complete and legible list of all the items you are importing.

If you are bringing your personal effects to Guernsey from outside of the European Community and are transferring your residence to Guernsey, the import duty may be waived if:

As well as an inventory, a Personal Effects Declaration form, known as a C16 form is also needed.

Please note any alcohol or tobacco products are not subject to the duty waiver and will be subject to an excise duty charge.

The C16 form can be found in the download section on this page.

You should also contact Population Management in order to obtain a certificate/permit that allows you to live and work in the island

  • Requirements from 1st January 2021

    • From 1st January 2021, Personal effects imported from within the Customs Union (UK, Isle of Man and Jersey) will require a C15 declaration form.
    • Personal effects imported from outside the Customs Union (anywhere else) will require a C16 declaration form. Import duty relief will be available on these goods if:-
      • You have been resident outside the Customs Union for a continuous period of at least twelve months;
      • Have owned and used the goods items for a minimum of six months;
      • The items are intended to continue to be for your personal use.
    • Full customs declarations will need to be completed on goods imported from the European Union, as is currently the case for any goods imported from outside of the European Union. Please refer to sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Guernsey Customs Information guidance.  

 

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