EU Nationals and working in the UK

As of 1 January 2021, EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals who are not eligible for pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme must follow the same UK immigration regulations as non-EEA nationals.

The freedom of movement ended on 31 December 2020, which implies that all EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens coming to the UK must acquire the right to work in the UK before travelling.

However, those EU nationals who resided in the UK before Brexit and have secured either Pre-Settled or Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme are allowed to continue working in the UK.

If you haven’t obtained any status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may enter the UK for up to 6 months as a non-visa national, but you are not permitted to work as a visitor. Therefore, if you intend to work in the UK, you must apply for and receive an appropriate visa before entering the country for employment.

There are various types of work visas available for the UK, but each individual’s circumstances determine the type of work visa available. However, sponsorship from an authorized UK business is required for work visas. Additionally, minimum skill, salary, and English language requirements will be imposed.

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