Aliens Cards were introduced following the Aliens Restriction Act which was passed in 1920. Under this law all aliens over the age of 16 resident in Jersey and of non-British birth had to register with the Office of Immigration.
From this process a set of over 3,500 cards were created containing personal details such as name, address, occupation, place of birth and date of arrival in the UK. Each card has a photograph of the individual attached as well as a record of their movements in and out of the island. The cards are closed for 100 years from the person’s date of birth.
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