EEA and Swiss Nationals

You have a right to work in the UK if you are:

  • a British citizen or European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national. The British citizenship and European national sections on the UKVI website explain your right to work.
  • a family member of a British citizen, EEA or Swiss national. You will normally be entitled to join them in the UK and look for work, regardless of your own nationality. If you would normally need a visa to enter the UK, you will need to obtain an EEA family permit, which is free of charge.

TURKISH NATIONALS

If you are a Turkish citizen you may be eligible to apply for an European Community Association Agreement (ECAA) visa which would allow you to work in the UK.

CROATIAN NATIONALS

From 01 July 2018 Croatian nationals no longer require additional work authorisation or sponsorship.

UK ANCESTRY

If you are a Commonwealth citizen, and have a grandparent who was born in the UK, you may be eligible for a UK Ancestry visa which would entitle you to come and work in the UK.

Countries within the European Economic Area

 Austria

Germany

Malta

Belgium

Greece

Netherlands

Bulgaria

Hungary

Norway

Croatia

Iceland

Poland

Cyprus

Ireland

Portugal

 Czech Republic

Italy

Romania

Denmark

Latvia

Slovakia

Estonia

Liechtenstein

Slovenia

Finland

Lithuania

Spain

France

Luxembourg

Sweden

 

 

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