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Jersey Work Permits Criteria

Jersey Work Permits Criteria

Dear Members

The work permit for temporary 9 month permits have the following criteria

• Robust and tested recruitment processes are followed to ensure, as reasonably practicable, only genuine migrant workers are recruited from a hospitality background with appropriate vetting taking place
• A genuine vacancy exists meeting the skills for the role. Roles must not be created to solely facilitate immigration of a specific migrant to Jersey
• Migrant workers have successfully completed a course at a bona fide hospitality and tourism training institution and/or have relevant experience within the industry.
• Overseas criminal record certificates are obtained from every country where the employee has been resident for more than 1 year in the last 10 years. Any prospective employee who has an adverse criminal history must be referred to JCIS
• Employer must pay the ‘going rate’ for the role
• Employer to ensure that the migrant worker is adequately accommodated meeting the minimum standards required which supports their health and wellbeing
• JCIS to be notified if the migrant worker does not arrive or depart as planned or if employment is terminated early

And states – “The Jersey Hospitality Association will not be required to provide evidence of the above to JCIS. However, they must maintain adequate records and material that demonstrates the criteria has been met. JCIS will request copies of documents as appropriate to ensure compliance with this policy.”

And the skilled route criteria are;

• Robust and tested recruitment processes are followed to ensure migrant workers have the appropriate experience or skills to fulfill the work they will undertake
• A genuine vacancy must exist meeting the skills and salary threshold. Roles must not be created to solely facilitate immigration of a specific migrant to Jersey
• The minimum salary threshold of £30,000 must be met or the ‘the going rate’ whichever is the higher
• The job must be at or above the minimum skill level: RQF 3 or equivalent (A level or equivalent qualification). Migrant workers will not need to hold a formal qualification. It is the skill level of the job that must meet the standard
• The migrant worker must meet the minimum English language requirement – B1 or higher (see Appendix 4)
• Migrant workers being employed in Health, Therapy, Social Services and Education must obtain overseas criminal record certificates from every country where the migrant worker has been resident for more than 12 months in the last 10 years.
• Employer to ensure that the migrant worker is adequately accommodated meeting the minimum standards required which supports their health and wellbeing
• JCIS to be notified if the migrant worker does not arrive or depart as planned or if employment is terminated early

The employer is also required to meet the requirements of the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law 2012 and hold the requisite licensing permission.

The requirement of fulfilling all of the criteria remains with the applicant.

Please be aware that the process of granting a work permit is not simply a rubber stamp and at any time we could come to you as the applicant to provide evidence that any of the above criteria have been met. I would therefore suggest (if it’s not recorded anywhere else) your forms make it clear that you need to be satisfied from the employer that these criteria have been met.

Download the application forms here:

Work Permit Application Form
JHA Work Permit Application Process
Hospitality Work Permit Application Checklist

UK VISA APPLICATION
Access the Skilled Worker visa: eligible occupations and codes
Apply for your UK Visa HERE

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