Working

Last modified: 31 July 2018

All EEA and Swiss national students can work in the UK. You can work during or after studies. From 1 July 2018, Croatian nationals are no longer subject to the 'Worker Authorisation Scheme', and therefore can work from this date without obtaining permission.

The UK currently remains a member of the European Union. Therefore, if you meet the relevant criteria you still have a right to reside. We have provided some information about the UK's position since the EU referendum.

Croatian nationals

Last modified: 02 July 2018

Croatia became part of the European Union on 1 July 2013. The UK Government restricted access to employment in the UK for Croatian nationals for five years from this date, by requiring those who wanted to work to obtain authorisation (unless exempt) before starting work. From 1 July 2018 there are no longer any restrictions. Therefore Croatian nationals can work without first obtaining permission from this date.  

If you were someone who was required to obtain an accession worker authorisation document under the 'work authorisation scheme', it is important that you keep the document (s) you were issued. If you applied for a document before 1 July 2018, it is important that application is processed and that you get this evidence (issued as a certificate) of your permission to work before 1 July 2018.


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