Bulgarian and Romanian

Many Bulgarian and Romanian workers are still struggling to migrate to the UK for work due to failed immigration applications. Contact WM Immigration and we can assist you to ensure you don’t make any costly mistakes so you and your family can come to the UK to work and live.

Accession worker card

There are 2 stages to applying for an accession worker card:

Your employer must apply for a work permit, unless your job will be in a category that does not need a work permit.

If your employer’s application for a work permit is approved, the UKBA will send you a letter of approval. You must then apply for an accession worker card using application form BR3, enclosing your letter of approval with your application.

When a Bulgarian or Romanian Worker completes a continuous period of 5 years in the UK they are eligible to apply for Permanent Residence to stay in the UK for an indefinite amount of time.  Their family members are also able to become permanent residences providing they meet the immigration requirements.

If you require an accession worker card and you have been offered a job before you come to the UK, you can apply for the document from outside the UK.

Authorised family members

To apply for an accession worker card as an authorised family member, you should use application form BR4.

Registration certificate

You can apply for a registration certificate if you are in the UK as a self-employed person, a student or a self-sufficient person. If you are exempt from worker authorisation, you can apply for a registration certificate as a worker or jobseeker. To apply for a registration certificate, you should use application form BR1. You must be in the UK when you apply.

Highly skilled people

To apply for a registration certificate as a highly skilled person you should use application form BR2.  You should use the UKBA points calculator to determine if you are eligible for this visa first.

Non-EEA family members of Bulgarian and Romanian nationals

Residence card

If you have a registration certificate and you have family members who are not EEA nationals, they can apply for a residence card using application form BR5.

Family member residence stamp

If you have an accession worker card and you have family members who are not EEA nationals, they can apply for a family member residence stamp using application form BR6.

Bulgarian and Romanian family members of EEA nationals

Family member registration certificate

To apply for a family member registration certificate as a Romanian or Bulgarian family member of someone who holds an accession worker card, you should use application form BR1.

Registration certificate

If you are the Bulgarian or Romanian family member of an EEA national who is not Bulgarian or Romanian, you can apply for a registration certificate using application form EEA1.

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