Living in Guernsey
Moving to Guernsey is often a popular choice for individuals looking to relocate, particularly with its close proximity to the UK. Guernsey is close enough to feel a part of the UK, but has all the added benefits of living abroad – the coastlines, beautiful scenery, classic cobbled streets, and there is plenty to do, see, and explore around the island.
It may be a small island, but it has retained its traditional and fascinating charm and continues to grow as a modern and dynamic British island.
Moving to Guernsey
British citizens, EEA nationals and Swiss nationals are eligible to move to Guernsey. Nationals of other countries require permission to “leave to remain” in Guernsey but the visa and immigration rules are comparable to the UK and more information can be provided on request.
In addition to Guernsey, the island of Sark falls within the Bailiwick of Guernsey and is only a 50 minute ferry journey ride. It offers a very relaxed lifestyle (there are no cars on this beautiful and tranquil island), as well as a simple and low tax system, whereby personal tax per adult resident, for example, is capped at £9,000.
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Living in Guernsey
Guernsey is independent from the UK and has its own democratically elected Parliament which controls the island’s laws, budgets and levels of taxation.
A number of taxation changes introduced since 2008 have increased the attractiveness of Guernsey as a country for affluent individuals wishing to live there permanently. Guernsey is a tax effective jurisdiction with no capital gains taxes, no inheritance taxes and no wealth taxes. In addition, there is no VAT or goods and service tax. There is also an attractive tax cap for newcomers to the island.
Articles on Living in Guernsey
The following articles provide further information on living in Guernsey: