EU/EEA nationals

Nationals from the European Economic Area

Nationals from European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland (see table below) can enter the UK without any restrictions. However, not all EEA nationals can work in the UK without restrictions. Nationals from all EEA countries and Switzerland should be able to produce a document from List A showing their nationality.

Members of the EEA who can work without restriction:

Austria

Finland

Latvia

Portugal

Belgium

France

Liechtenstein*

Romania

Bulgaria

Germany

Lithuania

Slovakia

Croatia

Greece

Luxembourg

Slovenia

Cyprus

Hungary

Malta

Spain

Czech Republic

Iceland*

Netherlands

Sweden

Denmark

Ireland

Norway*

 

Estonia

Italy

Poland

 

* Although Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are not members of the European Union (EU), their citizens have the same rights as EU citizens to enter, live in and work in the UK.

 

Croatian Nationals  

The registration requirements for Croatian workers expired on 30 June 2018. From 1 July 2018 Croatians, like other EU citizens, will be able to take up any employment in the UK without the need to first get worker authorisation from the Home Office.

Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

From 1 January 2014 Bulgarian and Romanian nationals no longer need to register for an accession worker card or registration certificate as evidence of permission to work or of their right to reside as a worker.