Role of the Lieutenant-Governor

The Lieutenant-Governor is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen for a five year term, to be her personal representative and impartial adviser.

The Lieutenant-Governor’s responsibilities include:

  • representing the Queen on ceremonial occasions
  • being an impartial adviser to the Queen
  • hosting royal, ambassadorial and VIP visits and occasions in conjunction with the Island’s authorities and the UK government
  • being a point of contact between the Island’s authorities and the UK government
  • promoting and playing an active part in the social and charitable affairs of the Island and to promote community activity in this area
  • carrying out certain executive functions in relation to the control of immigration, deportation and naturalisation, and the issuing of passports
  • communicating recommendations for certain Crown appointments to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from the Insular and Church authorities
  • making recommendations for the award of honours to Jersey residents
  • being the Commander-in-Chief of British Armed Forces in the Island
  • directing the administration of the Crown Estate in the Island

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