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Population Management

The size and make-up of Guernsey's Population is regulated by the Population Management Law. The Law is designed to make sure that the island has the right mix of people supporting our economy and community now and also for the future. This is done by using an online paperless system of Certificates and Permits along with Immigration Clearance, which gives people the right to live and work in Guernsey.

It aims to support local businesses by providing Permits designed for specific jobs, allowing us to attract a diverse range of skilled people where needed to strengthen Guernsey's workforce.

It also determines who can live in certain accommodation. Guernsey's properties are primarily split into two 'Housing Markets' the Local Market and the Open Market (visit our FAQ Page to find out more).

During lockdown the Committee introduced Regulations to provide flexibility in the Population Management Regime. As restrictions were eased and we moved in to Phase 5 these provisions fell away.  Anyone not working in their full-time role listed on their Employment Permit, or concerned or impacted by a change in their employment circumstances should contact the Population Management Office on 01481 715790 or for further support and guidance.

If you are new to Guernsey, or are thinking of relocating here please visit our 'Useful Links' page below.

If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen currently living in Guernsey, please click here for more information on the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in Guernsey.

Click here to access the Population Portal.



Guidance for individuals and employers with employment permits

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