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British Islands

Under the Interpretation Act 1978, the term British Islands refers to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, together its Crown Dependencies: the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey (which in turn includes the smaller islands of Alderney, Herm and Sark); and the Isle of Man.

The phrase "British Islands - Bailiwick of Jersey" is used on Jersey passports, replacing "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" on the largely identical UK passport. (Both bear the inscription "European Union", although Jersey is in the customs union rather than the EU proper.)