With flight times from just 40 minutes and ferries from 3 hours, we're closer than you think.
Guernsey's Open Market provides a straightforward route to residency.
Guernsey does not levy capital gains tax, inheritance or wealth tax. Income tax is charged at the flat rate of 20%.
Guernsey has a reputation as a safe, family-friendly community.
“Whilst the principal motive for moving was to be closer to my father, we have found that we are really enjoying island life – even more than we expected to. It is a very welcoming and friendly place to live and we aren’t sure why we didn’t think about doing it earlier.”
"I'd say we still work just as hard, but when the day finishes it's so quick and easy to get to the sea or to town or any other activity, which makes the work/life balance better because we are doing a lot more 'life' whilst the same amount of 'work'."
“From our previous visit we were aware of some of Guernsey's quirks; the extremely narrow roads, the unreliability of inter-island transport at certain times of the year, the higher cost of living etc. What we weren't expecting were the many hidden delights one finds on such a small island. Substantial retail shops tucked away in obscure country lanes, interesting and unusual local businesses, restaurants in unexpected and out-of-the-way places. We keep discovering such things.”
“There were a few reasons why we chose Guernsey over other jurisdictions; the lifestyle and cultural values we read about prior to moving here were a definite draw; the more temperate climate was also an advantage; the tax situation here meant our financial plans for retirement became more attractive and that was a very significant advantage; functioning Public Services was also a bonus – Guernsey isn’t perfect, but generally things work pretty well, and that makes life easier and less stressful.”
"My wife and I had a number of options available to us when we were looking to settle in a new home country. Having made 9 international moves in the past 25 years we had a pretty good sense of what was important to us when looking for a “forever home”. Most important to us was the feeling of open spaces while still being close to a town centre and good restaurants. Guernsey certainly allows for all of these and much more.
The many beautiful beaches and hiking trails are a great way to explore the island. For our family, membership to the golf course has been a very good way to meet people and form a community.
Guernsey also checked all the boxes in that it is close to our grown-up children in the UK, encourages an active outdoor lifestyle and has an open and friendly community who have warmly welcomed us."