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European Economic Area (EEA) | Bulgarian & Romanian Nationals

Upon Bulgaria and Romania joining the EU on 1st January 2007, work restrictions were imposed whereby, upon arrival in the UK, citizens of those countries were obliged to apply for either a:

  • Yellow Registration Card, which allowed them to work on a self-employed basis, study or live in the UK provided they were self-sufficient or a
  • Blue Registration Card which allowed them to work in the UK as an employee.

These restrictions came to an end on 1st January 2014 and nationals of those countries can now work in the UK without restrictions in the same manner as other EEA Nationals.

What Visas Are Now Available?

  • Individuals who have worked in the UK for less than five years can apply for a Registration Certificate.
  • A Bulgarian or Romanian national issued with a Yellow or Blue Registration Card before 1st January 2014 and who have been properly exercising the rights granted, may be eligible to apply for Permanent Residence or Indefinite Leave to remain in the UK.

Who Can Apply?

Bulgarian and Romanian nationals and family members who are:

  • spouse, or civil partner
  • parent or grandparent (or their spouse or civil partner) who is either under twenty one or dependant upon the British citizen
  • child or grandchild (or their spouse or civil partner) dependant upon the British Citizen.

How Can We Help?

The rules and regulations governing all immigration matters are detailed and complex and it is essential that expert guidance is sought to ensure that accurate applications are submitted which are suitable for proper consideration by the authorities and to avoid the waste of substantial fees in the case of rejected applications.

Kangs Solicitors maintains an established team which assists clients with all aspects of asylum and immigration issues at all stages from Application preparation to Tribunal representation and any subsequent Appeal Hearings.

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Immigration Solicitors

Please feel free to contact our Immigration Team who will be happy to speak to you and guide you.

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