Can Uk Work Permit For Eu Citizens

An EU citizen who is presently living in the UK may apply for a Work Permit if they do not yet have citizenship or if their citizenship comes from another country.

Can Uk Work Permit For Eu Citizens

This is because after EU negotiations, European citizens no longer need to apply for a Work Permit.This article will assist non-EU citizens in finding the most appropriate visa and work permit options available to them. The information provided is designed to help you determine whether a specific job will be worth it or not.

Becoming a migrant worker is the dream of many people from different countries. Many individuals think that it’s easy to move and work in any foreign country. However, it won’t be like this if you are European and wish to find some well-paid job in Britain.

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The short answer is, Yes, EU citizens can work in the UK after Brexit, but they need to apply under the Skilled Worker Visa or EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

Changes After Brexit

The formation of the European Union (EU) saw free movement of goods, services, people as well as capital among the member countries, which included the United Kingdom (UK). Following the official exit of Britain (UK) on 29th March 2019, it hasn’t been business as usual for the European Union (EU) citizens who used to enjoy the freedom of migrating and working in the United Kingdom, among other EU countries before Brexit.

Who are EU Citizens?

Upon leaving the EU, the UK changed its way of handling citizens from the remaining 27 EU countries. These countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania. When we talk about the EU citizens, we are referring to the nationals of these 27 EU member countries. However the same Brexit rules also apply to citizens of EEA countries such as Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. 

The UK Skilled Worker Visa and EU Settlement Scheme 

Having an EU passport or national identity card only is no longer valid proof of an EU citizen’s right to work in the UK. Starting from 1st January 2021, any EU citizen who’s residing outside the UK but interested in working in the country is required to have a UK skilled worker visa for their immigration request to be successful. This includes the employer obtaining a sponsorship licence to employ from abroad. However, Irish citizens are exempted from the restriction, as the UK and Ireland still uphold free trade between the two countries, thus free movement of workers. 

Even if you were an EU ex-pat working in the UK before 1st January 2021, you might also be required to have a visa to continue working in the country, especially if you had not applied for the pre-settled or settled status uder the EU Settlement Scheme. For most EU ex-pats, they had until 30th June 2021 to obtain the necessary work visa or apply to c) if they were living in the country by 31st December 2020. 

If an EU citizen working in the UK didn’t manage to apply to the EUSS on time, the Home Office had issued a special provision that allowed them to make the application within 28 days after the 30th June Deadline. The application was likely to be successful if it showed that the applicant had missed the application deadline on reasonable grounds. Citing illness or domestic abuse by your spouse is among the reasons that can be considered reasonable grounds for failing to submit your application on time.

Otherwise, an EU worker living in the UK without a work visa or pre-settled/ settled status under EUSS risks being labelled an overstayer and possible subsequent deportation to their home countries. 

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