Visa-free travel in the UK and Common Travel Area
UK Citizenship can be awarded after six years
Visa for the whole family
Required investment from £1,000,000
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Introducing Guernsey

An island where lifestyle comes first

Guernsey residents enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world. The small population of just 66,000 forms a close community and ensures that crime rates are extremely low, making it an ideal place for families.

Guernsey has its own constitutional government and independence in terms of policy, legislation and taxation. The island is just 50km from France, but its strongest links are with the UK. The Investor Visa Programme is half the cost of the UK or Jersey’s, yet still provides unrestricted access to the UK and and the Republic of Ireland. UK Citizenship, and visa-free access to 173 countries, can be awarded after six years.

Guernsey's economy is dominated by the financial services industry, with an excellent reputation across a range of areas, including the insurance and private equity sectors. The island plays an important role as a conduit for international investment and maintains close links to the City of London, reflected in several flights each day to and from London Gatwick and London City airports.

The island's education system is strong and includes high-performing private schools that take students through to A-levels, with the expectation of continuing on to university either in the UK or further afield.

Guernsey enjoys a temperate climate with cool winters and mild summers. The island is framed by beautiful beaches and whilst the interior measures just 78 sq. km, it is crossed by attractive country lanes that make exploration of the island a real pleasure.

Capital city: St Peter Port
Languages: English
Visa free countries: 5 (UK & Republic of Ireland)
Currency: Pound Sterling £
Total area: 78 km²
Population: 66,502 (2017)
Nearest country: France
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)

Guernsey Investor Visa Requirements

Applicants must fulfil the following:


Make an investment of £1,000,000 or more, maintained for five years.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must intend to make Guernsey their main home.
Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Guernsey Investor Visa Application Process

  • Month 1

    Apply for visa.
    Collect visa.
    Enter country.
    Make investment within 90 days.

  • Year 1

    Spend more time in Guernsey than elsewhere in the world.

  • Year 2

    Spend more time in Guernsey than elsewhere in the world.

  • Year 3

    Visa extension.
    Spend more time in Guernsey than elsewhere in the world.

  • Year 4

    Spend more time in Guernsey than elsewhere in the world.

  • Year 5

    Permanent residence granted.
    Spend more time in Guernsey than elsewhere in the world.

  • Year 6

    UK citizenship may be granted.


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Eric G. Major

"I've spent the past 25 years helping private clients to successfully relocate around the world. A second residency or citizenship can seem like a big undertaking, but we'll be by your side to provide the guidance and support to make the journey enjoyable and stress-free."