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GBJ Plates Here To Stay

Islanders with Jersey registered cars that have the GBJ sign will not need to take any action when travelling abroad, despite changes coming into force in the UK.

Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) has clarified that Jersey registered vehicles will not have to change the GBJ sign on licence plates when travelling abroad.

The UK confirmed earlier this year that the sign required on vehicles would switch from ‘GB’ to ‘UK’.

UK registered vehicles will be required to change their GB marked plates, to the new UK versions

But that will not apply to Jersey-registered vehicles, which will continue using the GBJ sign.

A distinguishing sign is the mark on licence plates that shows where the country is registered.

Head of DVS Gordon Forrest has reassured islanders that no change has to be made ahead of travel.

Following a change in requirements for GB registered vehicles in the UK, I would like to clarify again that Islanders whose cars are registered in Jersey and have the GBJ distinguishing sign do not need to take any action.

We have received a large number of queries recently with Islanders concerned about what they need to do when travelling in France or other countries. I would like to reiterate that the change only applies to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and will not extend to us in Jersey.”

Residents who plan to stay in Jersey for more than 12 months have to register any foreign vehicle brought with them to the island.

They will also have to obtain a Jersey driving licence. This can be done by contacting your parish hall or online at gov.je

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