Citizens of European Union and Switzerland have a right to come and live or work or study in the UK without restrictions. Bulgarian and Romanian citizens do not have any restrictions on working in the UK from 1 January 2014, below you can find a link to the page describing the restrictions applicable during 2007-2013 (still need to show compliance if you are applying for permanent residency or British Citizenship).
Exception: Croatian nationals have the same rights as all other EU/EEA nationals when it comes to studying, being self-employed etc but need an authorisation to be able to work (as an employee for a salary).
After 5 years of being here as a worker or self-employed person or a student or a retired person or a self-sufficient person an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen can apply for a status of a permanent resident in the UK and later for British Citizenship.
Information for family members of EU/EEA citizens, especially for family members who are non-EU nationals themselves such as an Algerian spouse of a French citizen, please book a session for advice.
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