Guernsey passport

Guernsey passport
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The front cover of a contemporary Guernsey biometric passport.
The biodata page of the Guernsey biometric passport
Type Passport
Issued by United KingdomGuernsey Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey,
on behalf of
United Kingdom Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
(on the advice of the
United Kingdom Lord Chancellor being also British Secretary of State for Justice),
at the request of the
Guernsey States of Guernsey
Eligibility British citizenship

The Guernsey passport is a British passport issued by the Passport Office of the Customs and Immigration Department in St Peter Port to British citizens.


The Guernsey Customs and Immigration Department issues British passports to British citizens who are in Guernsey at the time of application and will be there when the passport is issued. Application forms are available from the Passport Office at White Rock, the States Office in Alderney, or the Greffe in Sark.

Passport statement

Guernsey passports contain on their inside cover the following words in English only:

Her Britannic Majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Guernsey (Channel Islands) and its dependencies requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford such assistance and protection as may be necessary.


British passports issued by the Guernsey Government to people who are regarded as 'Channel Islanders or Manxmen' under Protocol 3 of the Treaty of Rome will have an endorsement included to the following effect:

holder is not entitled to benefit from European Community Provisions relating to employment or establishment

Although British citizens who have only a connection to Guernsey are European Union citizens (an EU citizen being defined by the Treaty of Maastricht as a person holding the nationality of a Member State), they do not have EU Freedom of Movement Rights.

However, if an applicant for a passport at Guernsey is regarded as "having a close connection to the United Kingdom" (i.e. they have lived in the UK for five years, were born in the UK, or have parents or grandparents born in the UK), their passports will not include such an endorsement and they will be fully eligible to benefit from European Union Freedom of Movement rights.[1]

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